Treatment of neuro-musculo-skeletal problems (orthopaedic)
Mammary Channel Congestion
During the breastfeeding period, it is common for women to suffer from breast engorgement and mammary canal blockage.
Physiotherapy treatments are very effective for this problem. Although these treatments are relatively easy to perform, not all physiotherapists are able to offer this service.
The principal articulation of the jaw is often perceived as being very different from other articulations in the body. Essentially, it is an synovial condyle articulation similar to the one that is located in the knee.
In fact we could say that each articulation in the body has its specific role. A select few of our physiotherapists feel comfortable with the treatment of temporomandibular joint injuries.
A proper postural evaluation and a general musculo-skeletal evaluation by a qualified physiotherapist can be quite useful in detecting structural anomalies or muscular weaknesses which can harm performance and pose a risk of injury for the athlete.
Many of our physiotherapists at PHYSIOOUTAOUAIS have developed the capacity to efficiently detect certain abnormalities or deficiencies that are easily correctable with the help of simple exercises.
Injuries related to running are unfortunately very frequent. Before you decide to buy proper footwear the analysis of your running gait and the correction of your technique is crucial.
Several of our physiotherapists at PHYSIOOUTAOUAIS have taken specific training that permits a proper evaluation of your situation. In each of our clinics a treadmill is available that permits the physiotherapist to observe and evaluate your running technique.
Exercise for Pregnant Women
It is not uncommon for pregnant women to experience pain in the back, shoulders or other areas. It is often believed that these discomforts are simply a normal part of the process.
We firmly believe that the temporarily modified body mechanics of a pregnant woman can incite back problems amongst other discomforts, however; it is entirely possible and even desirable to modify certain habits of movement and to prescribe specific exercises in order to minimize these problems. Several of our physiotherapists have obtained specific training that allows them to properly and safely intervene with pregnancy related problems.
Assessment of Cycling Position
For adjustments and positioning based on your personal morphology, your cycling style, your limitations and your strengths. We aim to maximize your comfort while facilitating power and safe, efficient biomechanics. Cyclists of all levels can benefit from instruction on proper positioning to prevent injuries and avoid any previous problems related to cycling practice that may reappear upon a return to training activity.
- A subjective evaluation to determine the type of cyclist you are and what goals you are aiming for.
- An objective evaluation (biometric measures of mobility and flexibility)
- An evaluation of current positioning and pedaling style.
- Adjustments are made (bicycle, footwear,...) to optimize positioning.
- The basic parameters of your new positioning are given to you. These parameters are transferrable to any new bicycle of the same type. Recommendations are also provided for any new accessories (if necessary) such as; handlebars, crank length, etc.
- Positioning assessment is offered for trail bikes, triathlon/speed bikes and mountain bikes.
- Advice and exercises will be recommended as needed.
If you want to go further...
It is possible to obtain a much more detailed physiotherapy evaluation and treatment for musculo-skeletal problems related to the practice of cycling (plan for a 3 hour session).
Details on the treating professional...
Richard Audet, pht FCAMT is a Physiotherapist that has more than 15 years experience in the evaluation and the treatment of sports injuries. He has obtained a diploma in advanced orthopaedic manual physiotherapy and is also certified by the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI), the leader in bicycle positioning and custom bikes. He is passionate about cycling and running.
In spite of the fact that dizziness is typically a secondary result of many root causes, a relatively high percentage of cases (approx. 45% of people reporting dizzy spells) are linked to a vestibular dysfunction (ie. biomechanical problems, infections of an auditory nature, labyrinthitis or whiplash...)
Vestibular Rehabilitation involves the evaluation and treatment of symptoms related to the peripheral vestibular pathology (unilateral or bilateral vestibular injuries). The treatment consists of a manual therapy approach and the development of a routine of exercises; visual adaptation exercises as well as re-habituation of movement and postural stability.
Perinal Re-education (urinary incontinence)
Many women suffer from urinary incontinence at some point in their life (post-partum, post-surgery, menopause). A re-education of the pelvic wall, the set of muscles that controls retention, is necessary. A limited number of physiotherapists have necessary training to offer this service; we are fortunate to be able to provide this treatment in our Hull and Aylmer locations.
Although this service is under-utilized, PHYSIOOUTAOUAIS continues to offer it because it represents an important need for some individuals.
The majority of the people who require this service can, after a few sessions of treatment at home, move to the clinical location thereby gaining access to our wide selection of equipment and a more optimal rehabilitative environment.
In specific cases, the aquatic environment can be an interesting element to integrate into a treatment plan. Due to the obvious factor of accessibility to a pool This services is limited to certain specific locations. In Aylmer, the pool is located just opposite to our clinic and as for Gatineau the pool is located in the municipal sports centre in which we also have a clinic.