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Have you recently started a new training plan and are noticing some pain at the front of your knee? Does your pain increase when you load the knee? If so, you may have patellar tendinopathy, a condition that occurs due to overload of the patellar tendon. …



On Friday, January 23rd, the documentary, “What Ever Takes”, aired for the first time highlighting the rehabilitation journey of the Edmonton Oilers own Connor McDavid.     In a short summary, Connor experienced a season-ending knee injury in April 6t…


Dry Needling

Dec 31, 2019

What is Dry Needling? A technique where a thin filiform needle is used to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points (a tender point in a muscle), muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain a…



Active Physio Works Team Rehabilitation is proud to participate in the MS Bike Tour - Leduc to Camrose on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. Since our inception in 2016, Team Rehab has raised nearly $200,000. With an established team of nearly 60 rider…



WHAT IS DIASTASIS RECTI? Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) is the widening or separation between the two sections of the 6-pack abdominal muscle – the “Rectus Abdominis.” The separation occurs at the linea alba which is the tissue connecting your abs and r…



What is it? Blood flow restriction (BFR) training involves performing low intensity strength training while wearing a circumferential wrap (tourniquet, blood pressure cuff) to occlude venous blood flow, but not arterial blood flow, to working muscles (2);…



Concussions have been a hot topic in sports over the past decade and we have seen an increase in awareness and management at the pro level. Most major leagues now have concussion spotters who can pull athletes out of games for further testing if a concussi…



Piriformis syndrome is an uncommon form of lower back/buttock pain. Pain from low back/buttocks can travel to upper thighs or less often below the knee. Pain is produced or worsens on sitting or exertional activities such as running or playing sports such …



PRP What is it? Injection of autologous plasma meaning reinfusion of blood/blood components, thereby making inherently safe/free from transmissible diseases such as HIV and hepatitis Injection contains proteins to help blood clot as well as acting on he…



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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