Modalities (electrotherapy, heat, ice, kinesiology tape, TENS, IFC, and ultrasound)

Modalities (electrotherapy, heat, ice, kinesiology tape, TENS, IFC, and ultrasound)

Modalities are treatment methods that help patients in several ways and use different procedures. Modalities can relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasms as well as improve the body’s overall ability to heal. This short-term relief and stimulation allows us to move and function as comfortably as possible until the root cause is identified and resolved.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure in the wrist and median nerve, which causes pain, tingling, numbing and stiffness in the hand, wrist, and arm.

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.

Shin splints are a common injury associated with running or other impact activities. The pain is typically along the inside of the shin or tibia which is amplified with impact. Several different factors can cause shin splints such as improper warm-up or cool down, poor footwear, repetitive stress, flat feet, or even a change in your workouts. There are many ways that shin splints can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. Restricting impact, stretching, foam rolling, proper footwear, and ice are important during treatment to get you back to your activities as soon as possible.

Including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and Morton’s Neuroma. Recovering from such injuries requires therapeutic exercising. We have a friendly team that helps patients with these exercises and makes it easy to get back to fitness.

Sciatica is a nerve pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Patients often report pain in the lower back and down the back of their leg. Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness can also occur. Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis; a narrowing of the spine that can lead to compression of the nerve. Sciatica typically will affect one side of the body. Sneezing, coughing, and straining are often extremely painful with sciatica. Our chiropractors are fully equipped to assess and address irritations of the sciatica nerve.


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.

Modalities (electrotherapy, heat, ice, kinesiology tape, TENS, IFC, and ultrasound) FAQ

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.

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It is a treatment that uses physical techniques such as exercise, mobilization, ultrasound, soft-tissue release, and heat. It aims at getting a patient’s body to full recovery by enabling them to walk and do other activities without pain. It is a procedure that helps in preventing injuries, maintain good health, and physical rehabilitation. A physiotherapist is a person that aids this process.

Physiotherapists usually undergo a first degree in the subject. Also, some may hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline but a master’s degree in the main subject. Any of this can apply, but they have to undergo rigorous practical training to combine with the theory.

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No! Mostly, therapists get recognized by the government and other facilities as primary healthcare workers. Therefore, you do not need a referral to seek therapy services. However, you may need a doctor’s referral if you would like to benefit from some medical plans.

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Accessing a physiotherapist is easy because various clinics serve the community. These clinics get regulated, and the professionals have the necessary qualifications to treat you. Therefore, you should not be afraid to walk into a physiotherapy Edmonton clinic and get treated for any symptom requiring the procedures.

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Unfortunately, physiotherapy is not typically covered by Alberta Healthcare. Although, in certain situations, such as following surgery, Alberta Health Services may approve physiotherapy sessions.

It is more common for individuals to pay for physiotherapy treatment out-of-pocket. However, many employers offer health benefits that include physiotherapy coverage. At Human Integrated Performance, we understand that the cost of physiotherapy can be a concern for some individuals. That is why we offer direct billing options with most insurance providers. This means you can receive the physiotherapy treatment you need, and we will bill your insurance provider directly. If you want to learn more about your coverage and billing options for physiotherapy in Alberta, please don’t hesitate to contact our front desk. We’re here to help.

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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.

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It depends on the severity of the injury and the health goals of the patient. Most patients start with visits 1 to 2 times a week and reduce as they recover.

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Direct Billing Options

We work with several providers to give you access to direct billing. Some of our direct billing partners include:

Don’t see your provider listed? Contact our clinic to find out if you’re covered.