Physiotherapy Services Edmonton
Our certified, highly trained staff work directly with clients to understand the issues and develop an effective plan. The end result of the all-inclusive sessions we lead is a fast and safe return to health and happiness. With several different direct billing options to choose from, we also make it affordable for almost any budget.
New Client Intake Form
West Edmonton Location
Tuesday - 8am-8pm
Wednesday - 8am-8pm
Thursday - 8am-8pm
Friday - 8am-4pm
Saturday - 9am-3pm
Sunday - Closed
Now Offering AHS Coverage For Physiotherapy
Human Integrated Performance is pleased to offer Physiotherapy with AHS. We can provide AHS Outpatient and Community Physiotherapy Services. We can help with post-op and fracture recovery as well as low-income patients. To find out if you are eligible contact our office!
Physiotherapy Treatment Options
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Exercise Based Rehab
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Modalities (electrotherapy, heat, ice, kinesiology tape, TENS, IFC, and ultrasound)
Manual Therapy (Mobilizations)
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Radial Shockwave Therapy
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What can our Physiotherapists help with?
There are several different areas that our physiotherapists can help with. We have already highlighted a few of them, but here is a detailed view of the kinds of treatments our physiotherapy team offers:
Strong pelvic floor muscles are important for recovery after pregnancy. They provide stability, support, and strength to the uterus after birth, which reduces prolapse or hernias that may occur during pregnancy. A physiotherapist can teach you the best techniques for building up these muscles.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in, which often leads to the involuntary loss of small amounts of urine. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with urinary incontinence by strengthening muscles that help you control urination and bowel movements.
Prolapse is the descent of a pelvic organ below its normal position in relation to the other pelvic organs. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with a prolapse by decreasing pressure on the pelvic organs, improving circulation and reducing inflammation.
Sexual dysfunction refers to a range of disorders that may affect your ability to enjoy sexual activity. Acupuncture and pelvic floor physiotherapy can help. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be used to increase blood flow in the genital area by doing exercises specifically targeted at this region, which is necessary for normal sexual function. Acupuncture can also help improve blood circulation to your reproductive organs.
Pelvic pain in men and women is when the pelvis becomes painful to touch or movement brings on pain. Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps reduce this pain by correcting muscular imbalances and mobilising the pelvic joints, allowing you to use your body more efficiently which reduces mis-loading of joints over time.
A vestibular condition is when something’s not right with your inner ear or the part of your brain that controls balance. This can make you feel dizzy, give you spinning sensations, or make it hard to stay steady. These issues can make everyday things, like walking or turning your head quickly, a real challenge. At Human Integrated Performance in Edmonton, we have trained physiotherapists and chiropractors who can help. They use special exercises and treatments to help get your balance back on track and reduce those dizzy feelings.
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.
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.
Our Physiotherapy Intake Process
Your physio sessions and treatment plan is unique, and tailored to your particular needs. Generally, here’s what happens when you see our physiotherapists for the first time:
Direct Billing Options
We work with several providers to give you access to direct billing. Some of our direct billing partners are:
Don’t see your provider listed? Contact our clinic to find out if you’re covered.
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.
Physiotherapy uses many techniques to help people with musculoskeletal problems. These techniques include exercise therapy, manual therapy, electrotherapy, heat and cold therapy, hydrotherapy, assistive devices, and education and advice. Physiotherapists use a combination of these techniques to create a customized treatment plan for each patient, aimed at reducing pain, improving mobility, and enhancing overall well-being.
The role of physiotherapy in stroke recovery is to help individuals regain physical function and independence. Physiotherapy focuses on improving mobility, balance, coordination, strength, and overall physical ability, such as arm and leg movement, dexterity, walking, gait, balance and coordination, muscle strength, and endurance. A physiotherapist will create a personalized rehabilitation plan and regularly review it as needed based on the individual’s specific needs and goals.
At Human Integrated Performance (HIP), we have physiotherapists who can create a comprehensive Pelvic Floor treatment plan for you. This will help you to improve your performance and prevent injury. The pelvic floor is an important part of the body, and our providers will assess your pelvic floor strength to identify any issues. Then we will create a treatment plan just for you. These plans may include exercises to improve the stability of your core, specific manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to address any pain or dysfunction.
There are a few things that can weaken pelvic floor muscles in men. Underlying health conditions, poor diet and nutrition, lack exercise, and smoking can all contribute to pelvic floor muscle weakness.
Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment that has been used in various fields of medicine, including orthopedics, urology, and cardiology. For plantar fasciitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes, shockwave therapy can offer significant benefits.
The therapy uses sound waves to stimulate healing within the affected area. The procedure involves delivering sound waves, or “shocks”, to the plantar fascia to induce a process known as neovascularization, which involves the formation of new blood vessels. This can enhance blood flow and bring more nutrients to the affected area, which can facilitate the healing process.
Here are the key effects and potential benefits of shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis:
- Pain Reduction: The shockwaves can help to overstimulate the nerves that send pain signals, thereby reducing pain sensation.
- Inflammation Reduction: By promoting improved blood circulation, the therapy can help reduce inflammation, which is a key component of plantar fasciitis.
- Healing: The shockwaves can stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, including the formation of new blood vessels and the release of growth factors. This can aid in the repair of damaged plantar fascia tissues.
- Non-invasive and Safe: ESWT is a non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects, making it a suitable treatment option for many patients.
While many studies have shown positive outcomes with shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis, it’s important to note that the therapy may not work for everyone. The effectiveness can depend on several factors, including the severity and duration of the condition, the specific protocol used (such as the intensity and frequency of the shockwaves), and the individual’s overall health status. Always consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best treatment approach for plantar fasciitis or any other medical condition.
Treatment for shoulder impingement usually starts with a combination of rest and rehabilitation. It depends on the severity of the injury and the types of overhead motions required for daily activities, sports, or work. If the injury is more severe, surgery may be required to create more space in the shoulder joint. However, surgery is considered a last-resort and other interventions should be attempted before surgery.
IMS treatment may help reduce inflammation in the treated areas by promoting circulation and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. When the needle is inserted into the affected muscle, it creates a tiny lesion or micro-trauma, which triggers an immune response that helps to clear away damaged tissue and promote the production of new, healthy tissue.
This immune response can also help to reduce inflammation in the affected area. Inflammation is a natural response of the body’s immune system to injury or infection, and it can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area. By promoting circulation and stimulating tissue healing, IMS treatment may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain and stiffness.
In addition, IMS treatment may also help reduce inflammation by releasing trigger points or knots in the muscles. These trigger points can cause pain and tension, and they may also contribute to inflammation in the affected area. By releasing these trigger points, IMS treatment can help reduce tension and inflammation, promoting overall healing and recovery.
Physiotherapy is instrumental in managing orthopedic conditions, which include disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. It aids in reducing pain and inflammation through various modalities like heat or cold therapy, TENS, and manual techniques. It also enhances mobility and function by helping patients regain strength and flexibility through targeted exercises and stretches. Importantly, physiotherapy helps patients recover from orthopedic surgeries, like joint replacements or reconstructions, by guiding them through postoperative rehabilitation. Equally, it is involved in injury prevention, educating patients about correct postures, movements, and ergonomic principles to avoid future injuries or conditions. Therefore, physiotherapy is a vital component of comprehensive orthopedic care.