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ADAM GIESBRECHT

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Three E’s set Adam apart in his practice: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE. Adam’s first clinical nickname was “wild man” (he has the flask to prove it) because he is willing to do whatever it takes to help his clients get their health on track and live their lives to the fullest.

Numerous sport-related injuries have landed Adam on several physiotherapy tables over the years and really driven home the importance of integrating great treatment techniques with an unforgettable experience. Adam knows the importance of providing effective rehabilitation and returning to activity as soon as possible.

Adam’s focus is unwaveringly on the needs of his clients. He brings a contagious enthusiasm and energy to the clinic each and every day, which translates into memorable treatments. He has found his best outcomes result from treatment focused on education and exercise, often augmented with manual therapy, active release technique and dry needling techniques such as IMS and acupuncture.

It is often said that active people make the best physiotherapists, and Adam is more than qualified in this regard. Adam grew up playing a wide variety of sports from hockey to baseball to golf. If he is not in the clinic or playing with his two amazing daughters you will most likely find Adam mountain biking, running, in the gym or playing hockey.

When it comes to working with clients, Adam is thorough, fun and highly engaged. Adam loves hearing client’s remark, “Physiotherapy did not work for me in the past,” and diligently working to change their perception and get them better!

Adam’s favourite conditions to treat include post-surgical recovery, chronic pain, and sports-related injuries, such as:

  • Sciatic Nerve Pain
  • Headaches
  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Concussions
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Education & Experience

  • The Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada, Part A – 2004
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta – 2005
  • The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute – 2006
  • Mulligan Concept, Upper Quadrant – 2007
  • Gokavi Transverse Technique – 2007
  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Alberta – 2010
  • Swodeam Institute, Peripheral Manipulation, – 2012
  • Swodeam Institute, Spinal Manipulation – 2014
  • Swodeam Institute, Series 2: Upper and Lower Quadrant – 2015
  • Active Release Technique, Spine – 2012
  • Active Release Technique, Lower Extremity – 2013
  • Active Release Technique, Upper Extremity – 2014
  • Active Release Technique, Full Body – 2014
  • Active Release Technique, Long Tract Nerve Entrapments – 2014
  • Gunn IMS, University of British Columbia – 2013
  • Concussion Rehab Works, Concussion Management – 2014
  • Linda-Joy International, The Thorax – 2015
  • Linda-Joy International, The Sports Pelvis & Hip – 2016
  • Shift Concussion Management Program – 2016
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Level 1 – 2017
  • Concussion: What about the neck? – 2017
  • Graston Technique – 2018

Fun Facts

What is your favourite movie?
It is so tough to name just one favourite movie but my top three would definitely include Goodwill Hunting, Old School & The Departed.

What is your favourite book?
I consider myself a closest nerd and love reading. Some of my favourite books include:

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tarrt
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

What is your favourite TV show?
I love watching TV, especially sports. Some of my personal favourite shows include: Hockey Night in Canada, Sunday NFL Countdown, Peaky Blinders, Banshee, Game of Thrones, and The Leftovers.

What is your clinic nickname?
Supple Leopard, Wild-Man

What are your favourite sport and outdoor activities?
I grew up in the small Northern Alberta community of Slave Lake where hockey was a way of life. These days I enjoy watching football, hockey, March Madness and golf. I also enjoy getting out on my mountain bike in the River Valley and ripping up the slopes downhill skiing.

What is your favourite blizzard flavour?
Definitely, Skor.


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Testimonial

FUN, FRIENDLY AND PHENOMENAL…

Those are the three words that best describe the treatment you will get from Adam. Adam is a genius when it comes to physiotherapy!

I would highly recommend Adam to anyone with any type of skeletal problems such as those I had exhibited. He is very thorough and very knowledgeable…and he gets results!!

Jade is the best! She kept me safe while recovering from a back injury and working full time. I found she was really great at adapting exercises and treatment to my pain level.

It is easy to see that Adam loves his job and genuinely wants to help his patients. He brings a sense of humor and a huge amount of knowledge to his work. I would recommend Adam to anyone looking for a great physiotherapist.

Jade in particular was an exemplary PT with an unprecedented aptitude for combining treatment with compassion. It’s rare to see someone so passionate and so dedicated to delivering exceptional care every single day. I would certainly recommend her services to newcomers because she explains the etiology of injuries well and works hard to facilitate recovery during sessions and offers good advice to work on after the session is complete.

Thank you Adam, you are the most educated professional I have ever worked with and without your help and teamwork, my members would not be able to sustain the quality of life that they deserve!

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