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.
With regular therapy sessions, you will experience less pain from osteoarthritis, as your body is stimulated into releasing pain-killing more hormones naturally. Sessions also increase your general body wellness and improve your immune system, helping you to heal faster.
Our team uses various techniques for arthritis that can treat and lessen your pain. Chiropractic treatment is among the safest options for arthritis because it is non-invasive and drug-free.
Yes, a chiropractor can help with arthritis. Chiropractic care may not cure arthritis, but if you have arthritis and go to a chiropractor, they can help reduce the symptoms of your condition. A chiropractor can help reduce the inflammation in the joint space and help to improve mobility in the area affected by arthritis.
No, you do not need a prescription for you to see a chiropractor. If you are a new client, fill out the intake details form so that we can get to know you better. You can even book your appointment directly from our website.
Yes, the chiropractic treatment methods are very safe, and our team members are all experienced, qualified practitioners.
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.
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.
In Alberta, Physiotherapy is not generally covered by Alberta Healthcare. Some physiotherapy sessions may be approved after surgery or fracture in approved clinics- but it is most common for individuals to pay out of pocket for treatment. Unfortunately Human Integrated Performance cannot receive payment by Alberta Healthcare. Many employers offer health benefits that cover physiotherapy services, which Human Integrated Performance provides direct billing options for. Chat with our front desk to learn more about your coverage and billing options.