Injury and/or chronic pain is much more than an inconvenience. It can prevent you from protecting your livelihood, keep you from spending quality time with friends and loved ones, negatively impact your overall quality of life and prevent you from doing the things you love. Thankfully, physiotherapy can help.
Physiotherapists are well known for their success in rehabilitation relating to sports, 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 team of physiotherapists has the collective expertise to rehabilitate a wide range of injuries, nagging pain, and other physical ailments 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
Our team takes a hands-on approach to restoring, maintaining and optimizing your quality of life.
We often apply contemporary treatment techniques such as:
Our team will also apply traditional approaches such as:
- Trigger Point Release
- Transverse Frictions
- TENS & IFC
What Sets Our Clinics Apart
Client Education – We provide jargon-free sessions complete with anatomy models and pamphlets to 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 physiotherapists 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. 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: This is a hands-on assessment of the injured region. 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.
Our therapists will develop an individualized, injury specific rehabilitation program for you that will:
- 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