Vivian graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2010. She moved to Calgary and has worked in private practice in Calgary since January of 2011 (Maximum Potential Physiotherapy since 2013 and Country Hills Physiotherapy since 2016). Vivian has a large focus on assessing and treating the body as a…Read More...
What is therapeutic exercise?
Physiotherapists are most well known for exercise prescription and it is well established that therapeutic exercise is the best for you if you’re looking for a health care treatment with long term results and better quality of life! Therapeutic exercise is the intentional performance of specific movements for the purposes of improving health and function of bodily systems. “Bodily systems” is quite broad for good reason; therapeutic exercise therapy has positive effects on all bodily systems. Whether you sprained your ankle or suffer from anxiety and depression, therapeutic exercise can help you achieve the healthy lifestyle you always desired!
I have health condition(s) and I’m worried that exercise may be too difficult for me, or completely contraindicated.
Don’t worry, first of all, with vast clinical experience in patient care, we know all of the contraindications to exercise therapy. As long as you provide our health care professionals with your medical history, we have you covered! Second of all, in the form of health care, we provide therapeutic exercises that are simpler than you may think and there are exercises that nearly everyone can do. What type of strength exercises we give you and its parameters totally depend on the status of your injury, your current fitness level, your health history and much more. Our physiotherapists perform a thorough assessment to determine the proper exercises for you. And if you have any questions, please just ask us!
I’ve had exercise therapy from a physiotherapist in the past and it didn’t work. Why would I do it now?
Try not to paint all exercise with the same brush! What happened in the past could have been a failure for a number of reasons. Based on our experience, sometimes exercise programs go wrong because the wrong exercises were being prescribed or the exercise parameters were not appropriate. Sometimes too much at the wrong time can actually make you feel worse.
At Maximum Potential NW Calgary appointments, our experts provide exercise activities and level of care tailored to the current situation, and progress as you progress through your pain recovery. We also combine other techniques like therapeutic relaxation massages and manual therapy so you can experience your most exceptional health care journey with us!
Physiotherapy exercise is boring! Can I sign-up for a bootcamp or something else?
We encourage all physical activity but if you’re injured, it is important to have a plan. You need to know what exercises are safe to do without regression in your injury status. You also need to know which exercises to focus on to correct your imbalances. We recommend that you talk to your physiotherapist and develop a plan to proceed with whatever exercises programs you want to do. Also, we think that you should check out PhysioYoga , which we have at our clinic. PhysioYoga is the best way to integrate your physiotherapy assessment with a comprehensive exercise therapy program that you can do at home and in our clinic.
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...
Brittney is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program from the University of Alberta. Prior to her graduate studies, Brittney completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. During her Master’s degree, Brittney completed additional courses…Read More...
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