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Covid-19 Update - March 21, 2020

Mar 21, 2020
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Active Physio Works continues to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting us locally, nationally and globally. Our ultimate goal remains safety for our patients, staff, contractors, facilities, families and the public at large. We continue …


Covid-19 Update - March 14, 2020

Mar 15, 2020
Posted by: News

We are closely monitoring the situation at this time and following all updates in regards to Covid-19. All of our clinic locations remain open including our Servus Place location. Our staff will be escorting patients to and from the entrance of Servus pla…



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 …


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