As a rehabilitation profession, Physiotherapists focus on the treatment on physical dysfunctions that are causing pain and / or preventing normal movement and functioning. Although they may treat clients with respiratory and neurological problems, it is their expertise with all types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions that Physiotherapists are most known for. These include problems such as chronic back or neck pain, whiplash, sciatica, TMJ (jaw) dysfunction, nerve irritations, muscle strains or joint sprains that are fresh or the result of long standing imbalances or compensation. Physiotherapy is also usually advised after surgery of any sort where there is residual weakness, stiffness or swelling or other loss of functioning.
They use a variety of techniques such as hands-on manual therapy, physical modalities to accelerate healing (ultrasound, electrotherapy, acupuncture, laser, heat and cold) and specific exercises to correct problems such as joint stiffness and swelling, muscle tightness, muscle weakness, faulty posture or gait.
According to Public Health, one in three women in Canada has some form of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Physiotherapy can effectively help patients overcome their condition (Canadian Physiotherapy Association).
We are happy to announce that Komal, our physiotherapist, now provides treatment for the following conditions:
· Stress or Urge Incontinence
· Pelvic Organ Prolapse
· Over Active Bladder
· Pregnancy Related Pain (Pre and Post Partum)
Symptoms related to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction may include:
-Urine leaks when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or exercise
-Inability to hold in urine during strong urges
-Urinating more than 8 times per day
-Difficulty initiating urination
-Feeling that you have not emptied your bladder fully after urinating
-Feeling pressure or heaviness in the pelvic region
-Straining to have a bowel movement—constipation?
-Experiencing pain during or after a bowel movement