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Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Posted on: July 16th, 2018 No Comments

What should you do when a muscle is tight and causing you pain? Poke it with a needle of course! What is IMS? IMS, or Intramuscular Stimulation, is a dry needling method developed by Canadian physician Dr. Chan Gunn in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into “trigger points” in the muscle. These trigger points […]

Shockwave Therapy: Sound waves healing tissues
Posted on: July 9th, 2018 No Comments

A stubborn injury’s worst nightmare. What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment, which utilizes high-energy acoustic waves to deliver strong mechanical impulses to the injured tissue. Shockwave technology was originally applied in medicine to destroy kidney stones but has now been shown to also aid in the healing of musculoskeletal issues. Inside […]

The Graston Technique: Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
Posted on: July 2nd, 2018 No Comments

The Graston Technique was originally created by a machinist who had the desire to speed up his own rehabilitation process after the lack of progress with conventional therapy techniques. After experiencing success on his own injury rehab, he partnered with Ball State University professionals to develop the technique and full set of tools. What Graston […]

Mechanical Spinal Decompression: Leaving low back pain in the dust!
Posted on: June 25th, 2018 No Comments

Are you experiencing neck pain, low back pain, or pain radiating down your arms or legs? If so, spinal decompression could be a viable treatment option for you! Up to 80% of adults will experience some sort of lumbar pain at least one time in their lives1. Often times, this pain can be caused by […]

Dizziness, BPPV & Vestibular Rehabilitation
Posted on: June 20th, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever had trouble balancing and felt that the room you are in is spinning? Vertigo could be the culprit. Unwanted dizziness and the feeling that the world is spinning around you can be uncomfortable and alarming. Sometimes, these bouts of dizziness and disorientation can be caused by vertigo. Vertigo itself is just a […]

Golfer’s Elbow: not just for golfers
Posted on: April 26th, 2017 2 Comments

Golfer’s elbow is often overshadowed by its counterpart: the tennis elbow. But just because it does not receive as much coverage as the tennis elbow, it is no less serious. Golfer’s elbow is due to inflammation of the forearm muscle tendons that attach to the inside of the elbow. It is also known as medial […]

Springing Back into Exercise
Posted on: April 12th, 2017 No Comments

After a long Edmonton winter of reduced activity or inactivity you might be tempted to get outside and exercise as soon as the weather improves. You may also be tempted to exercise at the same level you did at the end of last season. But such enthusiasm often leads to early season injuries. If you […]