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If you have sustained a fracture or have undergone surgery in Edmonton or St. Albert, we know that is only the beginning. We offer the latest technology delivered by innovative people to give you an edge on your recovery.

At Leading Edge Physiotherapy, we offer a broad scope and approach to the management of these injuries. We have assembled several protocols and combine this with our experience to offer you a comprehensive care plan to get you back to the activities, sports and life that you want to enjoy.

So your cast or brace is finally off and you think “Why isn’t this doing better? Why does it still hurt so much? I want to run again…” 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, just removing the cast, sling or stitches does not simply make you better.

Unfortunately, the injury that you sustained has affected other tissues surrounding the broken bone or surgery site. So while your physician or surgeon may only need to see you in 6 weeks, there are many steps in between that need to be followed to ensure an optimal and complete recovery. It is very normal to have many questions about your healing. One of our most important services is to help you understand your injury and rehabilitation.

broken-leg-xrayseries-1-1430561Techniques and modalities to decrease pain and swelling; manual therapy techniques to get stiff joints moving again, prevent excessive scar tissue development and encourage proper tissue healing; exercise programs to regain mobility, strength and balance and education to guide your healing process.

At Leading Edge we offer all of the above in combination, at the right time, to optimize your return to work, sport and life.

To us, you are not just another broken ankle or knee replacement. We will customize your treatment experience based on your condition and your goals. We will augment your treatment with techniques and technology often reserved for elite and professional athletes, to ensure you get the total care you deserve.

At Leading Edge, in addition to the above care, you can also access our Alter-G Zero Gravity Treadmill or our Swimex Aquatic Therapy Pool. Both technologies reduce forces on your extremities and allow for earlier and quicker recovery. These treatments have previously been the domain of professional athletes, but at Leading Edge you are just as important.

 

  • Broken bones (fractures)broken-leg-xrayseries-7-1617267
  • Knee replacements
  • Hip replacements
  • Shoulder replacements
  • ACL repairs
  • Meniscus (cartilage) repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel release
  • Rotator Cuff repairs
  • Shoulder Stabilization repairs
  • Joint arthroscopic repairs
  • Low Back surgeries including discectomy/laminectomy or fusion

The list is extensive and we are prepared to manage whatever the fracture or surgery that you have faced.

Did you know, that we have funding (at the Royal Glenora and St. Albert facilities) that can assist with the expense of your post-fracture or surgical care.

Check our funding page to determine if you qualify.

If you do not qualify for AHS funding or are being treated at our Windermere facility:

As your injury will be assessed by a registered physical therapist and as the treatments are performed by a physical therapist in our facilities, the procedures are considered physical therapy and should therefore be covered by third party physical therapy insurance coverage.

 

Nope:

You are welcome to attend and you do not need a referral to access any of our services.

Please have the date of your fracture, surgery and cast removal (if applicable) available for us. We use this information as part of your treatment and for funding purposes.