Technology developed for astronauts that even professional athletes drool over
If you or your patient has sustained an acute or chronic injury, undergone surgery, awaiting surgery, sustained a non-operative injury, or are in pain and would benefit from a reduced weight bearing environment, then our Alter-G Zero Gravity Treatment Program may be indicated.
Professional athletes and sports teams use it and now so can our patients.treatment from outer space
Leading Edge Technology – You Won’t Find This Stuff Just Anywhere
Aquatic therapy takes advantage of the physical properties of water, especially buoyancy. When submerged in water buoyancy supports a patient’s weight which facilitates exercise without the loading forces present with routine land-based programs.
Check out Western Canada’s first in-house aquatic therapy Swimex Pool at Leading Edge St. Albert.
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Do you have heel pain, ankle pain, knee pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, neck pain, low back pain in St. Albert or Edmonton? Are you looking for Acupuncture, Decompression, GunnIMS, Aquatic Therapy, Graston Technique, Alter-G Treadmill, Sports Physiotherapy or Radial Shockwave in Edmonton or St. Albert?
Our seriously skilled and fun-to-be-around physiotherapists are devoted to showing you that we care, in an atmosphere that will make you feel at home. Whether it is a new injury or pain that just won’t go away—we don’t want you to hurt anymore. It’s that simple.Edge Services
Making a Difference – More than one patient at a time!
One of our goals is to “to serve the individual, the community and ultimately all of those that we treat.” In striving to achieve this goal, we volunteer our professional and personal time to improve the health of this community.
We are in our communities and we are proudly locally owned. Giving back is just another edge we have to offer.
Join us October 8, 2016 for our Comedy Gala as we raise money and awareness for ISTARleading edge in our communities
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The Edge Experience
At Leading Edge Physiotherapy you aren’t just attending kick a** physiotherapy clinics in Edmonton and St. Albert, you are joining a close knit group of people with whom you may share a portion of your life. We have worked very hard to build the kind of environment that you will want to wake up and come to when you need help. We put every ounce of our time and effort into making our clinics a comfortable, enjoyable and “different” atmosphere. We have done so for one very important reason, and that is to make your life better in some way.
If you need help, we invite you to join us on this adventure to see if we can do some of the same old physiotherapy in a new way – bringing amazing treatments, advanced technology and a wicked environment together in a way that people are talking about. We don’t exist without patients who have a goal to achieve. Whether it is running a marathon in under 3 hours, sleeping through the night, walking to the end of the block or being able to put on a pair of shoes without grimacing, our primary goal is to make a difference in your world. To achieve this, we need your help.
You Shouldn’t Miss
At Leading Edge you are being treated by owners who care deeply for our patients and our communities. We don’t claim to know everything or to fix every problem that enters our doors. We do promise to do our very best in each and every interaction.
Don’t miss out because what we are sure of is this: if we give everything that we have in each of our interactions with our patients; if we continually improve our skills; if we seek new technology and make it available to them; and if we deeply care and help to improve the health and wellness of our communities, we will make a difference. Each of us shares the privilege of helping people and more importantly making their lives better. Even if only for an hour, it is the most important thing that we can accomplish.
So come along, it’s going to be a wild ride, we promise.
Our professional staff have been active and involved with a broad spectrum of sports over their lives. We have staff that are passionate about golf, hockey, soccer, football, snowboarding, dancing, yoga, water skiing, tennis, squash, hiking, running, rugby, wakeboarding and many other sports. We have the skills and techniques to give you an edge on your recovery and together with the understanding of your sport, we can tailor them specifically to you.Learn More
Leading Edge Physiotherapy is pleased to offer IMS – Intra-Muscular Stimulation to our patients. Although IMS uses implements adapted from traditional acupuncture, it is based on scientific western medical neurophysiological principles and techniques aimed at increasing circulation, releasing shortened muscles and desensitizing nerves.Learn More
At Leading Edge Physiotherapy we offer the Swiss DolorClast® Master, a state-of-the-art technology that delivers a pneumatically generated high pressure sound wave that travels through the skin and into inflamed tissues and bone. This treatment shows significant results for chronic conditions and our 8 years of experience with it is included.Learn More
Graston Technique is a soft tissue mobilization technique utilizing specially designed tools to assist athletes and individuals with their injuries. Just as a crumpled paper doesn’t appear smooth as a normal one does, neither does muscle after injury. This technique ensures that the paper, oops, muscle, regains its normal appearance and function after an acute or chronic injury.Learn More
If you have sustained an acute or chronic injury, undergone surgery, sustained a non-operative injury, or are in pain and would benefit from a reduced weight bearing or more comfortable environment for your physiotherapy, then our Integrated Hydrotherapy treatment program may be indicated. Our St. Albert facility has a state-of-the-art swimex pool designed to provide an environment that will give you an edge on your injury recovery. Whether you are looking to start therapy early to decrease your total rehabilitation time or decrease your pain and discomfort during your recovery, then our aquatic therapy might be right for you.Learn More
