Physiotherapy Services In Lethbridge

All our services include manual therapy, acupuncture, and exercise prescription.

Shoulders

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Dealing with shoulder pain or a rotator cuff tear? Our physiotherapists can help you avoid surgery.

Rotator cuff tear? Try physiotherapy first! In a 2013 study, up to 75% of people with a full tear in their rotator cuff were able to rehab their shoulder without surgery. Kuhn et al. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2013 October Know your options!

A recent scientific paper reported the results of a shoulder MRI performed in 50 patients between 40 and 60 years of age. The authors concluded: “To avoid over-treatment, physicians should realize that superior labral tears diagnosed by MRI in individuals between the ages of 45 and 60 years may be normal age-related findings.”

High Prevalence of Superior Labral Tears Diagnosed by MRI in Middle-Aged Patients with Asymptomatic Shoulders.

Schwartzberg R Reuss BL Burkhart BG
Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Jan 5;4(1)

Physical Literacy

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Physical literacy is as important as learning your ABC’s.

Being able to run, jump and throw with ease gives every child the confidence to try new activities and lays the foundation for a fun, active lifestyle.

Learning to run, kick, catch and throw does far more than get kids’ muscles moving. These skills open a world of possibilities for relationships, development, and fun for the whole family.

Backs

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Many people without pain have disc degeneration and bulges. Call a physiotherapist to get moving again.

Did you know your MRI can be misleading?
If you take people without back pain and put them through a CT scan or MRI, you get some surprising results.

Disc degeneration                            Disc Bulging
37% of 20 year olds                          30% of 20 year olds
80% of 50 year olds                          60% of 50 year olds
96% of 80 year olds                          84% of 80 year olds
Have “disc degeneration”                Have “disc bulging”

Brinjikji et al. Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Nov.

It turns out that some of these changes are just a normal part of the aging process.

If your MRI says something scary, don’t be afraid – Call Sport & Spine Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd. We have helped many people with “scary” MRI’s get back to the activities they love.

 

 

TMJ’s: Temporomandibular Joints

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  • Remember when you could chew without hearing your jaw click?
  • Does your jaw move sideways when you open your mouth?
  • Is your jaw sore from your last visit to the dentist?

Sport & Spine Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd. can help with that! We offer a unique acupuncture technique for resolving jaw and facial pain which acts as a therapeutic facial…your skin looks better afterward too.

 

Direct Billing Options

We provide direct billing to the following providers:

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