Our physiotherapy treatments and assessments begin with a therapist screening patients for conditions which may require a medical doctor’s attention and making appropriate referrals if needed. Once these conditions are ruled out, our physiotherapists proceed with a comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal assessment which evaluates nerves, muscles, bones, ligaments and other associated tissues. This includes an examination of injured body parts or areas of concern, as well as how it relates to the whole body. It is essential that we perform a detailed assessment in order to make a diagnosis and/or develop the right treatment plan for you. Your initial appointment in our Red Deer clinic will include an assessment and your first treatment.
Examples of neuromusculoskeletal injuries include:
- Ligament sprain
- Muscle strain
- Overuse injuries (ie. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, “Tennis Elbow” and running injuries)
- Joint dislocations
- Sporting injuries
- Neck and back issues
- Pelvic dysfunction
- TMJ/Jaw “locking”/dysfunction
- Joint replacement surgeries
- Arthritic conditions
- Chronic pain
Contact our clinic in Red Deer to arrange an assessment and we can start your physio treatment.
We empower our patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation and recovery process. Research shows that this increases patient success, long term results, and prevents injury recurrence. Exercises typically focus on restoring or improving mobility, muscle recruitment, and strength, while correcting muscle imbalance and postural control. Each program is individually tailored to your needs, goals and personal preferences.
We believe in a very hands-on approach to physiotherapy. Our therapists are well trained in manual techniques which help to optimize our body’s natural healing processes after injury and/or retrain the body to use better, or more efficient, movement strategies. These include soft tissue mobilization or myofascial release, joint mobilization or manipulation and trigger point or functional dry needling.
SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION/ MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
Soft tissue mobilization or myofascial release are hands-on techniques used to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. These techniques are used to optimize the mobility and function of the body. They may include applying pressure to trigger points, frictioning tendons, stretching muscles, or stripping fascia. Depending on the technique, it may be mildly uncomfortable but is very effective.