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Physiotherapy in Woodbridge

Man and woman doing physical therapyPhysiotherapy is a drug-free health care practice that helps break down barriers to physical function, helping people recover from illness, chronic disease, or injury, suffering after that weekend hockey game, or age-related conditions. It’s the therapy of choice for many who suffer from pain, whether in the back or neck, or joint pain, such as hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.

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What Are Some Benefits?

The primary benefits of physiotherapy are decreased pain, improved joint mobility, increased strength and coordination, better quality of life, and even improved cardiorespiratory function. Physical therapy offers specialized services for patients with heart and lung disease, traumatic and athletic injuries, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer, and pre- and post-surgical needs.

Tools and Techniques

Our physiotherapists utilize a number of modalities, which may include manual muscle therapy, joint mobilization, therapeutic ultrasound, interferential current therapy (IFC), taping, stretching, acupuncture, hyperthermy, hypothermy, stretching, strengthening instruction, paraffin therapy, and more. Your care plan may also include therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, electrical modalities such as TENS or ultrasound, and work hardening.

We offer a variety of options including shockwave therapypelvic floor and orthopedic physiotherapy.

Some conditions our patients have found solutions for include

  • Pre- and post-natal therapy
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Overuse/repetitive strain injuries
  • Chronic injuries

  • Bursitis
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction/pelvic pain
  • Urinary/bowel incontinence
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries

Emphasis is placed on what you can do for yourself, and on education to prevent future injuries or disability. Physiotherapy helps promote an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For many seniors, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function to permit independent living.

Woman working core

What Is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic health physiotherapy is establishing itself as the first choice in treating incontinence, pelvic pain, and other related problems. A physiotherapist with advanced, specialized training in pelvic health may properly assess and care for pelvic floor dysfunction.

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These conditions generally fall into one of two main categories

HYPOTONICITY (weak pelvic floor muscles)

  • Stress incontinence
  • rge incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

HYPERTONICITY (tight pelvic floor muscles)

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Urinary urgency
  • Fecal urgency
  • Dyspareunia

  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Interstitial cystitis

  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Prenatal pelvic girdle pain
  • Post-pregnancy pelvic girdle pain

Physiotherapists with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation should be the first option for treatment of incontinence before surgical intervention is considered. The process involves the use of internal and external hands-on or manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles. The bones and muscles of the lower back, hips and sacroiliac joints may also be evaluated, as these joints place stress on the pelvic floor muscles.

Pelvic pain is often caused by pelvic floor dysfunction and, most commonly, by too tight, or hypertonic pelvic floor muscles. This group of muscles supports the urethra, uterus, bladder, prostate, and rectum by attaching to the tailbones and hip bones. In females, these muscles also wrap around and support the vagina. These muscles act like a sling or hammock to hold the organs in place for proper, pain-free function.

Hypertonic (tight) muscles may cause the following symptoms:

  • Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, stopping and starting of the urine stream, painful urination, or incomplete emptying
  • Constipation, straining, pain with bowel movements
  • Unexplained pain in your low back, pelvic region, hips, genital area, or rectum
  • Pain during or after intercourse, orgasm, or sexual stimulation
  • Uncoordinated muscle contractions causing the pelvic floor muscles to spasm

Superior Care

Our therapist was voted Best Physiotherapist by Vaughan Citizen Readers’ Choice for 2017 and 2018. Let us help you get on the path to pain-free living. Contact us today to book your appointment.

Physiotherapy Therapy Woodbridge, Vaughan ON | (905) 417-5272