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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession dedicated to working with people to identify and maximize their ability to move and function throughout their lifespan.
Specifically, physiotherapists improve clients’ quality of life by:
- Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness
- Preventing disease, injury, and disability
- Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
- Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance
- Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions
- Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline
- Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore function of multiple body systems.
The profession is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life. This holistic approach incorporates a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Physiotherapy
Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized physiotherapy program.
An exercise based approach to relieve the symptoms and discomfort of vestibular disorders. Dizziness, unsteadiness and balance problems can all be treated through a gentle exercise program tailor to meet the specific individual needs. Vestibular disorders are common and can affect people of all ages.
Most often caused by:
- Head trauma (motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries)
- Inner ear infections
- Illness or disease
- Certain medications
Other symptoms may include:
- A spinning sensation (frequently with changes in head positions)
- Difficulty reading or concentrating (including working on a computer)
- Poor balance
- Motion sensitivity (quicker movements provoke dizziness)
- Sensitivity to bright lights and noises
- Decreased tolerance to crowds
- Blurring of vision with head movements
- Difficulty watching TV or movies
Throughout North America, people are getting better and returning to normal lives through vestibular rehabilitation.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic floor physiotherapy refers to rehabilitation of those muscles which are involved in bowel/bladder function, sexual function and stabilization of the pelvic region in men and women. A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist is specialized in the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. This includes evaluating bladder and bowel habits and reeducation as needed. This specialization is becoming more established in the literature as a first-line of defense against incontinence and pelvic pain. Pelvic health can be impacted by pregnancy, abdominal/pelvic surgeries, traumatic injuries, muscle strain, and postural/hip/low back issues.
Women’s Pelvic Health concerns:
- Leaking when laughing, coughing, sneezing, jumping, running, participating in sports
- Feeling of bladder urgency
- Painful sex, tailbone pain, painful periods
- Pain or incontinence associated with pregnancy or postpartum
- Physical or sexual changes since menopause
- Unresolved pelvic or low back pain
Men’s Pelvic Health concerns:
- Overactive bladder
- Incontinence since prostatectomy or have a prostatectomy surgery scheduled
- Chronic pelvic pain, non-bacterial prostatitis
- Genital pain, perineal pain, tailbone pain
- Pain with orgasm, ejaculation, or experience erectile dysfunction
Orthopaedic Division Review journal Nov-Dec 2014 “Ultimately pelvic health physiotherapy applies to all people – men and women – at any stage of life, including childhood. Pelvic health professionals can effect change at any time throughout the lifespan.”