3D GAIT ANALYSIS
Developed at the University of Calgary, this is the most accurate and scientific analysis available in the world. I use 6 infrared high speed cameras that each collect 200 frames of data every second and track the movement of 24 retroreflective markers placed on your pelvis, legs, and feet. I then analyze 36,000 frames of data and compile a 3D “stick-figure” of your running biomechanics by performing 6119 different calculations in 9.56 seconds. The end result is an individualized report pinpointing the root cause of your injury and what needs to be done to prevent and rehabilitate from the injury. I offer two different 3D Gait Analysis services:
Full 3D Gait Analysis
The Full 3D Gait Analysis involves a comprehensive 3-dimensional analysis of your running and/or walking biomechanics and how your gait mechanics are related to scientific measures of anatomical structure, flexibility, and strength. A comprehensive and individualized report is generated and specific, evidence-based recommendations are made to help resolve your pain and symptoms. All measurements, analyses, and report generation will be done over a two-hour visit. This type of assessment also includes one follow up to ensure you are meeting your goals. This is a perfect assessment for identifying your weaknesses during the off season or injury prevention as well as for individuals coming from out of town.
3D Gait Analysis WITH A PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMEnt
I provide a state-of-the-art scientific 3D biomechanical report of your gait (walking or running) biomechanics. This report gives you the most scientific and accurate assessment of your gait mechanics and is combined with a clinical assessment related to your specific injury. This is a one hour appointment and is appropriate when you are currently injured.
For both treatment and rehabilitation, I provide the most up-to-date assessment and treatment methods based on current evidence informed research and clinical practice. As well, as a Registered Physiotherapist I have significant experience and specific post-graduate training to provide you with appropriate and accurate treatment and information regarding your injury. Along with traditional treatment techniques, I am certified in several specialized areas such as:
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid stainless steel needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. Acupuncture is used to reduce or relieve pain and improve function of the affected areas of the body. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.
Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)
IMS treats chronic neuropathic pain, which can include conditions such as headaches, whiplash, backache, tennis elbow or frozen shoulder. These types of injuries are caused by muscle shortening, brought on by muscle spasms and contractions. This shortening pulls on tendons, straining them and distressing the joints they move, which causes extreme discomfort and pain. It also improves degenerative conditions such as tendonitis and osteoarthritis. The goal of IMS treatment is to release muscle shortening and reduce pain allowing you to get back to the activity you enjoy.
Members of the Canadian Forces are entitled to physiotherapy and massage therapy once they have received a recommendation from their appropriate military medial doctor. Treatment will be directly billed to Alberta Blue Cross. I have significant experience assessing and treating the unique types of injuries member of the Canadian Forces experience.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Following injury, physiotherapy plays an important role in early pain management, realistic goal setting for return to work, family life and recreation, and education to alleviate anxiety associated with pain and return to function. Neck injury, or Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) is the most common injury following motor vehicle accident.
In Alberta, the automobile insurance industry provides clear guidelines for reporting injury related to motor vehicle accidents and timely access to treatment. Early treatment of soft tissue injuries is the key to promoting recovery and return to pre accident levels of comfort and function. It is important to contact a physiotherapist or your medical doctor within 10 days to ensure appropriate assessment of your injuries.