Exercise Considerations for Prolapse
Learn how to activate your pelvic floor muscles Use this activation especially immediately before a “lift” and “push” Learn to lift with good posture, especially in the low back...MORE
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms
Sensation of pressure or heaviness Feeling a bulge Urinary symptoms such as stress incontinence and frequent urination Bowel symptoms such as constipation and straining General discomfort with functional activities...MORE
Exercise Your Pelvic Floor Muscles
Once you have mastered the art of contracting your pelvic floor muscles: “Squeeze and lift” for longer (up to 10 seconds) Repeat 10 times You can do the exercise...MORE
Men’s Pelvic Health: Part 2
Why Aren’t Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Recommended More Often? Men’s pelvic health has fallen behind in research. There is little recognition of pelvic floor muscle problems as they relate...MORE
Men’s Pelvic Health: Part 1
Pelvic Floor physiotherapy can be extremely helpful to address some of the challenges that men may have when their pelvic floors are not working properly. This may include: Post-proctectomy...MORE
Pelvic Floor Safe Core Exercises
Lower intensity abdominal challenge Single leg extension with one leg supported by a hand on a stationary knee or moving foot on a ball. Knees side to side with...MORE
Are You at Risk of Pelvic Floor Problems?
You are at greatest risk of pelvic floor problems if you are in one or more of the following groups: Pregnant or postnatal women. Women who have ever had...MORE
How Do I Know if I Have a Pelvic Floor Problem?
Common signs and symptoms of a problem with your pelvic floor include: Accidentally leaking urine when your exercise, laugh, cough, or sneeze. Needing to get to the toilet in...MORE
Diastasis in Rectus Abdominus Muscles
The abdominal muscles form a strong but elastic “wall” behind which a baby can grow safely in the uterus. The abdominals also help to support the spine and assist...MORE
Contemporary Neurofascial Blade Massage
This is based on the Traditional Techniques of Gua Sha. Core purpose was to “induce crisis to hasten the resolution of disease” by using a specific tool to massage...MORE
What is Pain?
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has defined pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with ACTUAL or POTENTIAL tissue damage”. Pain is personal,...MORE
Role of Exercise in Lymphedema Treatment
A well-balanced exercise program with other treatment options used in the management for lymphedema is an important component to reduce swelling and a vital tool to continue with normal...MORE
The Third Body System – Lymphatic System
With swelling caused by insufficient Lymphatic System it is necessary to re-route the lymph flow around blocked area(s) into more central and healthy lymph vessels. This goal is achieved...MORE
Lymphedema – What is this?
The lymphatic system consists of lymph vessels and lymph nodes throughout the body. These vessels collect lymphatic fluid which is composed of protein, water, fats, and waste products from...MORE
Why is my Pelvic Floor So Important?
Your pelvic floor supports your bladder, bowel, and uterus, and gives you control over when you empty your bladder and bowel. Having a weak pelvic floor makes it harder...MORE
A Physiotherapist’s Perspective
It is great to be seeing an emphasis on information and education for pre and post partum women. We all understand the significance of exercise to maintain weight and...MORE
What’s Not Normal?
A POST-PARTUM CHECKLIST FOR SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR: Ongoing back, pelvis, groin or abdominal pain. Leaking urine, gas or stool with laughing, coughing, jumping, sneezing, lifting, walking, running, etc....MORE
What do the Books Say?
Overall there is evidence for widespread recommendation for pelvic floor muscle training for women and for stress and urge mixed incontinence. This program should consist of (1) A trial...MORE
How To for Pelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic floor muscle training exercises can strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder and bowel. They can help both men and women who have bladder and bowel control problems....MORE
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy: What is it?
The profession of Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy has a number of specialized areas of practice. Orthopaedic Manual Therapy is one such specialized area. The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative...MORE
Mobilization & Manipulation
Are They the Same Thing? Mobilization and manipulation are terms that have become interchangeable. The lack of a clear definition of these terms often results in communication problems and...MORE
Leading Change: Why Not Physiotherapy?
Fred Horne, former Alberta Minister of Health and Member, CPA Board of Directors As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, we will quite rightly celebrate our proud history of providing...MORE
Incontinence is a prevalent health condition that is rarely discussed as people living with the condition are often embarrassed to discuss it with their healthcare providers; for many it...MORE