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Return to Activity After Giving Birth

Return to Activity After Giving Birth
Return to Activity After Giving Birth: Guidelines from a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. Prepared by Julia McDaniels, Physiotherapist . Having a baby can be a wonderful and life-changing event. It can also be hard on your body, especially when it comes to getting back to your normal activities. As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I want to share some guidelines to help you return to activity safely and effectively after giving birth. Understanding Your Body After Birth: Post-Natal Pelvic Healt...
Posted on 2024-07-05

Why Physiotherapy Saves Taxpayers Money

Why Physiotherapy Saves Taxpayers Money
Is your insurance coverage not getting you the physiotherapy you need? Get involved in making a change. If you're frustrated the government doesn't pay for your physiotherapy, you're not alone. Currently, there is very limited physiotherapy provided in hospitals in Manitoba, since significant cuts were made by the Manitoba Government in 2017.  In the community (i.e. outside of hospitals) there is government coverage for only a few body parts and surgeries.  For example, the gov...
Posted on 2024-07-01

It's Not Just Relaxation: Massage Can Treat Your Medical Condition

It's Not Just Relaxation: Massage Can Treat Your Medical Condition
By Yulia Agarkov, Registered Massage Therapist at River East Physiotherapy & Sports Fitness Clinics. I often have clients who come to me for a relaxation or 'wellness' type of massage.  When we talk during massage session, a lot of them are surprised that massage therapy could contribute into treatment and management of many health conditions.  In this blog post, I’ll describe some health conditions that can benefit from registered massage therapy.  These include:&nb...
Posted on 2024-04-06

The Crucial Role of Physiotherapists in Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

The Crucial Role of Physiotherapists in Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
Physiotherapists are uniquely positioned to get you moving again, safely, after hip and knee replacements. We’re also the best professionals to prepare you for surgery ("pre-habilitation") or to help you try to prevent surgery in the first place. Not sure what you get when you start physiotherapy? While every person’s treatment is unique, this blog post summarizes all the benefits you can expect when you start a course of physiotherapy treatment at River East Physiotherapy. 1. Comp...
Posted on 2023-08-06

Using Your TENS Machine at Home? Six Things You Need to Know

Using Your TENS Machine at Home?  Six Things You Need to Know
Do you use a TENS machine to use at home?  Owning a home TENS machine is more and more common, given the power of TENS to relieve pain.  Having a TENS machine means you have one more drug-free pain relief technique to use between physiotherapy treatment sessions.  Our physiotherapists at River East Physiotherapy have extensive experience identifying which patients could benefit from TENS, what settings would be helpful, and what to do if something goes wrong.  We often i...
Posted on 2023-08-04
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