Have you ever been told that your pain will go away with time? How about being told that chronic pain is a normal sign of aging? Are you left asking “why does my pain keep coming back?” Persistent pain is not normal!
Our St Albert physio team have helped thousands of people in of all ages get out of pain and back to the lifestyle they love. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are eight times less likely to develop chronic pain. Under the guidance of your physical therapist, you can get back to doing the things you love! Before you go out to buy more painkillers, here are six things to understand how physiotherapy can help you with your condition:
1. Physiotherapy, Chiropractic And Massage. What’s The Difference?
Physiotherapy involves a broad scope of practice that includes a combination of massage, exercises, manual therapy, and acupuncture. In contrast, chiropractic focuses on the use of spinal manipulations to treat your pain. Massage therapy involves a hands on treatment to soften tissues, thus restoring function, relieving pain, and decreasing muscle tension. A good healthcare professional will create a treatment plan that includes all three professionals to help you boost up your recovery times.
2. How Can Physiotherapy Help Me?
Stop being frustrated with your injury and start living pain free. At pt Health Sturgeon Valley Physiotherapy, our leading physiotherapists take a holistic approach when treating your pain. We believe in getting the right result the first time, so you can get back to doing the things you love without the threat of re-injury. We can help you restore your mobility, function, and confidence. During your treatments, our physiotherapists will:
- Assess, diagnose and treat mobility issues and symptoms caused by injury, aging, disabilities or illnesses.
- Create an individually customized treatment plan that helps you restore, maintain and maximize movement, flexibility and physical independence.
- Educate you on how to reduce pain, and manage chronic symptoms.
- Help you understand what’s causing your pain.
- Manage any pain you might be experiencing.
- Teach you how to improve your general well-being, and avoid recurring injuries.
3. Why Choose Physiotherapy at our St Albert clinic?
At pt Health Sturgeon Valley, we provide a unique circle of care approach to supporting you in your journey towards rehabilitation, injury prevention and achieving optimal health. We have a team of experts who are your very own circle of care. Imagine yourself at the center of the circle. Now Imagine a team of healthcare professionals around you, listening to you, communicating with each other and working together to ensure that you get the best possible care. With a hands on one-on-one personalized approach, we work with your doctor and massage therapist to help you achieve your goals and get back where you want to be again. Every member of your care team plays a critical role and brings vital expertise to the circle, however, the most important member is you. You are the expert in YOU. You know about your history, your family, your preferences and your needs. By listening to you, we ensure that you get the care you need, so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible. Our clinic in St Albert has helped over 12,420 patients since 1992. Get pain relief and start feeling better today!
4. What Therapeutic Options Are Available?
Our circle of care approach brings together an entire team of health experts, with the physiotherapist as the “symphony conductor” in the clinic, integrating treatments including:
- Ergonomic assessment
- Graston Technique
- Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)
- Manual Therapy
- McKenzie Method
- Myofascial release
- Pain management
- Pelvic floor therapy
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
- Therapeutic Exercises to restore strength and mobility
- Ultrasound, laser, electrical muscle stimulation, heat and ice
- Urinary incontinence
- Vestibular rehabilitation
5. A Customized Treatment Designed Just For You
Because every patient is unique, and every pain is different, physiotherapy does not follow a one-size-fits-all treatment approach. At pt Health Sturgeon Valley, we have over 52 combined years of clinical experience, and evidence-based practice to get to the root cause of your problem. Our expert physiotherapists will develop a customized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle, meets your goals, and maximizes treatment benefits. The individually customized treatment plan will help you restore flexibility, movement and physical independence. Our physiotherapists will get you moving and keep you moving!
6. A Good Physiotherapist Can Work Wonders
Just like any profession there are ‘good’ physiotherapist and ‘bad’ physiotherapist. At pt Health Sturgeon Valley, we think our physiotherapists are pretty awesome, here are four reasons why:
Physiotherapists are involved and behind most of the research done in manual therapy, exercise and pain science. Under the care of our physiotherapists, you can be confident that the treatment techniques and technology have been thoroughly researched and will continue to be scrutinized to bring you the best and most effective care.
We take pride in our profession. We will do our absolute best to help you reach your goals. Under our circle of care approach, if we feel another professional could help assist in this journey, we will work with them and design an integrated treatment plan to ensure that you get the best possible care.
- Variety of Skills
Our physiotherapists have access to a multitude of professional development courses and opportunities to broaden their skills sets. From joint manipulation to soft tissue release, acupuncture and dry needling, exercise prescription to pain science, the list goes on. We have well-rounded physiotherapists that have one of the largest skill sets out there who can help you achieve your goals.
With over 23 years serving the St. Albert and Edmonton community, it’s our passion and pride to helping you feel better that drive our continued efforts to improve ourselves and our profession.