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  • Prepare Like The Pros – Warm Up Properly

    Thanks to our guest contributor Justin Koch for contributing to this post. Justin knows what pros need. He has a background as a collegiate baseball player and subsequent certification in Functional Movement Screen (2012) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (2013). In addition to being a physiotherapist with us, he has also been ...

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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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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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We Are Now Accepting New Patients

Capilano Rehab has achieved an outstanding reputation for the treatment of acute and chronic sprains and strains, work and sports injuries, and timely psychological intervention.  We have a highly skilled ...

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Orthotics Fit For A Queen

Capilano Rehab Centre is pleased to offer patients the new custom fit Queen Cobra orthotic.  From high heels to boots to flats, the Queen Cobra can be easily placed into ...

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BIODEX Muscle Imbalance Testing

Capilano Rehab Centre is pleased to offer the advanced BIODEX® Multi-joint Isokinetic testing and rehab system that provides consistent and accurate objective data addressing muscular imbalances in both the upper ...

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Modern Pain Relief Treatment

Capilano shops the globe for state-of-the-art non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief treatment equipment.  Capilano’s therapeutic neuro-modulation devices are specifically programmed to target the needs of your injury or condition, both ...

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Diabetic Foot Pain Solutions

Diabetes and diabetic foot pain is becoming more prevalent.  The World Health Organization estimates that more than 345 million people worldwide have diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association projects diabetes to be ...

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Christmas At Capilano

Capilano has Christmas gift suggestions that can help your hard to buy friend or family member get all they want for Christmas.  And from now until December 24, 2014 only, every purchase ...

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Cold Weather Orthotics

Rain. Snow. Sleet. Shine. Your feet slosh and slog through it all during our long fall and winter seasons. Capilano is pleased to introduce a new line of Comfortmaxx™ with ...

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Imagine Massage Therapy

[caption id="attachment_1941" align="alignright" width="215"] Annora Proudfoot, RMT[/caption]Imagine your tight muscle aches and pains melting away. Imagine your tension headaches disappearing. Therapeutic massage has been shown to ...

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Physical Therapy Can Help You !

[caption id="attachment_1912" align="alignright" width="220"] Erin Lovell, MScPT. Physical Therapist[/caption]Erin is one of Capilano’s experienced physiotherapists and she is currently taking new acute care and chronic ...

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Dizzy No More!

Dizziness and Vertigo RehabWhat Causes Vestibular Dysfunction?Although dizziness and vertigo can be due to a variety of causes, a large percentage originates from the vestibular system, a part ...

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Alberta Blue Cross Convenience

Capilano Rehab can electronically direct bill your Alberta Blue Cross for a variety of different rehab services.  And these services are conveniently all under one roof! What Capilano Rehab Services ...

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Free Parking

In addition to being excellent at what we love doing, one reason many patients appreciate attending Capilano Rehab Centre is that there is FREE Parking.  And plenty of it!Whether ...

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Bilingual Physiotherapy Services

[caption id="attachment_1468" align="alignright" width="220"] Marie-Josee Dupuis-Arsenault,Physiothérapeute, MSc.PT[/caption]Capilano Rehab Centre is pleased to introduce physiotherapist, Marie-Josee Dupuis-Arsenault to their growing professional health team.  Marie-Josee ...

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IMS and Jaw Pain

If you are experiencing TMJ or jaw pain, you may be a candidate for intramuscular stimulation (IMS).  IMS is a fast and effective way to treat your jaw pain.  What ...

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Celebrating National Physiotherapy Month

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in Edmonton It's National Physiotherapy Month!  At Capilano Rehab physiotherapy clinic in Edmonton, we want to help raise awareness about the important contributions that physiotherapy ...

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Orthotics That Perform

 Physiotherapist Prescribed Orthotics for your Hard Working Feet Are you hard on your feet?  Do you need orthotics that can handle the perspiration, pressure and punishment that your work ...

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For the Pain in your Neck

Physiotherapists recommend cervical pillows for neck pain Physical therapists know that proper support for your neck while you sleep can help reduce neck pain.  It can also improve the quality ...

