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

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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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Compression Socks for Blood Flow

Compression socks offer several health benefits—not only to your feet and legs, but your entire body, too. The compression therapy offered by properly constructed compression socks applies gentle pressure to your legs, ankles, and feet, promoting blood flow from your legs to your heart. Compression socks can also help to reduce pain and swelling in your […]

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Hamstring


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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Levator Scapulae

Located on both sides of the back of your neck, this muscle is a common culprit in neck and upper back pain, stiffness/reduced mobility, and headaches. It’s main function is to raise the shoulder blades during movements such as shrugging your shoulders. However, it can easily be irritated, leading to a major pain in the […]

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Calf

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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MVA

Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident? If so, we understand that this can be an extremely stressful time. At Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare and the Calgary Concussion Centre, we are committed to helping you understand and navigate this confusing process, so that the focus can shift to getting you back to optimal […]

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Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation

Fun Fact! No active contraction is occurring during this video! Yep, you read that right – this bicep curl is happening completely passively via a nifty machine called Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. But, how? Well, muscles of the body are comprised of different types of fibres. “Slow-twitch Type 1 Muscle Fibres” produce low-force muscle contractions. They […]

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Concussion

Concussions can be scary. They can be overwhelming. And they can be lonely. Initially you may feel as though you’re in a dark spot, but we are here to bring color back to your life! Did you know that a mere 7-10 years ago, absolute rest in a dark room, with no physical and/or cognitive […]

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K-Tape

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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