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April 25, 2022
What is a Passive Physiotherapy Treatment, and Does it Work?
When you visit a physiotherapist, you can expect to receive safe and effective treatment that is supported by research. A physiotherapy care plan may include a variety of treatments including exercises, hands-on therapy and the use of various machines, sometimes referred to as passive physiotherapy.
April 25, 2022
How Your Thoughts Affect Recovery
Whether you're recovering from an injury or managing a chronic condition, an often overlooked factor is the role of attitudes and beliefs in your ability to improve. Our attitudes and beliefs factor into everything from our individual experience of pain, to our ability to manage long-standing health conditions.
April 25, 2022
Getting Better Results from Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists work with people of varying ages and with a wide variety of health impairments and conditions. As highly educated health professionals, physiotherapists have advanced knowledge of how the body moves and what stops it from moving. A physiotherapist can help you maintain your quality of life and improve your ability to function.
April 25, 2022
5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is a diverse profession. There are roughly 3000 Physiotherapists working in Alberta in settings as varied as schools, intensive care units, private clinics and your own home. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages, helping to manage many health conditions, illnesses or injuries.
April 25, 2022
What to Know When Getting Treated by a Physiotherapist Intern
When searching for a physiotherapist, you may notice that some are listed as being on the Provisional Register. Similarly, when showing up for or scheduling your physiotherapy appointment, you may be provided with the option of seeing a physiotherapist intern. When you are considering seeing a physiotherapist intern on the Provisional Register, it's important to understand what that means.
April 25, 2022
Why Can’t We Be Friends? Social Media and Physiotherapy Practice
Social media has been around for less than 20 years, yet its impact on society in that time span has been significant. People from around the world and from all walks of life use platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and countless others to stay connected with friends and family, share silly cat videos, and more. Increasingly, social media is used by businesses and professionals to market their services.
April 25, 2022
Telerehabilitation: What Patients Should Know
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals and patients alike shifted to virtual care in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. However, virtual services, or telerehabilitation as it is often referred to in physiotherapy, existed long before the pandemic.
April 25, 2022
Choose Wisely: Do You Really Need an X-ray?
Choosing Wisely Alberta is part of a Canadian movement to help patients, physicians, and other health-care providers engage in conversations about tests, treatments, and procedures that have been identified as being of low or no value to inform patient-care decisions.
April 8, 2022
Understanding Dry Needling Risks and Consent
Now that we have talked about the potential adverse events that can occur during an acupuncture or dry needling treatment, let’s talk about what you should expect if any of these occur while you are receiving treatment.
Feb. 11, 2022
Finding a Regulated Physiotherapist in Alberta
Sometimes it can be challenging to find a health professional to help you when you need one. Is there someone located close to home or work? Are they regulated? Do they have a valid practice permit? Do they have any additional qualifications? What’s their complaint history? The goal of this article is to provide you with some context and information to aide you in navigating the world of referrals, social media, word of mouth and advertising, helping you to find a physiotherapist to help you on your health-care journey!

Page updated: 25/04/2022