Physiotherapy is the profession that is skilled and devoted to maximizing and promoting health, wellness and physical mobility in individuals. Physiotherapists are university trained to assess and treat a variety of conditions, illnesses and diseases of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and urogynecology systems. A physiotherapist will assess you at your first appointment, and in consultation with you, will determine goals and develop a treatment plan to assist you in achieving your goals.
Physiotherapists are trained in a variety of treatment methods including hands-on treatment, exercise instruction, modalities (such as ultrasound and electrotherapy), acupuncture and IMS, taping and education to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Many women (and men) suffer from incontinence; however, many people don’t report their symptoms. Many times, incontinence can be treated conservatively through education, exercise, goal setting and lifestyle changes. The areas of focus in urogynecology include urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. Biofeedback and electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles have been shown to be very effective when exercises alone are not. Our team works with medical specialists to ensure that comprehensive treatment is available.
Acupuncture is a type of treatment that encourages the body’s natural healing as well as improves function. Acupuncture utilizes very fine, stainless steel, disposable needles that are inserted into very specific points. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s nervous system to release various chemicals that will improve healing and helps manage pain and inflammation.
“Vestibular rehabilitation” is a form of treatment for dizziness and balance problems. After careful assessment and identification of the factors triggering the episodes of dizziness, appropriate techniques may be carried out to reduce current symptoms. An exercise program may then be designed, based on the rationale that repeated stimulus will decrease the nervous system’s sensitivity. Balance exercises have been shown to be very effective to decrease falls in many of the elderly.