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How Can Physiotherapy Help Your Athletic Performance?
Posted on: September 20th, 2018 by Bradley Green

If you’ve ever had an injury keep you away from what you love to do or from achieving your athletic goals, you’ll want to know what physiotherapy can do to help (hint:  quite a bit.  It’s kind of what we do).  Throughout my years of competing in various sports, I have learned a lot about […]

Waiting for joint surgery? Stop waiting, and start rehabbing.
Posted on: September 11th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Why does our system think it’s OK to wait 14 months for joint surgery? The Alberta healthcare system provides excellent and timely care for life-threatening conditions.  A sore knee or hip is considered not life-threatening, and therefore you get thrown in the queue to wait for joint surgery. What if that sore knee stops you […]

Physiotherapy Specialists – helping get the diagnosis right.
Posted on: August 1st, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Currently in Canada, there are less than 50 certified Physiotherapy Clinical Specialists.  I qualified as a specialist in bone, muscle and joint disorders in 2013, and my partner Cory Choma qualified as a pain management specialist in 2015.  We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of most types of pain and injury.  It’s not unusual […]

5 Steps to Get the Treatment You Need Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
Posted on: July 30th, 2018 by Emily Behnke

A motor vehicle accident (MVA) can be challenging and stressful. It is easy to become overwhelmed dealing with insurance adjusters, arranging vehicle repairs, and thinking about the financial strain – not to mention the emotional and physical pain. Fortunately, help is available. If you follow these basic steps, seeking treatment will give you the pain […]

Step up…PRP Now Recommended For Osteoarthritis
Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

If you’re a young adult with hip or knee arthritis, you know how limited your treatment options can be. When weight management, physiotherapy and medications don’t provide relief, you may be required to wait until age 65 to qualify for a joint replacement. The time between non-surgical treatment failure and the time when patients qualify for a joint replacement is often referred to by doctors as the “treatment gap“.  Now, thanks to a new […]

Treatment for back/neck pain – how do I know what works?
Posted on: July 12th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Do you have persistent neck or back pain, and are frustrated that it is hanging around too long, like a bad houseguest?  At CSA we provide a variety of different types of treatment specific to the diagnosis that you have, and that can be different for everyone.  Lots of my patients have found that a […]

Jumping Injuries and Knee Pain
Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by Zackary Yaremko

I don’t play competitive basketball or volleyball anymore, but there was a time when I wanted to give up sports or take a year off because of the knee pain I experienced.  Most of the pain came from a jumping injury. Jumping is an activity that a variety of athletes perform.  It requires a great […]

Chiro VS Physio: The Longstanding Battle
Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by Stephanie Imeson

Patients always ask, which would be better for me: chiropractic or physiotherapy? In my experience, the best answer is usually both! Chiropractic and physiotherapy are both disciplines of manual therapy. This means that they use their hands to get joints moving, help muscles relax, and improve your overall function and well being. People don’t often […]

I Feel Your Back Pain
Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

Back pain can be annoying and even debilitating. I know because I’ve been there. Over 25 years ago, I fell off a horse and broke my back. That was the beginning of my several year challenge with back pain. The next year, I got bucked off again – and this time I broke my pelvis. And […]

Groin and hip pain? It’s rarely “tight hip flexors”!
Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Groin and hip pain You’ve got that nagging pain in the front of your hip.  It’s sort of in the groin region, but a bit more in front.  When you sit, it’s basically somewhere along the fold your skin makes between your leg and your lower belly.  It’s been there for months, really, when you […]

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