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Urgent Care and Telerehabilitation: Information for Patients

  •  Yesterday
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

On March 27, 2020, Premier Kenney and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hinshaw announced new restrictions. As a result, private practice physiotherapy clinics and other physiotherapy businesses were directed to close except when providing emergency and urgent services. So, what is considered urgent care?

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4 Common Conditions That are Highly Treatable With Physiotherapy

  •  March 9, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Many people, old and young alike experience pain, stiffness, or balance problems that limit their daily activities or independence. While some may think these problems are typical of the aging process, no one should expect that they must simply live with limited function because they are getting older. Although a physiotherapist may not reverse the underlying condition leading to these symptoms, they can help you manage your condition and limit any loss of function you may experience.

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What is a Passive Physiotherapy Treatment and Does it Work?

  •  February 11, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Most treatments provided by physiotherapists are supported by research that identifies when they are effective, who should receive them, and how they should be provided. However, some treatments used by physiotherapists have limited evidence supporting their effectiveness. When do you need to ask questions about what you are paying for?

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6 Tips for Starting and Maintaining an Active Lifestyle

  •  January 10, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

It seems you can’t go a day without seeing an article, advertisement or social media post proclaiming the virtues of exercise. In addition to other benefits of exercise, the evidence shows that most chronic conditions are improved through regular physical activity. So, if exercise is good for us, why do many of us struggle to achieve our recommended daily dose?

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Injured in a Collision? How Physiotherapy Can Help

  •  December 6, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Car collisions are a common occurrence in Alberta with 133,124 collisions reported in 2016 (the last year for which data is available). While the severity of these crashes can vary widely, with some leading to serious, life-changing injury or death, most injuries from car collisions are considered “minor.” How can a physiotherapist help?

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