Manipulative Physiotherapists are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in movement in the spine, arms and legs. Using gentle, hands-on techniques, we can help to reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function.
Functional training helps you perform activities in daily life. Research supports focusing on how you coordinate your muscles rather than only focusing on exercises for strength and power (for example, having the strength to squat 45kg but not being able to single leg squat with control reveals a dysfunctional movement pattern in the musculoskeletal system.)
Exercise is a core component in the process of recovering from sport related injury and surgery. Range of motion, joint function, muscle coordination and muscle strength all must be regained. A customized exercise program is an integral part of returning to sport and restoring function.
IMS is a treatment that involves dry needling of affected muscles without injecting any substance. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive.
Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing.
Whiplash is a common result of motor vehicle accidents and can cause symptoms of neck pain, headaches, tempomandibular dysfunction, dizziness, aching in the arms and lightheadedness. These symptoms can be debilitating in your daily life. Symptoms may appear immediately after the accident or have a delayed onset of hours or days. The nature of the injury and the severity of symptoms vary between people.
Physiotherapists in Alberta are one of twenty-nine health professionals regulated under the Health Professions Act. Under new legislation to the Health Professions Act, Physiotherapists have the authority to order diagnostic imaging (DI) paid by Alberta Health and Wellness if they are on the general registry, have shown competence and have received authorization from our College.
Shockwave therapy is a clinically proven treatment that promotes rapid healing of injured tissue. It produces excellent results in the treatment of various injuries and helps maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Our Massage Therapists work collaboratively with our Physiotherapists to ensure a specific diagnosis and team approach. Through deep tissue sports massage, fascia release, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching and Swedish relaxation massage, our Massage Therapists have a variety of tools to ensure your rehabilitation goals are met.
Orthotics are “braces” that are external to the body, such as a knee or wrist brace. Foot orthotics are “insoles” that are inserted into shoes, to accommodate or correct the motions of the feet (known as biomechanics.) Orthotics can be beneficial in specific foot conditions to manage pain and correct biomechanical dysfunction. Our Physiotherapists work collaboratively with our onsite Podiatrist to ensure a team approach in your rehabilitation.
The Functional Movement Screen is an assessment technique used to identify asymmetries in the body that result in functional movement deficiencies. By identifying movement flaws and compensatory patterns, we are able to identify potential breakdowns of the kinetic chain which may be causing inefficient movements and potential micro-trauma, which may in turn lead to injury or pain.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a specialized Physiotherapy treatment for bladder and bowel incontinence, painful intercourse, pelvic pain and pelvic girdle problems. Many men and woman suffer silently without realizing that there are effective, evidence-based treatment solutions. Physiotherapists who have a specialized skill set and training are able to assess the pelvic floor internally to understand pelvic problems or how they may be contributing to the low back and hip problems.
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is a general term that encompasses disorders that affect the jaw joint/ tempomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ joins the jaw bone (mandible) to the temporal bones of the skull on each side of the head. If you place your fingers in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the joints.