Vivian graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2010. She moved to Calgary and has worked with PT Health since January of 2011. Vivian has a large focus on assessing and treating the body as a whole. She has advanced training in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), therapeutic taping, fire-glass cupping,…Read More...
Let our physiotherapists get you back to your everyday!
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy or “physical therapy” is a regulated healthcare profession and the terms physiotherapist and “physical therapist” are interchangeable. Our physiotherapists are highly trained at assessment and creating individualized treatment plans specific for each patient be it of the nerves, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons and the injuries, diseases, or disabilities associated with these anatomical structures.
In a nutshell, physiotherapists can get you moving. We are trained to help people in a one-on-one approach to health and treatment to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, movement and function. Our physiotherapists also take an integrated team approach and are specialized with hands-on techniques to help alleviate pain and restore movement.
Exercise is the treatment that physiotherapists are most known for and is what consistently produces the best outcomes in research. Therapeutic exercise is what physiotherapists are experts at prescribing and is a staple health care treatment plan. When appropriate, our physiotherapists use many different hands-on techniques and intramuscular stimulation (IMS) in addition to therapeutic exercise. These specialized techniques can produce amazing improvements in pain, mobility, and function and can make it easier to perform therapeutic exercise.
How can physio help me?
We could go on for days about this. Here is a shortlist:
- Improve mobility
- Improve strength
- Help you breath easier
- Reduce pain
- Reduce pain and restore normal mobility in orthopedic conditions
- Neurological conditions
- Migraine headaches
- Prevent and injury management(e.g. sports injuries, shoulder injuries, occupational injuries, neck injuries, muscle injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries)
- Increase activity level
- Help with long term disability conditions
The list could go on. But the end goal of all of the above is pain relief, injury prevention, help you get back to your daily activities and improve your quality of life!
I have had physiotherapy before, and it didn’t work. Why choose Maximum Potential NW Calgary?
We hear this a lot. First of all, physiotherapy has changed a lot in the past decade (or two). You may be surprised by what you see now. Secondly (and most importantly), physiotherapy is not the same everywhere you go.
Although we wish that some things were consistent throughout the profession, diversity is a good thing! We highly recommend that you give physiotherapy another try. Just about every week we hear someone talk about how our clinic changed their perception (in a positive way) of physiotherapy.
January graduated from University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education. After a year working as a kinesiologist, she completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2013. Having realized that being able to see and experience the mountains were an integral part of her well-being, she returned to Alberta….Read More...
Jessica came to Physiotherapy by way of Veterinary Sciences. As a Veterinary Nurse (Animal Health Technician), she was inspired by the remarkable outcomes she was seeing in my four-legged patients who received physiotherapy. Her desire to learn more motivated me to return to school. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from…Read More...
Matt graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta after completing an undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Originally from the Okanagan, Matt was drawn to the mountains in Alberta to pursue competitive cross-country skiing, staying in Alberta to pursue his education. Matt grew up playing…Read More...
Gloria graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Kinesiology before completing her MSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. Since graduating, Gloria has completed additional training in a variety of manual therapy techniques and is level 2 certified in functional dry needling/IMS. In addition, Gloria has a special interest in prevention…Read More...
Physiotherapy or a chiropractic, which one is right for me?
The good news is we offer a multitude of services with many years of clinical experience in this field. But, if you want to see a chiropractor you can visit our other clinic in Royal Oak, in case you're wondering! This way you can see both if you want. There is no black and white answer for this because it depends more on who you're seeing and not the profession. There is great overlap between the two professions.
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If you're really undecided and need help figuring it out, please contact us and we should be able to help make your decision easier.
What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS treatment)? Do you ever have a muscle that is tight and painful? Does it feel better with massage, but it…Read More