Manual therapy is utilizing skilled application of passive movement to a joint either within (mobilization) or beyond its range of motion (manipulation). Manual therapy is used to treat soft tissue and joints to reduce pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion, help the body in muscle or soft tissue repair, facilitate movement to improve function, extensibility, and decrease myofascial restrictions to improve muscle length. Cupping is also a technique used that may help relieve muscle tension, promote cell repair, and aid in other regeneration.
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy utilises the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as background theory in the assessment and management of patients. This involves not only ‘manipulation’, but also manual assessment and treatment techniques, specific therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, and advice on posture and movement disorders. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is used to treat musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and injuries, including arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, and more.
Neck pain can be caused by multiple factors, such as poor posture, over-strenuous movement, injury, worn joints, or even disease. We have several treatment options that can help you recover, by reducing stiffness and strengthening the neck muscles.
Complaints involving hands and wrists are common in our clinic, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We help you design a program that will help you improve your mobility and strength in the wrist, hand, and forearm.
Patients often report pain or weakness on either the inside or outside of the elbow which is worsened with computer work, lifting or gripping and repetitive activities. There are many ways that tennis and golfer’s elbow can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. It is important to ice the elbow to help reduce inflammation during the healing process.
Golfer’s Elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive stress and or weakness of the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers. Pain or tenderness is local to the inside of the elbow, and can also move down the forearm and into the hand.
Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is most commonly caused by repetitive stress and or weakness of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. Pain or tenderness is local to the outside of the elbow but can move down the forearm and into the hand.
Arthritic conditions can be treated, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and degenerative disc disease. These conditions can lead to muscle weaknesses. Since they are common issues among our clients, we have experts ready to analyze muscle strength and help patients recover from these conditions.
These therapies are correct for people that experience different kinds of pain. Also, it is suitable for people trying to recover from an injury or illness that affects their mobility. Also, any patient can seek examination and treatment, whether they are old or young. Also, it is suitable for non-patients that want to prevent diseases.
You should stop going to physiotherapy when you have met your personal goals, resolved the initial concern that brought you to physiotherapy, or have been discharged by your physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy can bring about some expected side effects, like fatigue, tenderness and even muscle soreness. While these sensations are normal to experience during treatment sessions which involve mobilization and strengthening of the affected area, they may result in a bit more discomfort than usual after each session.
Other potential side effects of physiotherapy may include mild headaches or dizziness if the treatment involves the manipulation of the neck or head. Some people may experience short-term muscle spasms or stiffness after a physiotherapy session. These side effects are usually minor and should be resolved within a few days.
In rare cases, physiotherapy may aggravate pre-existing conditions or cause new injuries. It’s crucial to inform your physiotherapist of any pre-existing conditions or injuries you have before starting physiotherapy treatment.
Individual physiotherapy treatment sessions start at $80.00 at our clinic, and initial physiotherapy assessment sessions start at $105.00. For more information on our prices for physiotherapy services, contact our team at 780-862-3111.
In Alberta, physiotherapists are considered primary care providers, so you can see a private one without requiring your doctor’s referral.
However, your physician will likely refer you to a physiotherapist for post-surgery recovery or an extended medical issue needing specialized attention. It is common for physiotherapists to collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as a doctor, occupational therapists and massage therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
In addition, if your private health insurance covers physiotherapy, you may need to provide a doctor’s referral for the insurer to cover the cost of your treatment.
You should visit a physiotherapist if your pain is mechanical. Also, other reasons you may choose to attend a physical therapy session include when the pain is not going away, the pain has severely affected movement, or it prevents you from sporting activities. Any of these reasons show that it is time to see a physiotherapist.
We work with several providers to give you access to direct billing. Some of our direct billing partners include:
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