What is it? To us it is:
A field of rehabilitation science that is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of sports specific injuries relating to female athletes (spanning from adolescents through to postpartum).
Why is it important to us?
Female athletes experience changes in their bodies at puberty, and then during and after child birth that men do not. These changes can affect their performance and risk for injury.
Females of all ages can benefit from a treatment and training approach that considers their unique needs.
What do we offer at Instil Physio?
Physiotherapy that addresses and incorporates the unique needs of the female athlete (see our women's health page for more information)
Postpartum Physiotherapy to help women return to fitness and/or sport following child birth (see our post-natal return to fitness program)
Education sessions for adolescent female sports teams and high school fitness classes........read on
What are these sessions about?
The team at Instil Physio offers interactive education sessions to young (ages 14- 25 +) female sports teams and high school fitness classes. During our session, we aim to debunk some common training and core recruitment cues that, although given with good intention, may actually have a negative impact on performance, the musculoskeletal system and pelvic health.
This education session teaches the athletes proper standing posture, exercise technique, sport specific movement and core recruitment (breathing and pelvic floor, along with transverse abdominals —> without clenching/bracing the abs, and without holding their breath). These skills can then be integrated into their sport and fitness programs to help with sport performance and injury prevention.
A common issue, although not normal and often not talked about, is that many female athletes are suffering from stress urinary incontinence despite never having had children. Some may say, “well so what?”. Here’s the thing, if your female athlete is leaking urine when running, jumping or throwing, they are failing to control intra-abdominal pressure. This is a sign of a deeper dysfunction which may express itself as knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and so on. An athlete with leaking and/or pain is an athlete that is not performing at their best. The intention of this session is to bring awareness to common issues, to provide education regarding injury prevention and pelvic health, and to arm athletes with the tools necessary to excel in sport and fitness for years to come.
At Instil Physio (80 Southgate Dr. Guelph, ON, N1G 4P5)
Or, we can come to you!
To arm your female athlete with the tools she needs to be amazing.
Call 519-840-0784 or email email@example.com for more information and to enquire about booking our team for an education session.