Are you struggling with pain that keeps you from enjoying your favourite sports and hobbies? If you’re experiencing discomfort in your elbow, especially after repetitive activities, you might be dealing with tennis elbow.
What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, a common condition, arises from repeated arm and elbow use. It typically causes pain on the outer part of the elbow, which can spread down to the forearm and hand. Although it’s named after tennis, this condition can affect anyone who engages in activities requiring repetitive arm movements.
Treating Tennis Elbow at Human Integrated Performance At Human Integrated Performance, we understand how debilitating tennis elbow can be. That’s why we offer specialized treatment plans to help you recover and get back to the activities you love. Our approach includes:
We know each case of tennis elbow is unique. We recommend coming in for an assessment at our clinic. Our team is dedicated to understanding your specific needs and developing a treatment plan tailored just for you. Don’t let pain hold you back any longer. Visit Human Integrated Performance and take the first step towards managing your condition.
Yes, it is usually necessary to make an appointment for massage therapy. We operate on a schedule and appointment-based system, so booking in advance ensures you can get the date, time, and therapist that you prefer. It’s best to call or check online for scheduling and availability and to arrive on time for your appointment to ensure an entire session.
Some side effects can happen when you get a massage. Usually, people feel sore, bruised, or tired afterward. But sometimes people faint, feel dizzy or have pain where they were massaged. If any of these things happen during your massage, stop the massage and tell your massage therapist right away.
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.