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Shockwave for Jumper’s Knee

Radial Shockwave Physical Therapy is an effective treatment Chronic patellar tendinopathy, commonly called Jumper's Knee,  is a chronic overuse injury of the patellar tendon that is especially prevalent in athletes ...

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Neuropathy Pain Treatment

Physical Therapists know that diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain (DPNP) is a common and often disabling complication of diabetes.  You can experience pain, burning, numbness, tingling or loss of feeling your ...

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New Pregnancy Massage

Capilano Rehab is delighted to offer Edmonton a brand new massage therapy service designed specifically for expecting and post-partum mothers.Pregnancy and postpartum massage can reduce your physical symptoms and ...

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Living Without Back Pain

Spinal Decompression Physiotherapy Imagine finally living without back pain.  Imagine being able to golf, play racquet sports and rec hockey without dreading getting out of bed the next morning.  Spinal ...

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Skilled and Experienced Physiotherapists

Skilled and Experienced Physiotherapists in Edmonton Why Choose a Capilano Rehab Centre Physiotherapist? Capilano has achieved an outstanding reputation for compassionate and effective care for adults, teens, and seniors.  We ...

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Team 1260 Live at Capilano Rehab

[caption id="attachment_498" align="aligncenter" width="387"] Minnesota Forward Matt Kassian and Edmonton Oiler Taylor Fedun[/caption]Capilano Rehab Centre was the proud host of the Team 1260 Jason Gregor Show Live ...

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Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain

Physical Therapists advise you to know the Symptoms Physical therapists know that heel pain, irritability and inflammation are good indicators of an overly stressed plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue (...

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Shockwave Therapy

Capilano Rehab Centre has been a recognized provider of Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) for almost 10 years.  We were one of the original rehabilitation medicine groups in Western Canada to offer ...

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Golfer’s Elbow Pain?

Even more painful than watching Bubba Watson miss his putt at the recent world golf championships, is watching your nagging golfer’s elbow keep you away from the game you ...

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Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Sidewalks are not the only thing that can freeze at this time of the year.  So can your shoulder. Frozen shoulder is an unfortunate condition where you lose your shoulder ...

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Your BIODEX Advantage

Capilano is pleased to offer the BIODEX® System to Edmonton and the surrounding area physical therapy patients.The BIODEX® incorporates the latest in auto-programming, tested robotic treatment protocols, and uncompromised ...

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Is it Time for New Orthotics?

For over a decade, Capilano Rehab Centre has been prescribing and dispensing custom foot orthotics for adults, teens, and athletes.  We have provided comfortable and lightweight orthotics for dress, casual, ...

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Capilano Physiotherapy is for You

[caption id="attachment_398" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Capilano Physical Therapists are here for YOU![/caption] Physiotherapy gets you moving. Physiotherapy keeps you moving. The physiotherapists at Capilano Rehab Physical Therapy in ...

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Untie Those Painful Knots

Graston is an innovative physical therapy technique used by physiotherapists to treat soft tissue injuries. It enables physios to address pain management by reducing injury, scar tissue, pain and fascial ...

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Shock Away Your Pain

Radial Shock Wave Therapy® (RSWT) is a state-of-the-art, gentle & effective method for fighting chronic pain and insertion origin tendonitis. RSWT works without the use of x-ray equipment or drugs....

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Back Pain Relief Without Surgery

Have you been told you need back or neck surgery? Spinal Decompression Therapy is an effective non-surgical treatment alternative for a variety of disc-related problems.  It is also an affordable ...

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Kick Aside Diabetic Foot Pain

Do you have any of the following foot problems?Numbness Tingling Burning Loss of feelingMany people who suffer from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are disappointed  when conventional treatments such ...

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Staying at the Top of your Game

The Footmaxx System offers the only means by which to assess a patient's gait and fabricate a custom orthotic device using computerized, dynamic, weight-bearing data instead of a static, non-weight ...

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It’s a Stretch!

Stretching is the deliberate lengthening of muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching activities are an important part of any exercise or rehabilitation program. ...

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Foot-Friendly Running Tips

Making running part of a workout routine leads to better physical stamina and a more positive state of mind—but a detrimental foot injury can quickly stop runners in their ...

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