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We are passionate about what we do, and we want to show you how physiotherapy, massage, and acupuncture can keep you feeling your best.

Your Upcoming Treatment And The Coronavirus

Updated May 2021: We will continue to offer video conference appointments (TelePhysio) for those who prefer not to come into the clinic. Still not accepting walk-ins. Keeping our clinic at limited capacity In attempts to keep the congestion at a minimum in the clinic and especially within the waiting room, we are …

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How To Prevent A Foot Or Ankle Injury From Running

Have you ever experienced pain in your ankle or foot with running? That pain may be caused by an injury. There are two main causes of injuries that runners should be aware of: Overuse Injuries Traumatic injuries What is an overuse injury? An overuse injury happens when repetitive activity stresses tissues …

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy St. Albert

We all need to be thinking about our pelvic floors. That statement might raise a couple of questions: What exactly is a pelvic floor? Why would I need to think about it? When most of us think of pelvic health and associated issues like incontinence, we consider them inevitable and …

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How to Identify Tendonitis, Bursitis, Sprains & Tears

Tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis) is inflammation of a tendon. A tendon acts as the cable that attaches the muscle to the bone. If the tendon gets overly stressed and strained, it may get irritated and inflamed. We often hear of tendonitis involving the knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders, or heels such …

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Craniosacral Therapy for TMJ

One of the hardest working joints in the body, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge between your jaw and skull, and is critical for speaking, chewing, yawning and making facial expressions.

Unfortunately, many of us suffer from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) which can cause pain and make it difficult for us to open and close our mouths. People can develop TMJ problems for many different reasons, including jaw injuries (from a direct blow or a car accident), arthritis, teeth grinding at night, and stress. Problems with the joint can come on very quickly or develop over time, as well.

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Swimming for Injury Recovery

Exercising in water can help people recover from a variety of injuries.

Swimming isn’t just a way to cool off in the summer heat: time in the pool can also relieve pain and improve recovery from a wide range of injuries, including knee and back pain and can help even after you’ve had surgery.

Research shows that swimming and aquatic exercise can help people with injuries rebuild strength, increase range of motion, improve cardiovascular fitness, and more. Here’s what you need to know before you dive in.

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Wake Up Without Pain: How To Get Rid Of Neck Pain After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Updated: April 2023

As you reach over to turn off your alarm clock, you feel it immediately: sharp pain shooting down your neck. It’s a common ailment that most of us experience, but the discomfort can make it difficult to get through the day. It can make it difficult to turn your head, sit or stand for long periods of time, and even impact your ability to concentrate. Additionally, neck pain can lead to headaches, shoulder pain, and other related issues.

Fortunately, there are several ways to alleviate neck pain and prevent it from occurring in the first place — including investing in a good pillow and ergonomic chair, doing stretches and when needed, a trip to the physiotherapist!


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Can Physiotherapy Be An Alternative To Pain Medication?

Updated: December 6, 2022

Clients often complain of neck and low back pain, as well as other musculoskeletal disorders — like carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis — which can involve the muscles, ligaments, nerves, or tendons of the body.

Many of them don’t think twice when reaching for pain medication, but these pills are not a cure-all. Although pain-relieving pharmaceutical treatments provide some short-term relief, they don’t address the underlying causes of pain, and many come with health risks.

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How To Improve Your Posture For Better Health

Updated: February 2022

Many of us may suffer from sore muscles, back and shoulder pain, or even a stiff neck even though our daily lives aren’t physically demanding. The culprit is often bad posture, a side effect of spending a lot of time at a desk or glancing down at your mobile device throughout the day.

Woman at desk with sore neck

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6 Common Ski Injuries & How To Avoid Them

Winter is a magical time of year for skiers and snowboarders who relish the opportunity to carve up the slopes or zip through fresh powder. Unfortunately, both novice and experienced athletes alike are at risk of being injured by the sports they love. Here are a few of the most common injuries on the slopes and what you can do to keep having fun all season long.

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