You should visit a physiotherapist if your pain is mechanical. Also, other reasons you may choose to attend a physical therapy session include when the pain is not going away, the pain has severely affected movement, or it prevents you from sporting activities. Any of these reasons show that it is time to see a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy helps people recover from heart problems. This is done by doing special exercises and movements that are safe for the heart. This helps the heart get stronger and work better.
Yes, physiotherapy can help manage chronic pain by addressing underlying physical factors contributing to pain. Physiotherapists may use a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, modalities, and pain management techniques to reduce pain, improve function, and enhance quality of life.
Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in managing Parkinson’s disease. The aim is to help patients maintain their physical abilities, independence, and quality of life. Physiotherapists may design exercise programs to improve strength, balance, and coordination, and work with patients on practical tasks such as walking and speaking. They may also educate patients and their families about the disease and its effects. Physiotherapy is a key component of a comprehensive approach to managing Parkinson’s disease.
Pelvic floor therapy can help with various conditions related to the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), postpartum recovery, pre-and post-surgical pelvic conditions, and musculoskeletal issues in the pelvic region.
Physiotherapy services for seniors in Alberta may be covered through the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) in publicly funded facilities, such as hospitals or clinics. Additionally, seniors eligible for the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program may have physiotherapy coverage through Alberta Blue Cross. Private health insurance plans may also provide coverage, but it varies depending on the specific policy.
Pelvic physiotherapy primarily focuses on pelvic-related conditions and may indirectly help with bloating if it is caused by underlying pelvic issues. While pelvic physiotherapy may not directly target bloating, it can address conditions like pelvic floor dysfunction or impaired bowel function, which can contribute to bloating. Consulting with a healthcare professional, such as a pelvic physiotherapist or gastroenterologist, is recommended to determine the underlying cause of bloating and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Pelvic floor physiotherapists treat a range of conditions and problems that can affect the strength and function of your pelvic floor muscles. These include bladder problems such as urinary stress incontinence, bowel control issues such as rectal prolapse and uterine prolapse, chronic straining to pass stools or gas, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) and erectile dysfunction.
Tight pelvic floor muscles can feel like aching, tension, or pressure in the pelvic area. They may also cause pain during intercourse or urination. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to consult a pelvic floor physiotherapist for help.
The frequency of physical therapy sessions varies based on individual needs, the specific condition being treated, and the recommendations of the physical therapist. Here’s a general guideline:
Always consult with your physical therapist for a tailored recommendation. Remember, consistency and adherence to the treatment plan are vital for the best outcomes.