Injury and/or chronic pain is much more than an inconvenience. It can negatively impact your overall quality of life and prevent you from doing the things you love. Thankfully, physical therapy can help.
Physical therapists are well known for their success in rehabilitation relating to sports injuries, work, and other accidents (i.e. motor vehicle, etc.). Physiotherapy can also assist in post-surgery recovery while managing pain and function for those with disabilities.
Our highly trained team of physiotherapists has the collective expertise to rehabilitate a wide range of injuries, chronic pain, and other health care issues that keep you from performing and living life to the fullest. From kids to seniors and individual athletes to entire teams, our Central Alberta clinics are equipped with the staff, products, and supplies necessary to get you back to feeling your best.
“Physiotherapists can help you achieve your highest level of physical functioning (at any stage of life) by providing you with a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.”
Common Injuries Treated at Our Clinics
- Back Pain (i.e. lumbar herniated disc, facet joint issues, etc..)
- Neck and Jaw Pain
- Foot Pain (i.e. plantar fasciitis, etc..)
- Elbow Pain
- Shoulder Pain (i.e. rotator-cuff strain, etc..)
- Hip Pain and Disfunction
- Knee Pain
- Post operation rehab
- And more (i.e. posture misalignment, sciatica, etc..)
Our team takes a hands-on approach to restoring, maintaining and optimizing your quality of life.
We often apply contemporary treatment techniques such as:
- ART (Active Release Techniques)
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Therapeutic Soft Tissue Laser
- Shockwave Therapy
- Dry Needling/IMS
- Gait Assessment
- Therapeutic Cupping
- Joint Mobilizations
Our team will also apply traditional physical therapy approaches such as:
- Trigger Point Release
- Transverse Frictions
- Hydrotherapy (Hot or Cold)
- TENS & IFC
- Soft Tissue Massage
What Sets Our Clinics Apart
Client Education – We provide jargon-free sessions complete with anatomy models and pamphlets to better explain your injury and outline your recovery and future injury-prevention plan.
Client Dedication – Our clinics have a low patient to therapist ratio, ensuring that you receive the attention you need.
Home Programs – Recovery doesn’t stop when each session is over. We provide individualized, injury-specific rehab programs to help facilitate a quicker and more effective recovery.
Hybrid Methodology – Our expert team will combine the best of both contemporary and traditional treatment techniques to suit your unique needs.
Hands-on Treatment – Our physiotherapists use hands-on therapy, including mobilization and friction techniques.
What You Can Expect
This is where we gather information about an injury or chronic pain to develop a clinical impression of what the injury is. A full injury assessment will include:
Client History: Your therapist will ask a series of directed questions to develop a mechanism of injury and to get a general idea of what body part has been injured.General health care, work and/or sport related questions will also be included.
Visual Observation: Your therapist will observe you in a normal standing posture to gather visual cues about any defects, abnormalities, or malalignments of the structures involved. GAIT and biomechanical evaluations are done as required.
Physical Assessment: A hands-on assessment of the injured area. It involves a bilateral comparison to the uninjured side. Your therapist will use specifically designed tests to determine abnormalities or pathologies in muscles, tendon, ligaments, nerves, and bones.
- Facilitate quick (within reason) yet effective recovery from injury
- Include exercises and stretches in order to re-develop and maintain mobility
- Build functional strength to normalize imbalances and restore function
- Help prevent future injury