Superior Exercise Therapy | Downtown Edmonton

“Instability signals the brain and nervous system to put the brakes on power output because it feels threatened. A lack of stability is threat to your nervous system.”
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Superior Exercise Therapy

Do you have a nagging injury that is not getting better? Are you looking to increase your sports performance?  Do you have neck pain caused by staring at a computer too long? Getting a superior exercise program designed by an Integral physiotherapist can help!

Therapeutic exercise is the specific retraining of a muscle or muscle group that has either been damaged through trauma, the “never fun” car accident, or simply not performing properly due to bad posture or poor stability. Sometimes referred to as muscle balance, the aim of therapeutic exercise is to restore the relative strength of the muscle to ensure proper support from active structures. Many people with pain have a muscle dysfunction; the aim of an Integral therapeutic exercise program is to maintain the correction provided by other techniques such as active release technique or intramuscular stimulation for the long term.

Exercise therapy can include:
  • Cardiovascular exercise, like biking or treadmill activity
  • Specific muscle strengthening
  • Specific muscle flexibility
  • Sport specific exercises
  • Practising patterns of movement to promote the order of muscle recruitment
  • Practising specific functional tasks in a safe, pain-free way
Tips for daily exercise:

 If you are deskbound:

 You may have tightened hamstrings, lower back and posterior neck pain. Be sure to take breaks to walk around to keep fluid from pooling in the legs and do some targeted stretching for your legs, back and neck. Stretches should always be pain-free and gentle.

If you spend a lot of time at the computer:

 Ensure your workstation is set up to promote proper posture. Correct postural alignment minimizes the amount of extra work your neck, shoulders and back do throughout the day. This in turn can decrease tension, eyestrain, headaches and upper back pain. You should also consider a stand-up desk as we believe in “standing up to a sit-down world.”

If you do a lot of walking/lifting:

 Take the time at the beginning of the day to warm up and stretch to avoid injury. If you are unsure about a task ask for assistance and approach new duties with caution until you know how your body will react.

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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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