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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy that requires post-graduate education and certification registered with the College of Physiotherapists. A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist assesses and treats conditions related to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvis, aiming to regain optimal function of the pelvic floor and region, achieve healthy bladder and bowel control, ideal muscle strength and pelvic organ support, and pain-free (sexual) function.
Treatment modalities may include myofascial release therapy, muscle strengthening exercises with manual facilitation, trigger point release, diastasis function conditioning, joint mobilization of the lumbar spine, coccyx, and hips, as well as biofeedback and electro stimulation (pain-free). Our pelvic floor physiotherapists have developed advanced expertise in this field and can address issues affecting both men and women. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our pelvic floor physiotherapists.
MORE THAN JUST MUSCLES
Massage therapy involves hands-on manipulation of the body's tissues, primarily the muscles and connective tissues, with the goal of improving one's health. Based on modern concepts of anatomy, massage therapy encompasses a variety of modalities that go beyond the traditional framework of Swedish massage.
Massage has been shown to increase the body's production of pain-killing endorphins and the mood-altering hormone serotonin. It can also slow the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Tense muscles that may also compress blood vessels and stretch nerves, restricting blood flow and causing pain. As the affected area is massaged, the muscles gradually release their stranglehold on the irritated nerves, and the pain eases. The same mechanisms also make massage helpful in the recovery process for an injured muscle.
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Are soreness and stiffness preventing you from enjoying your life?
What is Athletic Therapy?
Athletic therapy is essentially prevention, care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries by a qualified athletic therapist. It involves screening for the problem, and identifying potential problems which can become progressively worse down the road. There is also an education aspect where patients can learn to identify these early problems by their own.
Athletic therapy can help you if you play sport or are trying to keep active, they can help you prevent and treat strains, sprains or sport injuries. We can help everyone who is trying to stay active and healthy through sport or activities.
Certified Athletic Therapy is a part of our healthcare team that specializes in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries related to sport, work and active lifestyles. They must have fulfilled all the practical and academic requirements set forth by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, including the completion of comprehensive theory and practical exams.
Athletic Therapy at MyHealth Care Centre
More and more individuals are becoming more active, due to this, more and more individuals will begin to have injuries. It is vital for athletic therapists to help individuals with these injuries to allow them to return to their usual activities, albeit competing in sports or simply walking up the stairs. Athletic therapists at MyHealth Care Centre understand the diverse needs of individuals and are able to address the wide variety of patients, from children to the elderly.
All our athletic therapists are fully certified and specialize in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries related to sport, work and active lifestyles. They have fulfilled all the practical and academic requirements set forth by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, including the completion of comprehensive theory and practical exams. We treat professionals and amateurs. If you play sport or are trying to keep active, our athletic therapists can help you prevent and treat strains, sprains or sport injuries. We can help everyone who is trying to stay active and healthy through sport or activities.
Your body can generate large amounts of strength and stamina, our certified therapists can help you regain your full strength and help you bounce back after an injury. Pain should not prevent you from enjoying life. At MyHealth Care Centre, our most important goal is to allow individuals to live life pain free and have a good sense of control over their health. This in addition to the advanced techniques MyHealth Care Centre has to offer will allow patients to maximize their quality of life as well as allow them to experience life to their fullest.
We invite you to discover athletic therapy at our Mississauga athletic therapy clinics.
- What is massage therapy?
- What to expect on first massage?
- What is a RMT?
- What the benefits of massage therapy?
- What conditions does massage treat?
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
What to expect on first massage therapy visit?
Your treatment will begin once you have given your informed consent. This involves setting realistic goals for treatment, discussing possible responses to treatment, and being informed of alternative care options.
What is a RMT?
- A Registered Massage Therapist:
- Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
- Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
- Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
- Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving lymphatic drainage
- Reducing muscular tension
- Massage therapy can treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability.
What conditions does massage treat?
- Anxiety and Depression
- Asthma and Emphysema
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle Tension and Spasm
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and Labor Support
- Sports Injuries
- Strains and Sprains
- Stress and Stress-Related Conditions
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