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Pelvic organ Prolapse

October 23 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Pelvic organ Prolapse Pelvic organ prolapse is a very annoying problem. Pelvic organs, such as the uterus, cervix, bladder or bowel, may protrude into the vagina because of weakness in the tissues that normally support them. It is a disorder described as a protrusion at or near the vaginal opening. This may or may not cause perineal pressure. This condition is aggravated by standing and relieved by lying down. Causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Vaginal child birth Advancing age Increased body weight Hysterectomy Chronic straining Abnormalities of connective tissue Connective tissue repair causes some women to have disruption, stretching, or dysfunction of the connective-tissue attachments of the vagina, or both. This can result in prolapse. Symptoms of Pelvic Organ prolapse: The symptoms can vary, depending on the type of prolapse. Generally, people have several complaints. These include bladder, bowel, and pelvic symptoms. Symptoms can include Urinary retention. They can also…

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Acupuncture – Physiotherapy

October 23 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Acupuncture – Physiotherapy Classical acupuncture originated ~2250 years ago. It has its history in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Modern “western” acupuncture originated in the 1970s, Western acupuncture was based on modern anatomical knowledge. Acupuncture – Physiotherapy involves the insertion of thin needles into the body at specific points. Because the needles are so thin (1/100th the width of a hypodermic needle), there is very little feeling when they are put in. Many people barely feel it when the needles go into the skin. Most acupuncture points are located on or next to nerves and muscles. Benefits of Acupuncture – Physiotherapy: The introduction of acupuncture needles can reduce pain and inflammation. Acupuncture – physiotherapy can help to restore normal function. Acupuncture can also help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, as well as promote energy and relaxation. Safety Concerns with Acupuncture – Physiotherapy Acupuncture is very safe when performed correctly. Before any acupuncture…

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Urinary Incontinence

October 23 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. This condition is more common among women than men. An estimated 30 percent of females aged 30-60 are thought to suffer from it, compared to 1.5-5 percent of men. 3.3 million Canadians have Urinary Incontinence. – 1 in 4 women – 1 in 9 men Only 1 in 12 people tell a health care worker, WHY? – Embarrassed – They think it is a Private Issue – Some think it is an Inevitable part of aging….IT IS NOT! This issue has a lot of Social Consequences like decreased self esteem.It also causes impaired emotional status, depression and isolation. It impedes social and physical activity. It has a heavy economic burden on patients, families and society (Hunskaar, 1991, Temml, 2000). Risk Factors for Urinary Incontinence Gynecological or urinary surgery • Chronic Illness • Medication • Smoking • Chronic straining • Obesity…

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Recovery Tips: Total Knee Replacement

October 11 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Recovery tips: Total Knee Replacement Getting a new metallic knee and a big surgery can be very overwhelming. It is particularly hard right after the surgery! Here you will find some Recovery Tips: Total Knee Replacement. These can help with faster recovery. Exercise- During the first few days following the surgery, you are at risk of developing a clot in your calf. This is because as you are not moving much due to pain or from the effect of anesthesia. Simple foot/ankle exercises will prevent pooling of blood around your calf leading to a possible clot. Registered Physiotherapists Mississauga can help to manage your pain and swelling right after the surgery. Other Recovery tips: Total Knee Replacement Many surgeons recommend providing compression to the area using a compression stocking. They also recommend using ice around your knee joint. Its usually done with your leg elevated so that gravity can further…

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