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Physiotherapy is a profession directed at evaluating, restoring, and maintaining physical function. We want to provide you with the tools you need to repair damage and fix any pain/stiffness. Our skilled Physiotherapists are trained in various musculoskeletal injuries as well as concussion management, vestibular (vertigo) therapy, Intermuscular Stimulation (IMS), custom foot orthotics, and of course, the bread and butter of Physiotherapy, exercise prescription.

 

We can help you with any:

 

Back and neck pain

Concussion

Chronic Pain

Dizziness

Repetitive strains

Arthritis

Sport-related injuries

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Prevention and management of work-related injuries

Motor vehicle accident related injuries

Your Physiotherapist may chat with you about using different modalities, mobilizing or manipulating joints, stretching muscle or tight tissue in the area, strengthening for proper movement patterns, or breaking down scar tissue to help you work toward fixing the primary problem.

In all cases, a big part of Physiotherapy is to educate you as to how to manage what is wrong and what is needed to stretch, strengthen and/or stabilize in order to maximize your full potential.

 

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Fix Physio is a certified Complete Concussion Management™ clinic. We utilize a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to concussions, based on current advances in concussion research.

 

What is a concussion?

A concussion can be simply defined as a disruption in neurological functioning following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body.  This causes a biochemical imbalance within brain cells as well as decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain.

Essentially, the acceleration/deceleration of the brain in the skull causes a stretching of the nerves. This stretch causes a molecule called ATP to be released, resulting in a bunch of nerves firing at once. This initial stage is an energy crisis and results in low ATP stores, which is an issue because ATP is what tells our nerves to fire, and we need our nerves to fire to do/comprehend everything! It is once these ATP stores are fully restored that we are able to get back to everything we would like to do. The problem is, you often feel symptom free before your ATP stores have fully recovered. If this is the case, your brain remains extremely vulnerable to re-injury. We offer both baseline tests and post-concussion testing which will allow us to determine when the time should be right to return to regular activities.

Concussions often occur with various 'peripheral' issues. Ie; neck pain, dizziness, blurred vision, cognitive difficulties, headaches, and more. These peripheral issues are where we can really jump in and help as Physiotherapists. Through various exercises and manual techniques, we have your solution to recovery!

 

Allow us to help you return to your sport and/or day to day life! 

Our Physiotherapists use IMS/Dry Needling as a technique to treat both chronic pain and new injuries. IMS is also very effective in treating pain of neuropathic origin. Nerves can become compressed or irritated for various reasons causing their signals to become exaggerated or perceived as painful ones. The result is pain that exists despite having no signs of inflammation or tissue damage.

 

Another result of neuropathic pain is chronic muscle shortening. Overactivation of the muscle by an irritated nerve causes muscle spasm and chronic muscle shortening. Pain is a result of the shortened muscle pulling on the tendons, straining them as well as distressing the joints they move. Muscle shortening also increases wear and tear and contributes to degenerative changes such as 'tendonitis', 'osteoarthritis', and degenerative disc problems.

 

When your car is revving too high, we quickly push on the gas to 'reset' the idle. With your nerves, we can stimulate them with electroactivity and physical trauma of the needle resulting in the muscle cramping.

 

The result is the nerve activity being 'reset' and the muscle tone decreasing, thus relaxing into a fully lengthened position and alleviating the chronic muscle shortening and correlating symptoms. Areas that were previously “supersensitive” will regain normal sensation.

 

Dizzy? Lightheaded? Vertigo (ie; room spinning)? Nausea? Imbalance?

Whether your dizziness/vertigo is from BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) or from inhibition of the system that controls dizziness and balance, there are various forms of treatment and exercise that can be done to alleviate your symptoms.

 

What does treatment involve? -->Depends what is wrong!

 

BPPV has a very specific treatment protocol where specific positioning techniques are used depending on which part of the inner ear is involved. We assess which positioning technique to use by assessing your eye movement during each test.

Other conditions may involve a combination of manual therapy and a specific exercise program. Exercises prescription is based on 3 principles: adaptation, habituation, and substitution, all based around re-training the system so that certain stimuli no longer makes you dizzy.

 

Psychology is a profession that focuses on intervention strategies to improve and maximize mental, cognitive, physical, and other functioning of individuals. Our psychologist utilizes an integrative theoretical approach involving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to consider each person holistically.

