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What Should I Wear To My Physiotherapy Appointment?

We’ve all had this feeling at one point in time, the anxiety of deciding what we should wear to a certain event, date, and yes, even a physiotherapy appointment! Deciding what to wear to physio can seem confusing, especially if it’s your first appointment. That’s why our team of registered …

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How To Prevent A Skiing Injury For A Safe Ski Season

The temperature has dropped, the snow has found its new home on the lawn and all the mountains have begun spamming your inbox with delightful offers. It’s time to start getting ready for the ski and snowboard season again. Getting lost in the excitement of the first day gliding on white, fluffy, glorious, shimmery snow is no excuse for a week of sore muscles afterwards.

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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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Beyond Medication: Physiotherapy Can Bring Long-Term Relief From Pain

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 us don’t think twice when we reach for pain medication, but these pills are not a cure-all (despite what slick TV ads tell us). 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 Manage Seasonal Migraines & Headaches

Updated: November 4, 2021

Many people suffer from seasonal migraines and headaches due to many different reasons. Most people will reach for Tylenol, ibuprofen, or something similar to relieve the symptoms, but we’re here to provide you with other options available to help you manage your migraine pain as the weather gets colder.

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Proper Summer Footwear to Avoid Foot Pain & Problems

Updated: May, 2022

On hot summer days, many of us slip into a pair of flip-flops, open-toed sandals, or go barefoot to let our feet breathe a little. Others take advantage of the warm weather to wear more fashion-forward shoes — like high heels or ballet flats. But summer footwear doesn’t always provide good arch support for your feet, particularly when you’re spending hours outside enjoying the sunshine.

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Ultrasound Therapy For Injury Rehabilitation In St. Albert

Updated: December 6, 2021

At Summit Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy, we work closely with our clients to create custom treatment plans specific to their individual needs. We use an integrative approach to healing so we can work on long-term goals that will get the results you want in a way that is manageable for you.

Ultrasound therapy is a popular choice for treatment, but we have found that it is often misunderstood. We’ve put together some information about how ultrasound therapy works to help you understand its usefulness and limitations.

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Prevent Golf Injuries

Golf season is in full swing and if you’ve been teeing off regularly, you might be feeling a little bit more soreness than normal in your back, your neck, your elbows and/or your knees.

The constant twisting, swinging, and bending during a golf game means a lot of golfers have sore backs. If you already suffer from back pain, the repetitive movements in a golf game can exacerbate that soreness. Luckily, increasing your core strength and stretching can help prevent back pain. Incorporating core and stability exercises as well as hip, legs and low back stretches into your current workout routine will go a long way in keeping you ache free.

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Preventing Soccer Injuries

After a month of watching athletes from around the world vying for top spot in the FIFA World Cup, lots of people, adults and children alike, will be looking to lace up a pair of cleats and play.

Wherever you fall on the recreational to pro player scale, soccer is an excellent way to stay healthy. Did you know that during a game, the average player can run up to, or more than, ten kilometers? The mileage amount varies based on position of the player (and the skill level) but even goalkeepers have been known to run almost 5km during a 90 minute match. Even if you’re playing in a recreational soccer league — you can expect to be running a lot.

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