Physiotherapy in Calgary

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Non-Invasive Pain Relief

Physiotherapy is a non-invasive way to help heal injuries and manage pain. Physiotherapy involves a combination of treatments to aid in recovery and pain relief. Your treatments can include manual therapy, soft tissue work, modalities, targeted exercises, and education. We’ll tailor a treatment plan to you, based on your injury or condition.

Why Get Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy isn’t just for sports injuries. Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for a variety of sprains, strains, or other accidents or injuries. Chronic pain or discomfort, like knee pain or back pain, can also be addressed with physiotherapy.

Other reasons you might seek physiotherapy treatment include medical conditions that limit movement like arthritis or as a part of a post-surgery treatment plan.

The Physiotherapy Process

There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to physiotherapy. Every plan is customized to you and your reason for seeking treatment.

We begin with a full assessment of your injury, pain, or concern. Be prepared to discuss any past injuries, medical history, and any medications you take, so we have a full understanding of your health. We’ll also discuss your goals from treatment and how we can help optimize your quality of life. Then, we’ll do a full physical exam, which can include assessments like range of motion, strength, balance, neurological functioning, functional movements, and other targeted tests. After the full assessment, we’ll have a deep understanding of what’s causing your pain and / or functional limitations.

After the initial assessment, we’ll have a good idea of what is causing your pain or movement concerns. We’ll not only diagnose the problem, but we’ll also educate you and show you methods you can use to help prevent the injury from happening again. We make sure you’re fully involved in your treatment plan because patients who are more involved often experience better treatment outcomes.

Once we understand the problem, we will develop a personalized plan of care focused on treating the injury, while also educating you on how to prevent the injury from happening again. If it’s a chronic issue, we will equip you with the tools to minimize pain and manage symptoms. We make sure you’re fully involved and fully understand your treatment plan.

Every body is different, and many factors can influence healing. We continuously reassess your progress throughout your treatment to make sure it’s right for you. If expected progress isn’t being made, we’ll adapt your treatment as soon as possible to make sure you get the relief you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Though your doctor might recommend physiotherapy as part of your treatment, you do not need a referral to see a physiotherapist. You know your body, and you probably have a good idea of what type of injury requires an expert opinion from a physiotherapist.

You should wear comfortable clothing that allows your therapist to examine and treat your injury. You may also be performing mobility and strength exercises, so wear something you can move in easily. We recommend bringing shorts for a lower-body injury and a tank top for an upper-body injury.

Physiotherapy is for everyone. We see and treat all different types of injuries that happen during sports, work, car accidents, and everyday life. For a list of common injuries we treat, please see our anatomical injury diagram.

Manual therapy is one of the most common physiotherapy practices, which involves hands on treatment such as mobilizing joints, muscles, and fascia. Depending on your needs, your treatment might involve manual therapy, exercise therapy, strength building, or a number of modalities.

Modalities are additional treatment tools that your physiotherapist uses to help relieve pain, increase circulation, reduce swelling, and improve healing. Some modalities we might incorporate into your treatment include:

  • Shockwave therapy sends low energy waves through your skin to help with pain relief and healing.
  • Therapeutic ultrasounds send high-frequency sound waves to the soft tissue to increase circulation and reduce pain.
  • Dry needling, also known as Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a needle technique to relax tight muscles and relieve pain.
  • Interferential current is a type of nerve stimulation that helps decrease pain and muscle spasms while improving blood flow.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) uses electrodes to provide a low-voltage electrical current, which helps provide pain relief.
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) uses an electrical current that causes muscles to contract, increasing muscle function and promoting blood flow.
  • Cupping is a treatment technique that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction, which can help increase blood flow.
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM) is a specialized type of massage that involves using plastic or metal tools to massage soft tissue, helping improve movement.
  • Spinal decompression involves the use of a traction table to gradually stretch the spine and surrounding musculature to help relieve pressure.
  • Kinesio tape which is a specialized type of tape that helps promote healing and reduce pain without preventing movement.

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Our clinic is located behind the Peter Lougheed Hospital, in the same complex as London Drugs and TD Bank off of 32 Avenue.

Our Address

Unit 220 – 3545 32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB T1Y 6M6

Contact Information

Phone: 587-391-4830
Fax: 587-391-4834
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Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM7 PM
Tuesday
8 AM7 PM
Wednesday
8 AM7 PM
Thursday
8 AM7 PM
Friday
8 AM7 PM
Saturday
10 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed
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