What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists assist people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability. Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness through strengthening and conditioning.
Physiotherapy is a health care treatment which assists people to restore, maintain, and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being.
HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP?
- Improving strength and flexibility
- Increase freedom of movement and mobility
- Breathe easier
- Reduce pain
- Stay active
- Prevent injury
PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIO
Healthcare with Heart
East Meets West’s integrated, multidisciplinary team enables us to provide comprehensive and individualized care to our patients.
RORY MCMULLIN - B.SC., B.HSC., PT.
- Rory has been practicing physiotherapy in Lethbridge since 2013
- Has completed over 10 post-graduate courses in physiotherapy
- the McKenzie approach
- Mulligan concept
- Trigger Point Dry Needling (IMS)
Rory is passionate about movement and solving mobility issues. His strengths lie in exercise prescription and manual therapy. He loves working with our local active populations and helping patients get back to the activities they enjoy.
ASHLEY LOWE - B.SC., M.SC., PT
- Specializes in pelvic health physiotherapy for both men and women
- She has postgraduate training in the physiotherapy assessment and treatment of:
- urinary and fecal incontinence
- pelvic organ prolapse
- diastasis rectus abdominus
- anorectal disorders
- pelvic pain
- postural control.
- She also has a specialization in facilitating safe and enjoyable engagement and return to exercise/sport during pregnancy as well as post-partum and post-pelvic surgery.
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How can physiotherapy help me?
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What should I expect during my first assessment?
Do I need a referral from my doctor to undergo physiotherapy?
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What types of treatments do our physiotherapists offer?
- Intra-muscular needling including Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Exercise therapy including injury prevention screenings
- Active release techniques
- Balance and Proprioceptive Training
- Manual therapy
- Injury education
- Electrotherapies such as TENS and electro muscular stimulation
What are common Pelvic Health Symptoms/Conditions?
- Over-active bladder
- Wet, dry
- Frequency > 8 voids/24 hours OR > 3 bowel movements/day
- Difficulty emptying or incomplete emptying
- Bladder, bowel or uterine prolapse
- Rectus Diastasis
- Separation of abdominal muscles
- Pelvic pain
- Anywhere from the umbilicus to the knee
- Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
- Coccydynia (pain around the tailbone)
- Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
- Non-bacterial prostatitis
What do Pelvic Health Physiotherapy treatments entail?
- Manual therapy
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Bowel/bladder training