Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates

 

Because you deserve the very best!

Women’s Health

 

Osteoporosis

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Our unique osteoporosis program has been successfully supporting patients for the past eight years. Research studies have shown that specific exercise can improve bone mineral density. This six-week program, which includes exercise and education, utilizes the scientific research that evaluates the effects of exercise on bone mineral density. These programs generally run every six weeks during the months of September through April and are available at both of our Guelph clinics and at our Acton location.

Here is what some of our past participants have said:
"I really enjoyed learning and doing the exercises!"
"I wish I would have had this information along time ago..."
"...everyone involved was very knowledgeable and professional."

If you have any questions, or wish to register for the program, please contact us.

Post Breast Cancer

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This program utilizes exercises and hands-on physiotherapy to educate, to restore upper limb range of motion, and to minimize swelling.

What does the research say?
Research studies have shown that women who attend physiotherapy have less pain, return to activity quicker and show improved shoulder function. These private treatments are booked as independent treatment sessions and are currently offered at our Guelph – Bullfrog Mall and Acton clinics.

Post Partum For Life

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This program will help you to restore the strength and stability of your lower back and pelvis after having your baby.

Ideally, you should wait eight weeks after delivery to participate in this program. Many of our clients, however, have realized that there are still benefits long afterward, even eight years (or more) later. That’s why we at Eramosa Physio call this program Post Partum For Life.

What will you learn?
The education you will receive will be both instructional (discussion) and physical (exercise). It will include information on:
  • The anatomy of the bones, joints and muscles of your low back and pelvis
  • How the low back and pelvis function during lifting, carrying, walking and other daily activities
  • How pregnancy changes the stability of your core
  • Why it is essential to regain stabilization of your back and pelvis to avoid chronic low back and pelvic pain and the possibility of a prolapsed uterus or incontinence
  • How to isolate your deep abdominals, which have been stretched, and make them strong again (flat stomachs!)
  • How to retrain your stretched and perhaps torn pelvic floor muscles (it takes more than a Kegel…)
  • How to properly and effectively progress your exercise program

Urinary Incontinence

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Female urinary incontinence (UI) affects 10-25% of women under the age of 65, and another 15-30% of women over the age of 65.

Female incontinence affects women differently. For active women, any mild leakage that interferes with activity is too much. For other women, leakage that requires the daily use of absorbent pads becomes part of her lifestyle.

What are the consequences of incontinence?
  • Inability to carry out normal desired activities
  • Isolation
  • Obsession with planning outings around bathroom locations
  • Depression
  • Costs associated with absorbent padding
What can physiotherapy do?

Many scientific studies provide evidence that suggest conservative measures for the treatment of stress and urinary incontinence are successful and lower the disability and costs associated with UI. Physical therapy treatment may include some or all of the following, depending on assessment findings:
  • Education regarding voiding frequencies through diaries, functional use of the pelvic floor muscles, dietary habits, bowel routine and stress and lifestyle management.
  • Exercises including traditional Kegels, wave, abdominal, respiratory training, strength, endurance and speed training
  • Manual techniques that may include manual facilitation, passive stretching, friction massage, closure techniques and manual resistance
  • Electrical Vaginal Stimulation
  • Vaginal Biofeedback through EMG monitoring
EPA Guelph currently offers treatment for female urinary incontinence. Treatment sessions are private and include education, biofeedback and/or electrical stimulation and progressive functional training.

Jacqueline Sinkeldam, a senior partner of Eramosa Physio, has completed a certification course for the treatment of the above and has been seeing clients for the last five years. For more information please contact Eramosa Physio in Guelph.