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Shockwave Therapy

Sep 12, 2019

WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? Simply put, it is a non-invasive alternative for treating musculoskeletal pain. It is used frequently in physiotherapy, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Most common applications are with chronic muscular and tendon disorders i…

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Also known as ‘adhesive capsulitis’, frozen shoulder is a painful condition severely restricting shoulder range of motion caused by adhesions and thickening of the capsule of the shoulder. Over time inflammation and scar tissue increases in the capsule whi…

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50% of women during pregnancy develop low back pain or pelvic girdle pain. Pelvic girdle pain is lower than typical back pain and can show up in the back around the sacroiliac (SI joints) or can show up in the front around the pubic symphysis. Both joints …

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Improvements in Canadian cancer treatment has resulted in an increased number of Canadian cancer survivors, with approximately 100,000 Albertans living with, or past a cancer diagnosis. This population of survivors will continue to grow as our population a…

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Concussions are a brain injury that cause a temporary disturbance in brain cell activity. These injuries can be caused by many different things but prime among them are the head or body getting hit in a way that causes the brain to be moved against the ins…

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Our Active Physio Works Team Rehab Team Captain, Tyler Gamblin, PT, MScPT chatted with Mike Sobel of Global Edmonton about the MS Bike Leduc to Camrose June 22-23.

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Physio for Golf

May 22, 2019

In honour of the most recent Masters Tournament, this blog will be about how physical therapy can improve your golf game. A physical therapist can help manage several types of injuries that may be limiting your performance, but they an also create a golf-s…

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Don't fear the tear!

May 20, 2019

Have you recently been diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear? Do you feel as though you’ll need to get it stitched up by a surgeon as soon as possible to gain use of your shoulder again? Maybe not! The rotator cuff (RC) is a group of 4 muscles that originate…

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Hip Impingement

May 16, 2019

Have you ever felt a sharp, “pinching” type pain in front of your hip when sitting for a long period of time or while stretching your glutes (figure 1)? Or even the odd click or catch while walking or running? If so, you may have femoral acetabular impinge…

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Headaches

May 01, 2019

Headaches, they can be debilitating and prevent you from doing your day-to-day activities. Cervicogenic headaches (CGH) are headaches in which the pain originates from structures in the neck1. The reason this is possible is because spinal nerves that arise…

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