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Active Physio Works is proud to support the Warm Hands Warm Hearts Community Run. The event is looking for donations including: New or gently used: (FILLING A BACKPACK IS IDEAL) Winter wear such as Backpacks, Toques, Ear Warmers, Headbands, Mitts/Gloves…

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Category: News

Please note, our clinics will be closed on Monday, November 12 in lieu of Remembrance Day.     Our Active Physio Works Servus Place location will be open on Saturday, November 10 from 8am-12pm. We will be open on Tuesday, November 13 at 7am-8:30pm. T…

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Last blog I talked about how pain is defined and the evolution of the definition over time. Nociception is different then pain. Simplistically nocioceptors are high threshold receptors that only detect the potential of danger. They do not give you pain on…

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Category: Events

Active Physio Works is proud to present the St. Albert Road Race presented hitting the streets of St. Albert on Sunday, April 28.Featuring the historic 10 Miler, 10km, 5km & the St. Albert Kids 1km Fun Run.Register now! Sign up to volunteer for the St…

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Hey, remember me, I was all about us getting fit while the kids headed back to school. I had a plan and we were going to get going about 2 weeks ago. So I took more time to choose an app then I had planned, that is the short version. I had to try the apps …

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Forward Fold Stretch

Sep 19, 2018

Category: Mark Ellis, RMT

Sometimes I wish there was just one exercise or stretch I could do daily, that would act as a catch-all.  It would relieve tension, stretch muscles, and leave my body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. There isn't such a thing, unfortunately, but I have wo…

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Tags : stretching

The Knot

Sep 18, 2018

Category: Mark Ellis, RMT

If you have any kind of job that involves sitting, then chances are you have experienced that "knot".  The one that feels like it sits right under your shoulder blade, achy, burning and sore! You try to take a break and work it out but it doesn't budge. …

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Tags : back pain


Two years ago I wrote about my fitness journey doing a 90day program. Like most people, I struggle with juggling the demands of work and family life with trying to find some time for myself and my health. I wanted to demonstrate how someone can make a comm…

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Pelvic health is a specialty of physiotherapy that addresses the muscles of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is very important and often is not assessed or treated in traditional physical therapy. The pelvic floor has many functions including: Prov…

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Thank you to Mike Sobel & Global Edmonton for having James Dean, PT, BScPT and Tyler Gamblin, PT, MScPT on this morning to discuss how Physiotherapy can help manage vertigo and its symptoms.   To book an appointment for vestibular rehabilitation, cal…

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