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  • Reducing our footprint means making an even bigger difference

    The pathway to Net Zero It's the start of a new year. For many of us it means resolutions. For Leading Edge Physiotherapy, it has always been a time for reflections: to reflect on the past year, to look for ways to get better and most important, to look for ...

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  • Meet our Leading Edge Vestibular Rehabilitation Team in Edmonton, St. Albert & Sherwood Park

    At leading Edge Physiotherapy we don't just offer vestibular rehabilitation. We offer a full spectrum of services for those suffering dizziness, balance and vestibular issues in Edmonton and St. Albert. This includes the application of our training, experience, clinical associations and state-of-the-art technology. We have a large team of professionals ...

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  • Spring Means Casts Come Off – Fractured Ankles on Fit After 40

    Winter is starting to come to an end. Listen to our Fit After 40 show with J'Lyn Nye and yours truly as we discuss fractured ankles.Listen below to find out:What is a fracture? Do all fractures need surgery? What does it mean to reduce a fracture? What can I ...

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  • Is the Achilles Tendon Your Achilles Heel?

    Guest Post By ~ Matt PinardDid you remember watching the Toronto Raptors 2019 NBA Championship run? You may recall a specific moment in Game 5 of the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors’ superstar, bounced the ball between his legs in an attempt to get ...

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  • The Bees Knees, The Terrible Triad and Other Knee Injuries

    Guest Post ~ Colin JamesNobody can really explain where the term "bees knees" came from. There isn't anything overly impressive about bees knee - but your knees on the other hand are impressive. Your knees can be a lovely joint when they are working well. They play a massive role ...

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  • I was in a car accident, do I have a choice where I get my treatment?

    The answer is yes. Under Alberta’s Auto Insurance Regulations the choice of treatment provider is yours to make. At Leading Edge we believe that your body is your most important asset. A car can be repaired and even written off, but you only get one body for life. It ...

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  • 2 Major Causes of Heel Pain

    At Leading Edge Physio, we see a lot of feet.  One of the most common complaints that people come to us with is heel pain.  Unfortunately, when the feet hurt, there are few ways to rest them.  We need to get around, and unfortunately this requires our feet. Plantar Fasciitis ...

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  • PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma: is it worth it?

    We are asked almost daily about PRP. In this article we will do our best to spell out the treatment, the hype and whether or not the appointments pan out for those who are looking for the magic bullet.The TreatmentPRP treatment is the injection of a product made ...

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  • Types of Urinary Incontinence

    As part of our Pelvic Health Program in Edmonton and St. Albert, we believe that a large part of our role is educating the public.Did you know that more than 3.3 million Canadians are dealing with incontinence and yet there remains a stigma and embarrassment around the subject? Sadly, this ...

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  • What to Expect at Your First Visit With A Leading Edge Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

    Pelvic health issues can come in a variety of forms. They can be embarrassing, stressful and isolating. You are not alone and and you need not hide from the problem any longer... there is help.Scheduling your first appointment with a pelvic health physiotherapist can be a little nerve racking, ...

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  • Aquatic Therapy for Low Back Pain – Goggles Optional

    You won't need goggles to help your lower back but water can make a huge difference on your recovery.Degenerative disc disease, arthritis, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, mechanical low back pain and strains of the lumbar spine can make exercising a daunting task. So when all of the ads and ...

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  • Is Radial Shockwave Right For Me?

    Do you suffer from tennis elbow, golfers elbow, jumpers knee (patellar tendinitis), achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis or rotator cuff tendinitis and you live in Edmonton, St. Albert or surrounding areas? If you answer YES to the 4 questions below you may be a candidate for Radial Shockwave:Do you have pain ...

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  • 6 Ways Aquatic Therapy Can Help You

    Water plays an essential role in our lives. This transparent fluid made up of three atoms, one oxygen and two hydrogen, forms the major constitution of our human body. We all know we need to drink water in order to survive and I believe that we should all drink more ...

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  • Are Dizziness and Vertigo the same thing?

    Vertigo is not the same as dizziness These words are not synonyms. It is an important fact for a person to understand, since they mean very different things and will therefor require very different treatment and examination. People will often use the word dizziness to describe any sensation that makes ...

