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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy CalgaryAt Active Health Physiotherapy, your pain relief, health , and return to normal function is our number one priority. We pride ourselves on professional one on one care. In most cases you will have one therapist work with you from your examination to through full recovery.

What to expect:

In your first visit you will receive a thorough examination of your problem. We will provide some initial relief treatment, this will include heat, cold, ultra sound , manual therapy and exercises.

On subsequent visits we will help educate you on your condition, what you can do to speed recovery and give you an exercise plan to prevent recurrence of the condition.

Physiotherapy is effective in treatment of headaches, back pain, neck pain, knee injuries, ankle and foot pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica, disc injuries, reduced range of motion, groin injuries and chronic pain.

Stretching

Stretching is a very effective treatment for chronic neck and extremity pain and stiffness.

Pre Activity Stretching

Pre activity stretching should be done approximately 15 minutes prior to a sport or activity such as skiing, golf, soccer, hockey tennis running, etc. With pre activity stretching we want to hold a light stretch for no more than 10 seconds and repeat 5 times. This is commonly done with the calves, quads, hamstring and gluteal muscles and groin.

Post Activity Stretching

In post activity stretching we want to actually change the elasticity of the muscles and connective tissue over time. These changes will occur over 6 months and on. With this type of stretching we want to hold a gentle stretch for 1 minute to 2 minutes and repeat 4 to 6 times in each muscle. This is best done in the evening or before bed. Measure your improvement and expect changes every 4 weeks.

Stretching is very important in preventing running, tennis, swimming, hockey and soccer injuries.

Foam Rolling

Foam rollers are very effective in helping restore and maintain muscle flexibility and range of motion. A 6 inch diameter foam roller usually works best. To roll you lay down on your side with the roller under your hip or quad muscle. Move up and down approximately 3 inches over the sore, tight area for approximately 30 seconds. Do this once per day for 4 minutes each side.