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Physiotherapy: What to expect...
Your physiotherapist will perform an initial assessment to help diagnose your condition and will provide thorough education to help you understand your diagnosis. Your treatment will likely consist of manual or hands-on therapy as well as an individualized therapeutic exercise program tailored to specifically meet your needs.
Our physiotherapists have extensive training in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions to assist you in achieving your individual goals. The following are some specific examples of conditions we commonly treat. If you have any of the following, we can help.
- Motor Vehicle Accident injuries (MVA)
- Work-related and occupational injuries (WCB)
- Sporting injuries
- Pelvic Health conditions
- Neck and back pain/ SI joint dysfunction
- Joint sprains/strains
- Ligament, tendon and muscle injury
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Joint dislocation
- Increased risk of falls
- Overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, running injuries
- Chronic pain
- Arthritic conditions
- TMJ (jaw) pain
- Balance and mobility deficits resulting from neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, ALS, stroke
- Pediatric conditions including torticollis, developmental delay and neurological conditions
We also perform assessments of your running technique, including gait analysis, biomechanical assessment and running shoe evaluation and prescription.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Sylvan Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic is pleased to offer Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. We offer services in a private, professional setting that allows you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Pelvic floor dysfunction can look quite different for each person and can be very embarrassing, isolating, and uncomfortable. But you are not alone. Our goal is to bring the latest literature in combination with our specialized therapist to bring you the most innovative ways to improve your function.
What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
Pelvic health is a specialized type of physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in your pelvis that support your organs against gravity. They help control your bowel and bladder function, stabilize the spine and pelvis as well as play an important role in sexual activity.
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Massage Therapy can provide numerous benefits including improving and maintaining overall health and wellness. Massage can relax tight muscle tissue, which can lead to a decrease in nerve and joint compression and improve range of motion. This can help to relieve and/or eliminate your aches and pains. Our Registered Massage Therapist currently offers Traditional Swedish Massage, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal massage techniques.
Traditional Swedish massage
Traditional Swedish massage is the foundation to most massages; it is best known for the basic strokes of Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction and Tapotement. Your therapist will use long, soft gliding strokes that will contour the body. Swedish massage strokes help to increase circulation and promote a state of relaxation.
Therapeutic massage is used for both relaxation as well as remedial massage. The massage therapist puts the client in a relaxed state while working out some of the muscle issues a person may be experiencing. This type of massage is used to relieve pain, and maintain wellness of the muscles.
Deep tissue massage is when the therapist will focus mainly on one troubled area. Sustained pressure and deep, slow strokes will be used by the therapist. Deep tissue massage helps to break up scar tissue that can form after an injury or strain, which can help promote healing, increased range of motion and general wellness of your muscles.
There are many benefits to prenatal massage; it is known to decrease stress, reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression as well as maintain muscle wellness throughout your pregnancy. Prenatal massage addresses the discomfort pregnant women may experience due to hormonal changes throughout pregnancy. The therapist uses a light stroke called effleurage which will put a client in a relaxed state. Effleurage is known to help relieve some tension the client may have however the therapist is unable to apply a lot of pressure during a prenatal massage.