Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We are trained and experienced in helping clients recover from whiplash and other musculoskeletal injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents.
We consult with your physician and insurance provider and other health professionals as needed to ensure a safe and effective approach is charted for your care and recovery.
We will assess your injuries and provide the essential reports that may be required by your insurance provider in Alberta.
If you sustain workplace injuries, we are experienced in helping you heal and rehabilitate. We do this by working as a team with your physician and Workers’ Compensation Board representative to ensure that we help you heal and return to work as quickly as possible.
At the same time, we are skilled in assessing the physical demands needed to complete your workplace duties and we work with you to ensure that you do not risk re-injury during the healing process.
Family Physiotherapy Clinic in Edmonton also offers skills in work conditioning programs to provide you with a safe and graduated return to work if it is needed.
Family Physiotherapy treats members of the athletic community in Edmonton and surrounding areas through the various stages of recovery and rehabilitation after sports injuries.
We work with both recreational and semi-professional athletes to ensure that their injury does not keep them on the sidelines from the sport that they enjoy.
Our team of experienced physiotherapists, many of whom enjoy participating in sports themselves and a keen understanding of injuries related to specific sports, are dedicated to help athletes at every level to recover from their injury and return to their sport.
Our goal is to first initiate healing and reduce pain. Then we focus on education and strengthening to ensure that the injury does not become a recurring problem.
Members of our physiotherapy team at Family Physiotherapy Clinic in Edmonton are certified to provide acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medicine therapy that helps relieve many chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Through the repeated penetration of the skin using thin metallic needles, acupuncture helps to correct imbalances of flow at points close to the skin and relieve pain and stiffness.
This highly customized therapy allows us to work one-on-one with you as an individual and identify your problematic areas and then gently stimulate them with the needles.
Dry needling is a special procedure that helps reduce acute or chronic pain in clients who come to our Edmonton clinic. It works by reducing muscle tension, promoting healing and increasing your range of motion.
You may benefit from dry needling if you have neck, back and shoulder pain, arm pain, headaches, jaw pain, fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis of the joints or temporomandibular disorder, among several other conditions.
Dry Needling works because the needles are directed at the myofascial trigger points that cause and refer pain throughout the body. High concentrations of chemicals that cause pain can be found in these trigger points. When the needle is inserted, it helps to normalize these chemical levels and decrease muscle tension and pain.
Dry Needling is not like acupuncture other than the tool used to accomplish it.
Manual therapy is a method of treatment used by physiotherapists at Family Physiotherapy Clinic in Edmonton to treat musculoskeletal pain. It involves kneading and manipulating muscles as well as joint mobilization or manipulation.
In the process it helps reduce soft tissue inflammation, eases pain, and improves mobility in areas where movement is restricted. It effectively treats soft tissue injuries and helps clients regain their strength faster.
We combine manual therapy with an education component and prescribed exercises to be completed at home between clinic visits.
Family Physiotherapy Clinic – Massage Therapy Services of 7408-139th Avenue #G104 is a distinguished provider of massage therapy in North East Edmonton.
Our clients enjoy both physiological and psychological benefits from this therapy.
It relieves muscle tightness, stiffness, spasms, and restrictions while simultaneously increasing flexibility and range of motion. It improves blood circulation which nourishes your cells and improves waste elimination. Massage therapy also releases nerve compression such as sciatica and decreases muscle fatigue and soreness.
Psychological benefits include experiencing a sense of overall well-being, improved mental state, reduced mental stress and anxiety, and enhanced energy, vitality and body awareness.
All the registered Family Physiotherapy Clinic therapists providing massage therapy in North East Edmonton have had a minimum of 2,200 hours of training that includes theory on anatomy (body structures and their relationships) and physiology (body function), osteology (study of bones) and myology (study of muscles).
They are trained in orthopedic assessment and pathology (disease) as well as hours of hands-on learning. Our massage therapists in Edmonton are all required to participate in continuing education options through their massage associations.
While we offer a wide variety of modalities of massage therapy at our North East Edmonton clinic, we have a high demand and excellent results from our four main service offerings: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage, and lymphatic massage.
Swedish massage is a relaxing full body massage in which the therapist uses long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood flow returning to the heart.
Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia (connective tissue) and is effective in relieving chronic muscle pain. It uses a deeper pressure than Swedish massage and is more focused on releasing adhesions (knots).
Therapeutic massage is corrective and restorative and designed specifically to individual clients and their ailments. Overall it reduces stress and promotes healing.
Lymphatic massage increases the flow of lymph, which moves through the body in proximity to the circulatory system. Lymph vessels do not contain a pump like the heart. Instead they must rely on external compression from skeletal muscles to be circulated through the body. Lymph is part of the body’s immune system.
Other forms of massage therapy in Family Physiotherapy Clinic are adapted to assist the unique needs of each client.
Manipulation is a manual therapy technique that is made up of a continuum of skilled passive movements to the spine and related soft tissues that are applied at different speeds and amplitudes. The idea behind it is to restore full, painless joint function by these rhythmic, passive and repetitive movements.
Our physiotherapists are trained to deliver this treatment which we have found to be effective treating clients enduring sustained back pain.
Our qualified and licensed physiotherapists in Edmonton are familiar with how therapy can minimize the effects of surgery and help our clients return to their normal level of activity, flexibility and function as quickly as possible.
We are able to work as a team with your surgeon and physician to ensure you receive the most effective treatment plan for your specific circumstances.
Our customized care is designed to help you return to your full level of activity without risk of recurring injury.
As providers of physical therapy in Edmonton, we are familiar with how problems can occur with your temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your jaw or mandible to the temporal bones of your skull. These bones are located in front of each year.
TJM disorders can occur from a number of causes, and that is why your first visit will include a comprehensive assessment as we determine the problem associated with your unique symptoms.
Sometimes it can be from grinding teeth or clenching that occurs during the night or a problem of the disc between the ball and socket of the joint. In other instances, it is the result of a head trauma or whiplash. Even constant stress that prompts a person to repeatedly clench their teeth and tighten their facial muscles can cause issues.
Once we have identified the source of the issue, we use physiotherapy to treat your injury and prevent it from recurring.
The support and stability of athletic taping for muscles and joints enhances the body’s natural healing process.
Athletic taping is especially effective because it does not restrict the body’s normal range of motion and its natural soft tissue manipulation enhances the benefits of physical therapy.
It can also help to alleviate pain and encourage lymphatic drainage.
Problems within the balance system of your body can occur at any age and sometimes appear without warning, leaving clients dizzy or feeling a lack of balance. Left untreated, this can seriously impact a person’s quality of life. It can prohibit them from going about their normal daily activities and generate fear of going out alone.
Symptoms that might suggest vestibular therapy could be called for include frequent falls, inability to walk at a steady pace, imbalance, problems going up or down stairs and difficult walking on an uneven surface.
Our balance training and therapy can help avoid compounding difficulties associated with vestibular system issues.
Electrotherapy uses electrical signals to interfere with the transmission of neural pain signals to the brain. When conventional medicines are not effective, physiotherapists use this therapy to effectively slow down or distract the message from the nerve to the brain. It is a highly useful therapy that can also involve using electric current to speed tissue healing.
It is often used to help clients with arthritis, low back pain and nerve related pain.
It works by having a small electrical device deliver electrical impulses across your skin. The device is connected by wires that are placed on the skin in the area where the pain is being experienced. This allows a small, low-intensity electric charge to be passed across he area.