Serving Edmonton and St. Albert, our top-tier team of physiotherapy, kinesiology and sport medicine experts have got your back. When it comes to physical therapy, our specialty is diagnosing, treating and managing orthopedic, neurological and sports injuries. In other words, if you’re stuck on the sidelines, our physical therapy services will help get you off the bench and back in the game.
Today it hurts, tomorrow it works
Basically, physical therapy is a way to treat injury or illness with physical methods, like strengthening, stretching, balance exercises, manual therapy, needling or soft tissue techniques rather than relying solely on medications or surgery. Our physiotherapists work with people just like you—professional athletes, first responders, recreational athletes and people with chronic pain—and treat all kinds of conditions. Some of these include:
- Sprains and strains
- Back pain
- Overuse injuries from sports and daily activity
When treating your specific condition or injury, our physiotherapists consider the whole body, not only the single part with the problem. Finding and treating the underlying cause of your issue is just as critical as treating the issue itself. Unlike the Edmonton Oilers’ glory days in the ‘80s, an injury is not something most of us want to repeat.
Fitness isn’t a destination; it’s a way of life
Physical therapy shouldn’t be your Hail Mary. Our goal is to help you lead an energetic, healthy lifestyle for the long run. Consistently working with a physiotherapist is one of the best ways to effectively drive away your physical limitations and continually enjoy the freedom to function full-out—even after you’ve reached the end of your road to recovery.
Some of the long-term benefits of physical therapy include:
No pain, no gain? Not in this case. Physical therapy helps reduce the amount of pain your injury or condition might cause, which also reduces your need for medication to manage pain.
Improving Mobility or Range of Motion
Being able to move more quickly—and with more confidence—is a major plus for anyone, whether your goal is to crush it in competitive sport or to comfortably carry your grocery bags from your car to your kitchen counter.
Surgery should never be par for the course, only a last resort. The right physical therapy can correct, or at least delay, many orthopedic injuries. It can also be an alternative to surgery to correct partial tears or strains.
Use it or lose it! Consistent physical therapy helps build strength in the muscles and joints around an injury or surgical site. This improves performance and reduces the chance of future injury.