To Kegel or not to Kegel?

Posted as: Blog | Friday, 27 July 2018

To Kegel or not to Kegel?

To Kegel or not to Kegel? Many people think the answer to any pelvic floor issue is the famous Kegel exercise. But is it always this simple? First of all, a Kegel exercise consists of repeating a series of muscle contractions in an effort to strengthen the pelvic floor and support the organs. With proper… Continue reading
World Continence Week

Posted as: News | Friday, 22 June 2018

World Continence Week

Incontinence affects over 400 million people worldwide, but any leakage is not a normal part of aging – It can be helped! This World Continence Week, don’t be afraid to seek professional advice. You can email our designated Women’s Health address at womenshealth@proactivephysio.ca. Our physiotherapists also treat incontinence and other pelvic floor issues in men!… Continue reading
Summer Kayaking in NL

Posted as: News | Friday, 8 June 2018

Summer Kayaking in NL

Interested in going kayaking or canoeing this summer? There’s lots of great spots around NL! The Newfoundland Kayak Company does weekend courses on kayaking and canoeing! The first Level 1 course in St. John’s and Corner Brook starts on June 15 and they run throughout the summer. Be sure to check them out! www.nfkayak.com/ The… Continue reading
Low Level LASER Therapy – Now Available at ProActive!

Posted as: Blog | Friday, 8 June 2018

Low Level LASER Therapy – Now Available at ProActive!

LASER is an acronym for “Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. The lasers used in physiotherapy treatment are monochromatic, which means they emit a consistent narrow wavelength. The laser emits photons of light that interact with at the cellular level of the muscles and tissues. Low Level LASER Therapy can be used on… Continue reading
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training – Now at ProActive!

Posted as: Blog | Friday, 1 June 2018

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training – Now at ProActive!

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) is now offered at ProActive Wellness and Prevention! PFMT is a physical therapy treatment for those who are affected by urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine, sometimes due to physical activity. The Cochrane Report recently compared PFMT with no treatment, the placebo effect, and other treatments… Continue reading