If you are looking for NE Calgary Physiotherapy care, our Clinic is here to help! Whether you are experiencing chronic pain from a lingering ailment, or acute pain from a recent injury or accident, our Physiotherapists and Wellness Team at Max Physiotherapy have one goal in mind, and that’s helping you live a pain-free life.
What is Physiotherapy
Simply put, Physiotherapy treatment helps people who are affected by injury, illness, over-use, or age-related changes through the use of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education, and health and wellness advice. Physiotherapists are highly trained medical professionals who specialize in restoring movement and physical function through various manual therapies, mechanical/electrical devices, and therapeutic exercise. A significant part of a physiotherapist’s job involves educating patients so they can properly perform home exercises and prevent further injury.
You can access physiotherapy without a doctor’s referral, and physiotherapists are a vital part of Max Physiotherapy’s multidisciplinary team. Our experienced Physiotherapists will incorporate a combination of the most up-to-date and effective therapies, specially tailored to get you better faster.
What are some conditions commonly treated by a physiotherapist?
- Headaches and migraines
- Joint pain and discomfort
- Body aches
- Neck pain
- Lower back and hip pain
- Soft tissue injuries, including common muscle strains/tears and tendon/ligament sprains, bursitis and tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and shin splints
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome
- TMJ disorders and pain
- Limited Mobility
- Recovery from injuries (eg. whiplash, falls, sports injuries, car accidents)
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstring, glutei, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboid, upper back
- Piriformis syndrome
- Muscle tension or spasm
- Pain after exercise
- Pain after or during every activity
- Chronic pain after injury or surgery
- Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
- Degenerative conditions including degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis
What to Expect Your First Physiotherapy Appointment?
All initial appointments at Max Physiotherapy begin with an assessment of your condition. This involves a review of your medical history, as well as a neuromusculoskeletal physical examination. By discussing your medical history with you, we are able to verify your symptoms and better evaluate your condition in order to develop an effective treatment plan.
The goals of the assessment are to:
- Find the source of your pain/complaint, and determine the structures that are contributory
- Produce a working diagnosis which will guide your plan of care
- Develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on the findings of the assessment and tailor it to build your individual goals and expectation
For your initial assessment, it is best to wear loose and comfortable clothing such as shorts and a tank top. These allow for freedom of movement, which in turn allows the therapist to accurately identify faulty mechanics.
What to Expect During A Physiotherapy Treatment?
To ensure further damage is not caused while waiting for muscles and bones to recover from injury, physiotherapy often relies on patience and refrained forms of treatment. Physiotherapists use a combination of various interventions to promote healing and ease the pain. Electrotherapeutic agents such as ultrasound, TENS, Interferential, and NMES use sound waves or electrical current to reduce pain and muscle spasm, promote blood flow, and speed up the recovery process. Heat and cold are applied to decrease swelling and alleviate pain and restore mobility to tissues.
What is Involved in Max Physiotherapy’s ‘Hands-on’ Approach?
Manual Therapy techniques are at the core of our “hands-on” approach and can include spinal and peripheral joint mobilization or manipulation. Manual therapy may also include massage, stretching, mobilization, or manipulation of soft tissue including muscle, tendon, ligament, and fascia. No physiotherapy treatment is complete without a personalized exercise program designed to restore strength, endurance, and flexibility of your tissues.
At Max Physiotherapy, we work hard to help our patients stay informed about their condition and treatment options. Our commitment to patient education is often the key element in your therapy success.
Learn More About Physical Rehabilitation at Max Physiotherapy!
By combining physiotherapy treatment with other services at Max Physiotherapy, we can offer you a full-service clinic to help treat your injuries and get you moving again!