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Is Physiotherapy Covered by Alberta Health Insurance?

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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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FAQs About Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a practice that’s been used for centuries. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.  While acupuncture has gained popularity in Western medicine, it’s still relatively unknown compared to other treatments like massage therapy. Some of the most […]

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What Is Massage Therapy?

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We all feel sore, tense muscles from time to time. It can be a real discomfort, whether it’s from chronic pain, sitting at a desk all day, working out too hard, or even sleeping in an awkward position. If you’re tired of taking painkillers or just living with the discomfort, you may have considered massage […]

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Vestibular System

The vestibular system is a sensory system that relays information to our brain regarding the orientation and position of our head in space, how fast we are moving & what direction we are moving in, as well as information regarding movement of our eyes. It is a crucial part of balance, postural stability, equilibrium, and […]

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Diagnostic Imaging

On September 28, 2022, the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Health announced plans to reinstate public funding for Diagnostic Imaging Services that are referred by a physiotherapist or chiropractor, thus aiding patient access to medically required services. Only physiotherapists holding privileges granted by the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta are authorized to partake in this […]

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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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