Physiotherapy is a very advantageous form of treatment that can help the body recover from various injuries, diseases, and disorders. It can also be used to heal previously injured body parts. It is a very popular form of physical care as anyone -- regardless of age -- can experience the benefits of this treatment.
And luckily, physiotherapy services in Calgary are abundant, and this is exemplified in the myriad of locations (and services) that we offer here at Panther Sports Medicine.
Here are the various forms of physiotherapy that we provide and how they can help you.
Acupuncture utilizes thinly honed needles to pierce the skin. The needles are positioned in certain regions and muscle groups of the body to produce modifications in tissues, nerves, muscles, and blood flow. Additionally, acupuncture also releases endorphins as well as serotonin in the brain to assist with alleviating pain and supporting restoration.
The acupuncture treatment is a supportive procedure that can act as an exceptional additive to your physiotherapy. This form of therapy permits your muscle tension to ease; allowing other treatments to become more effective.
2. Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
If you’ve ever had the experience of feeling pain with no indicators of physical distress, you know how frustrating and worrisome it can be. Many times, this pain is associated with the muscles condensing or compressing, which results in physical discomfort.
This type of unpleasant reaction happens when the sensitivity of your nerves becomes so great that an impairment, as well as a dramatization of indicators emanating from your nerves takes place.
Movements can become hyper-sensitive, and go off at the slightest provocation or rousing. And if this is similar to what you may be experiencing, a possible solution might be Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS).
This form of treatment utilizes needles to take the edge off the impacted areas as well as ease the tensions of the constricting spasms within your muscles.
3. Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is easily one of the most ancient forms of therapeutic treatments in the world. It has been around for literally thousands of years and has been used to help handle certain health conditions as well as improve people’s overall wellbeing.
It consists of influencing the body’s soft tissues through pressurized but controlled hand movements. Moreover, it was one of the first practices that early humans used to treat physical pains and discomfort.
4. Sports Therapy
Whether you’re a young person who lives an active and athletic lifestyle, or an older individual just beginning to workout. We here at Panther Sports Medicine assist Calgarians of all ages, lifestyles, and levels of athleticism with a better, healthier, and pain-free life. And sports therapy is one of the ways we do it.
Our goal is to assist you with alleviating your physical pain and have you returning to the sports and activities that you love!
5. Braces and Orthotics
Many times an injury can cause your body to, simply put, require support. And that’s where an orthotic or a brace can be of tremendous value. An orthotic is an artificial brace that bolsters an injured limb or spine -- such an alternative can speed up the healing process dramatically.
Furthermore, many varieties of braces -- each suited for its own brand of injury -- are available. They are worn to help stabilize movements as well as minimize the pain associated with damaged or injured limbs.
6. Pelvic Floor Therapy
If you have urinary problems such as leakage occurring when you do certain physical activities, or even when you do something as innocuous as laughing or coughing, this is often due to weak pelvic floor muscles.
First of all, don’t worry, because this is more common than you think. Secondly, Panther Sports Medicine has a solution at our Country Hills location here in Calgary. Our team there is specially trained in the evaluation (and remedy) of pelvic floor problems.
7. Vestibular Therapy
If you’re experiencing excess and persistent dizziness (think of an off-balance spinning feeling), it may be because of a condition within your ear -- believe it or not. This inner portion of the ear is referred to as the vestibular system.
Some symptoms with this condition have the potential to translate into high levels of stress, which can impact your day-to-day life. Our vestibular therapists here at Panther Sports Medicine can help you examine and reveal your condition, which will then allow them to determine what the best course of action is for your specific situation.
8. Gait Assessment
Ensuring your body is in optimal health means covering all your bases. That includes all the little things that you may not even think twice about, like your walk, for example -- more specifically -- the style in which you walk. This is what is referred to as your gait.
And it’s important to have your gait assessed for a few reasons:
- An unusual gait can lead to pain in other areas of your body (legs, feet, back, etc)
- A poor gait can cause your body to overcompensate which has the potential to cause other problems
- A bad gait may be indicative of a more serious condition that needs to be attended to
We appreciate your interest in Panther Sports Medicine, and we invite you to take the leap to good health and learn more about our company and how we can help improve your health. We have 10 convenient locations in Calgary. Find a location near you and book an appointment with us.