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What is the pelvic floor and what is its function?

What is the pelvic floor and what is its function?
What is the pelvic floor and what is its function? . The pelvic floor muscles are located between the tailbone (coccyx) and the pubic bone within the pelvis. They support the bowel and bladder (as well as the uterus and vagina in females).   Pelvic floor muscles have two major functions:   they provide support or act as a “floor” for the abdominal viscera including the rectum and  they provide constri...
Posted on 2022-04-14

What is Shockwave therapy?

What is Shockwave therapy?
Written by: Natasha Green MSc PT, HBSc  What is Shockwave therapy?. Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), consists of a non-invasive intervention using high-pressure sound waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave therapy is predominately used for chronic connective tissue injuries that do not respond to your traditional rehab program.    What is Shockwave used for?  . The most common injuries treated with shockwave...
Posted on 2022-03-04

What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling?
What is Dry Needling?. By: Natasha Green, MSc PT, HBSc Dry Needling is a skilled technique performed by a physiotherapist in Orleans aimed at reducing pain, muscle tension, improving movement and function. Dry Needling is used to treat trigger points (i.e. muscle knots), among other things.   Essentially, a filiform needle is inserted into a tender area of muscle. The therapist moves the needle slightly up and down into the muscle which may elicit a momentary twitch in the muscl...
Posted on 2022-02-07

Is physiotherapy in Orleans the right choice for my family?

Is physiotherapy in Orleans the right choice for my family?
Is Physiotherapy in Orleans the Right Choice for My Family. Physiotherapy takes a hands-on approach to improving a patient’s mobility and injuries. Physiotherapists use many types of therapies to strengthen muscles, improve balance and coordination, and alleviate soft-tissue pain. Using the right modalities can increase your quality of life. Adults and children in your family can benefit from physiotherapy in Orleans. Keep reading to learn more and find answers to your questions about p...
Posted on 2022-01-18

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