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My Physiotherapy Clinic is Reopening: Is it Safe to Go?

  •  May 21, 2020

Physiotherapy Alberta has provided direction to physiotherapists regarding the measures that need to be in place for you to receive the care you need in a safe environment. We keep hearing about the new normal and you probably want to know what that looks like for physiotherapy clinics and other community physiotherapy services. Let us look at what you can expect when you go to see your physiotherapist.

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Telerehabilitation: What Patients Should Know

  •  May 7, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

In an effort to flatten the curve, Albertan’s access to in-person health-care services, including physiotherapy, have been limited. In an effort to provide much needed physiotherapy, many clinics and physiotherapists have turned to technology, adding telerehabilitation to their clinic services. Even as the province begins to re-open, it is expected that the option to receive services via telerehabilitation will continue.

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Urgent Care and Telerehabilitation: Information for Patients

  •  April 8, 2020
  •  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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