Treatment and Rehabilitation
We provide the most up-to-date assessment and treatment methods based on current evidence informed research and clinical practice. As well, our Registered Physiotherapists 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, we offer several specialized areas of physiotherapy.
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 increases degenerative conditions such as tendonitis and osteoarthritis. The goal of IMS treatment is to release muscle shortening, allowing you to get back to the activity you enjoy.
Several of the Running Injury Clinic’s physiotherapists have received postgraduate certifications from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and UBC Gunn IMS.
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. Several of our physiotherapists 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 our physiotherapist within 10 days to ensure appropriate assessment of your injuries.