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Is Physiotherapy Covered by Alberta Health Insurance?

A physiotherapist doing treatment on a male patient

Physiotherapy involves working with a trained and caring professional while you undergo a customized program designed to restore mobility, strength, balance, and function to several areas of the body that may have experienced some form of trauma, pain or injury. But is this covered by Alberta health insurance? Unfortunately, physiotherapy generally isn’t covered under the […]

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Is Physiotherapy Good for Lower Back Pain?

A close-up of a man lying on a physiotherapy bed sideways is getting treatment for his back pain.

A paramedical service that can help to treat both injuries and chronic pain, physiotherapy is often associated with treatment of sports injuries, work-related injuries, overuse injuries, and injuries from car accidents. One of the main recommendations and first lines of treatment for relief from lower back pain is physiotherapy. Getting treatment from a physiotherapist might […]

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Do You Need a Doctor’s Note for Physiotherapy Referral in Alberta?

a man lies on a table with an arm behind his back. a physiotherapist presses on his shouler

Physiotherapy is a common practice in the sports world. However, it’s not only for athletes or those with sports injuries. Most other people can benefit from this non-invasive treatment for all sorts of injuries and for pain management, mitigation, and relief. Like many other paramedical services, such as massage therapy or chiropractic care, a person […]

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Tight hamstrings after a week full of sitting at your desk? Release those babies! Active tissue releases can be easily implemented at home, using a ball and firm surface. (Increasing the density or “hardness” of the ball + surface will increase the intensity of the release) 1️⃣ Sit up nice and tall and place a […]

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Individuals with tight calves are more susceptible to injuries such as Calf Strains, Ankle Sprains, Achilles tendonitis/Tears, and Plantar Fasciitis. But! Did you know that the calf is actually comprised of 2 major muscles, each requiring its own unique stretch? Many individuals have familiarity with stretching the larger, more superficial gastrocnemius muscle. However, the deeply […]

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Kinesiology Tape was originally conceived to provide support to injured body structures, without restricting movement in the way traditional sports tapes tend to. While some injuries result in an unstable joint that requires immobilization to prevent further damage, other injuries call for continued mobility to reduce pain, speed up the healing process, and prevent further […]

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Proprioception is a “sense” or awareness of body position, allowing us to perceive where a specific part of the body is in space.  For example, the ability to know your thumb is up or down, the ability to touch your finger to your nose, or knowing that your head is upright, all without having to […]

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive modality used in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Stemming from the knowledge that sound waves could be used to break down gallstones and kidney stones, therapeutic shockwave is now used in clinic to transmit low energy sound waves through an area of injury, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. […]

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