At Leading Edge individualized treatment plans involving many techniques are developed with you, the client, and are then implemented, including hands-on treatment options, self-management strategies, and appropriate home exercises. We treat all parts of the body at all stages of the injury and healing process and it’s all called physiotherapy to us. Leading Edge Physiotherapy in Edmonton and St. Albert works, just let us show you how well.Learn More
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points, which have been empirically proven effective in the treatment of specific disorders. The Chinese have mapped these points over a period of 2000 years and we know where they are. Like knowing the streets and buildings of a city will help you to your destination, knowing these points and utilizing them effectively can assist with many painful conditions to get you where you want to be.Learn More
Whiplash Response Regimen
Return to activity is key to your recovery and we have several tools that will assist with this. In addition to physical therapy interventions, we combine on-site acupuncture, IMS, Graston Technique, mobilization, patient/condition specific exercise and our own in-house whiplash protocols to guide you in your recovery. Just as you want and expect an exceptional repair of your vehicle by experienced auto body experts with the latest technology, you should expect the same and more for the people you trust with your body.Learn More
Traction / Spinal Decompression
We utilize the latest advanced equipment in every aspect of the care we provide. In providing spinal traction we utilize the Chatanooga Triton dts Spinal Decompression System. Spinal Decompression Therapy involves a specially designed table attached to an advanced computer module. The distractive (traction) forces performed by the table and unit create decompression (unloading) of the spine improving blood flow and delivering focused treatment to the neck or lower back.Learn More
Zero Gravity Treadmill
Stress fractures, torn ligaments, torn muscles, lower extremity surgeries, tendinosis and many more conditions will keep a person from weight-bearing without pain. These conditions prevent walking, running and sometimes even standing. Our Alter-G Zero Gravity Treadmill looks and acts like a bounce castle for the lower body. The Alter-G uses “unweighting technology” that can make you feel up to 80 percent lighter. This in turn allows for an accelerated recovery in a protected environment and with less downtime.Learn More
Your feet form the foundation of your body and we seek to make sure they are supporting you properly. At Leading Edge we focus on functional orthotics and accommodative orthotics. The principle is that bones aligned properly allow for optimal mechanical advantage. We utilize a comprehensive approach to the care of your feet that may include a biomechanical assessment, video gait analysis and gait scan technology to determine if orthotics are necessary, and if so, ensure that you get the right ones for you.Learn More
TMD & Orofacial Pain Program
Leading Edge TMD treatments envelope the spectrum of available techniques and modalities found in today’s research. Our therapists have received post graduate training to ensure you’re your jaw pain is managed with the latest techniques, technology and experience available. From painful clicking to difficulty chewing or yawning we will take the necessary steps to alleviate painful jaw issues.Learn More
Conditions such as vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are the more common diagnoses that may fall into this category, in addition to a variety of more rare conditions that affect the vestibular end organs and neurological tracts. When the brain is having difficulty deciphering the signals that are flowing to it, or when the signals themselves are the problem, this can lead to dizziness and balance issues. The good news is that we have the people and technology to help determine why.Learn More
Fracture & Surgery Recovery
Patients are often surprised to find out that following the immobilization period after a surgery or broken bone that their body part is nowhere near “normal.” For several reasons removing the cast, sling or stitches is not an instant fix, there are many steps in between that need to be followed to ensure an optimal and complete recovery.Learn More
At Leading Edge Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists have extensive training in medically indicated exercise. In fact, many of our therapists have Bachelor Degrees in Kinesiology (the science of human movement) prior to receiving their Masters training in physical therapy. Exercise has been medically proven to benefit in a multitude of areas and we know that in conjunction with our experience, skills and technology, it can keep you from coming back with the same problem. (This is a good thing.)Learn More
Ergonomics works through a knowledge of proper positioning of the human body when performing tasks. The primary reason to have an ergonomic assessment is to assess and identify risk factors, which may increase the probability of an accident, disease, or failure. Our ergonomic evaluations are performed our licensed and specially trained occupational therapist, who will work with you or your company to achieve the results you are looking for.Learn More
Functional Capacity Evaluations
If you or your client has sustained an injury and are in need of return to work planning, work modification suggestions, legal interpretation of the impact of injury and/or recommendations regarding ongoing rehabilitation, then a functional evaluation is the objective source of data that can inform these decisions. From specialized vestibular functional assessments, to return to work planning, medical legal assessments or interpretation/management of complex injuries, our program is designed around a format that will be comprehensive, timely and most important, informative.Learn More
Cost of Future Care
At Leading Edge we will work with our clients to formulate a life care plan including reviewing medical documentation to ascertain prognosis, consulting with treatment providers, interviews with you/your client and their significant others, functional testing, activities of daily living and research of costs associated with their future care requirements. We can provide a comprehensive picture of the costs associated with their disability or injury management into the future.Learn More