Our areas of focus include:

Depression/anxiety

Life transitions/adjustments (career, marriage, retirement, etc)

Trauma (MVA, PTSD, abuse)

Chronic pain management

Couples therapy

Disordered eating patterns

Substance misuse

We strive to help our clients live in a more intentional manner by exploring unconscious patterns that may be creating these difficulties.

For more information visit: endthestigmacounselling.com

 

Are you dealing with chronic pain that hasn't improved with traditional forms of treatment? Shannon Rogers is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and expert on chronic pain management. With a focus on an integrated approach to patient care, she combines specialized soft tissue techniques with Pilates, clinical exercise, therapeutic movement, and postural re-education. She also specializes in the areas of chronic headache, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, perinatal and women’s health.

Moving better means enjoying life more! Our passion is to help you do that too, no matter what stage of life you are in, the nature of your activity goals, or the limitations you currently face.

Visit her website: www.catalystkinetics.ca to learn more about what she can offer you through Functional Rehabilitation principles!

 

Our Functional Capacity Evaluation protocol consists of standardized testing to measure an individual’s ability to safely perform physical demands required by their job, activities of daily living, or leisure activities. To ensure validity and accuracy, all tests are performed in a controlled setting and are designed to replicate specific job demands, or environmental factors in which people live and conduct their lives.  

 

Functional Capacity Evaluations are an essential resource for:

-   Determining safe and sustained return to work, and job-placement decisions

-   Disability evaluation

-   Determination of functioning in non-occupational settings

-   case management and case closure

 

Our testing includes:

-    Detailed Job Demand Analysis

-    Musculoskeletal Testing

-    Material Handling Testing

-    Non-Material Handling Testing

-    Complete Evaluation Report

 

This service is performed by Rochelle Panther, who is registered with the Alberta Kinesiology Association, and has completed her FCE training through Metriks Education. We are now accepting new patients on a referral and personal basis.

 

With focus on technique, injury prevention, and injury management, we offer small group evidence-based yoga classes that put your needs first and foremost. From strengthening to stretching to full body relaxation, we offer various private, semi-private, and small group class options to make your body smile. Our classes are taught by Nurses and experienced Instructors who have ample training in anatomy and movement dynamics.

Current Classes: 

Functional Flow Yoga: with Andrea Thursdays at 7pm*

                           

  • A mindful, well-rounded, slow and steady yoga practice that focuses on stability,
    balanced flexibility, building strength, improving balance and accessing greater
    ranges of motion in the body. This class is suitable for all levels.

 

Restorative Yoga with Andrea: *Thursday at 8:15pm*

  • Restorative yoga uses many props to allow for each pose to be held for several
    minutes and ensures complete relaxation into the pose. These longer holds help
    release tension and stress in the body, lengthen muscles, lower the heart rate
    and calm the nervous system, in turn helping us achieve deeper levels of rest.
    This class is suitable for all levels.

 

Mat Pilates with Andrea: *Tuesday at 9:30am* 

  • A contemporary approach to classical pilates. Students can expect a mindful

workout, with both dynamic and subtle movements for the whole body, with a
strong focus on connecting to deep core muscles. This class is suitable for all
levels.

 

Baby/Tot and Me with Mary *Begins January, 2020* - email us for more info

  • We invite parent(s) to come practice Yoga and spend time with your child/ren in a supportive and low-stress environment.  This is an opportunity to connect with other families with young children while also receiving strength and flexibility-based Yoga instruction. 

  • Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years. 

  • Note: You will be responsible to supervise your children during the class.  

 

Want to create your own class? Get some friends/family/co-workers together and we can make it happen. Email us to set up a private, semi-private, or custom small group ( <14 people) class, or click the schedule button below to sign up for our upcoming small group classes.

Pricing:

With focus on technique, injury prevention, and injury management, we offer small group evidence-based yoga classes that put your needs first and foremost. From strengthening to stretching to full body relaxation, we offer various private, semi-private, and small group class options to make your body smile. Our classes are taught by Nurses and experienced Instructors who have ample training in anatomy and movement dynamics.

Current Classes: 

Functional Flow Yoga: with Andrea Thursdays at 7pm*

                           

  • A mindful, well-rounded, slow and steady yoga practice that focuses on stability,
    balanced flexibility, building strength, improving balance and accessing greater
    ranges of motion in the body. This class is suitable for all levels.