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  • Ask the Physio

    We have 100 years of combined experience treating acute and complex conditions. Let us put that experience to work for you. There are 2 ways to "ask the physio" 1. Ask for us to blog We are here to help as many people in the world that we can. Unfortunately, we are not ...

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Comedy Night

YUP IT'S US AGAIN: We are back again and getting more fun with age. We are pleased to be hosting the Leading Edge Comedy Gala October 13, 2018. What is it? This ...

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Tired and Heavy Legs?

Are you suffering from heavy and tired legs?  Is the circulation in your legs giving you problems getting around?  Then try Capilano’s Medical Compression Stockings for healthy legs. Chronic ...

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Fixing Groin Strains

Catching your skate in a rut or sudden changes in direction playing indoor soccer can place a mega-strain on your groin.  And if your groin is strained, you aren’t ...

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5 Most Popular Orthotics

 Finding the right pair of custom orthotics is obviously important to foot, ankle, and knee pain sufferers.  While Capilano’s professional staff always tailor their orthotics to your patho-mechanical ...

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Treating Pain with IMS

Discover the benefits of Capilano’s Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) program. This technique, sometimes referred to as dry needling, is minimally invasive and can reduce nagging pain aggravated by chronic muscle ...

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Trauma and PTSD Recovery

Unfortunately, life can and does hurt.  While many men and women can effectively process emotional trauma, many require help in order to enjoy healing and freedom.  Through our Psychology Services ...

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Graston Technique Available

Accepted by elite athletes and everyday patients, Graston Technique (GT) is successful in treating nagging soft tissue injuries and conditions, whether they are chronic or post-surgical.Graston Technique® is an ...

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Capilano Takes On Your Pain

Pain.  Burning.  Shooting.  Aching.  Throbbing. Stabbing. Nagging. Pain.  November 6 to 12, is National Pain Awareness Week and Physiotherapists are leaders at managing pain in Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada.Here are some ...

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Capilano Concussion Care

 Capilano Rehab offers concussion evaluation and post-concussion management through a professional team supervised by Primary Health Provider Physiotherapists who are dedicated to safe recovery.   At Capilano, whether you are ...

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Myofascial Cupping Massage

Capilano Rehab offers Myofascial Cupping Massage as part of its professional Therapeutic Massage Therapy Program.  Myofascial cupping is an adjunct therapy technique that can further relieve pain and tightness of ...

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?Beat Diabetes 2016

The theme for World Health Day 2016 is Beat Diabetes, a problem that has continued to grow rapidly in the last few decades. Every year, on April 7th, the World Health ...

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Compression Stocking Fittings

Capilano Rehab Centre is a professional fitter of medical compression stockings.  Compression stockings can be beneficial in managing legs that feel heavy, tired and/or have cramps and swelling.  All ...

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Shockwave for Knee Arthritis

Knee pain is a common symptom of osteoarthritis. In addition to pain, other common symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee include stiffness and swelling. You typically find it difficult to ...

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Grey Cup Celebration

Capilano Rehab Centre continues to celebrate the Edmonton Eskimo Football Clubs 2015 Grey Cup Victory!  We have been a long-time EE fans and season ticket holders and are so glad that ...

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Ask the Physio

We have 100 years of combined experience treating acute and complex conditions. Let us put that experience to work for you. There are 2 ways to "ask the physio" 1. Ask for us ...

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Rear-Ended? Whiplash?

While there have been tremendous advances in vehicle safety over the past number of years, getting rear-ended by another car or truck while you are stopped at a light or ...

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New: Exercise Therapy

Capilano Rehab Centre is excited to offer the Edmonton and area an expanded therapeutic exercise program.  This program will be supervised by a Capilano Kinesiologist who is a human movement ...

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Capilano Community Physiotherapy

Capilano Rehab Centre is an Alberta Health Services (AHS) Allied Health – Edmonton Zone approved provider of physiotherapy.  Together with your Capilano physiotherapist, you can develop a plan to wake up ...

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Graston Available At Capilano

If your chronic and stubborn sore spots have not responded satisfactorily to rest and exercise, Graston Technique (GT) soft-tissue mobilization may be a physiotherapy treatment for you.  How Does Graston ...

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