 

Restorative Yoga with Andrea: *Thursday at 8:15pm*

  • Restorative yoga uses many props to allow for each pose to be held for several
    minutes and ensures complete relaxation into the pose. These longer holds help
    release tension and stress in the body, lengthen muscles, lower the heart rate
    and calm the nervous system, in turn helping us achieve deeper levels of rest.
    This class is suitable for all levels.

 

Mat Pilates with Andrea: *Tuesday at 9:30am* 

  • A contemporary approach to classical pilates. Students can expect a mindful

workout, with both dynamic and subtle movements for the whole body, with a
strong focus on connecting to deep core muscles. This class is suitable for all
levels.

 

Baby/Tot and Me with Mary *Begins January, 2020* - email us for more info

  • We invite parent(s) to come practice Yoga and spend time with your child/ren in a supportive and low-stress environment.  This is an opportunity to connect with other families with young children while also receiving strength and flexibility-based Yoga instruction. 

  • Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years. 

  • Note: You will be responsible to supervise your children during the class.  

 

Want to create your own class? Get some friends/family/co-workers together and we can make it happen. Email us to set up a private, semi-private, or custom small group ( <14 people) class, or click the schedule button below to sign up for our upcoming small group classes.

Pricing:

With focus on technique, injury prevention, and injury management, we offer small group evidence-based yoga classes that put your needs first and foremost. From strengthening to stretching to full body relaxation, we offer various private, semi-private, and small group class options to make your body smile. Our classes are taught by Nurses and experienced Instructors who have ample training in anatomy and movement dynamics.

2020 Classes: 

Yoga Flow with Andrea: Thursday at 7pm

A mindful, well-rounded, slow and steady yoga practice that focuses on stability, balanced flexibility, building strength, improving balance, and accessing greater ranges of motion in the body. This class is suitable for all levels.       

 

Yoga Calm with AndreaTuesday at 10:30am

With a focus on flexibility and relaxation, this class allows you to breathe deep, de-stress, and increase body awareness through gentle movements and stretching techniques. This class is suitable for all levels.

 

Yoga Strong with Carrie: Thursday at 9:30am

Looking for a fitness challenge? This class is for you. Yoga Strong is divided into 1/2 bootcamp and 1/2 strength-based yoga poses. We will be doing body weight exercises, band work, and free weights with a focus on strengthening the core, glutes and legs. Beginners welcome. 

Roll + Restore Thursday at 8:15pm (not currently offered)

This class will focus on self-massage techniques to help to decrease muscle tension and increase muscle relaxation. We will use various props for self-massage including massage balls and foam rollers. The class will be made complete with guided restorative yoga to allow for a deeper relaxation of your mind and body.

Mat Pilates with Andrea: Tuesday at 9:30am & Thursday at 6pm

A contemporary approach to classical Pilates. Students can expect a mindful workout, with both dynamic and subtle movements for the whole body, and a strong focus on connecting to deep core muscles. This class is suitable for all levels.

Muscles in Motion with BreAnne: Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30am (call to book)

Seated strengthening exercises using body weight, light dumbells, and therabands. Balance and gentle stretching exercises will also be included in every class. Ask the front desk how you might be able to bill your Physiotherapy extended health care benefits for this class. 

Want to create your own class? Get some friends/family/co-workers together and we can make it happen. Email us to set up a private, semi-private, or custom small group ( <14 people) class, or click the schedule button below to sign up for our upcoming small group classes.g:

 

Women's Health Programs are designed to help women prevent, recover from, or cope with the various health issues that can arise during their lifetime. Puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, hormonal changes and menopause are all milestones within a woman’s life and, along with additional medical illnesses like breast cancer, osteoporosis or abdominal/pelvic surgery, women need specialized attention and care during these phases of their life. All treatments are provided by Aly MacLean, a licensed Physical Therapist with training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of women’s health conditions.

We offer a wide range of treatments covering body dysfunction, sexual health, pre/post natal care, breast screening and pelvic floor care.

Our Women’s Health Program is designed by Aly to help empower women through use of manual therapy techniques and education. By making information and evidence-based treatments readily available, Aly's aim is to help women stay as healthy and active as possible during each life change and challenge they might face. After an initial assessment with Aly, including an internal exam, a customized treatment program is designed for each individual. This can include sessions with a Physical Therapist or another member of the Health Care Team.