Genesis Physiotherapy, providing physiotherapy in Calgary, is distinguished for its ability to provide such specialized services as Spinal Manipulation, Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Dry-Needling, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy and Graston Technique.
We are experienced with working with clients suffering from motor vehicle accidents, work related issues, and sports injuries. We also provide custom fit orthotics as well as numerous other services to treat specific injuries and conditions.
We deliver our services in a caring and compassionate environment to aid you’re healing and help you return to your normal level of activity.
The licensed, experienced and highly trained physiotherapists at Genesis Physiotherapy in Calgary combine the science of healing with the authenticity of caring.
Our individualized programs of care focus first on pain reduction and restored function and range of motion to exercises and strategies to keep the problems from recurring.
We offer both the latest technology combined with hands-on manual therapy techniques to provide the best results.
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Back and neck pain remains a primary reason why patients seek physiotherapy. At Genesis Physiotherapy, we have a comprehensive treatment program to reduce pain and help you get back to your normal level of activity.
Spinal manipulation or spinal adjustment is used to apply pressure on the spine or a joint with the aim of reducing pain and improving function. This controlled force, carefully delivered, ranges from gentle to strong and slow to fast. It is a safe treatment when done by a trained physiotherapist. You may experience some tiredness afterwards, but the pain is relieved.
Programs of manual therapy are particularly effective in reducing inflammation and starting tissue repair as well as improving function.
We take a traditional, hands on approach that works well with joint mobilization, range of motion restoration and soft tissue and deep tissue mobilization.
This traditional Chinese medicine technique is used to treat a number of painful conditions including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
It involves repeated penetration of the skin by thin metallic needles. The skillful practitioner works to correct imbalances of flow at points close to the skin and bring you relief from stillness and pain.
This is a customized treatment for each patient as the physiotherapist works with individuals to identify areas causing problems and then gently stimulate them with the needles.
Dry needling is an effective procedure that helps patients reduce both acute and chronic pain. It is designed to reduce muscle tension, promote healing and increase your range of motion.
Patients suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain, headaches, jaw pain, fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis of the joins and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) benefit from dry needling.
It involves having specially trained and licensed physiotherapists insert a disposable acupuncture needle into your skin and muscle tissue. The needle is directed at the myofascial trigger points that cause and refer pain throughout the body.
High concentrations of chemicals that cause pain can be found in these trigger points. When the needle is inserted, it helps to normalize these chemical levels and decrease muscle tension and pain.
Other than the tool used, it has no similarity to acupuncture.
Most of us will experience balance issues at some point in our lives and when that happens, the likely cause is our vestibular system, one of our main balance systems that acts as a gyroscope for the body.
Symptoms of vestibular disorders include imbalance, vertigo, dizziness, frequent falls and migraines.
We use a number of techniques to help determine the source of the problem and correct it.
Gait and Balance Retraining
We offer gait analysis to scientifically study how you walk and run. It is helpful for patients whose ability to walk has been impacted by an injury or condition, and for people who want their bodies to perform better.
Our balance retraining therapies are effective in assisting patients who have been impacted by feelings of dizziness and imbalance.
The Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables physiotherapists to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in healing outcomes for patients.
It uses specially designed stainless steel instruments long with appropriate therapeutic exercise to specifically detect and treat areas showing soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
We work closely with your doctor and your insurance provider to assist in your recovery following a motor vehicle accident. We will assess and diagnose your injuries and provide a customized program of physiotherapy to help you get back to your normal lifestyle as quickly as possible.
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Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Research shows that patients who receive physical therapy both before and after joint replacement surgeries make faster and more complete recoveries.
Our experienced physiotherapists work to reduce pain and build strength for a complete recovery and return to your normal level of activity.
Despite tremendous workplace safety improvements imposed by government regulations in Canada and Alberta, and industry initiatives in recent years, occupational injuries still occur.
We will work with you physician and Worker’s Compensation team to help you recover from your injury and prevent it from happening again.
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Functional Capacity Evaluations
We complete numerous functional capacity evaluations for help patients and physicians make good back-to-work decisions and determine objective baseline data for disability.
Our specially trained staff helps you and your workplace managers identify risk factors that can lead to injuries, and minimize claims and costs in the process.
We assess everything from the chair you sit in to the assembly line you stand at and all points in between to determine if any position is causing unnecessary strain on the body.
Custom Fit Orthotics
Physiotherapy is the science of effectively treating sprains, strains and fractures that occur in life, and one of the most common sources of injuries is through sports.
We treat sports injuries with specialized programs designed to get the professional or recreational athlete back to their favorite sport as quickly as possible.
Our sports injuries treatment include specialized programs for tennis elbow, runner’s knee and golfer’s shoulder and other repetitive strain injuries as well.
Virtually everyone benefits from some type of arch support, but only a specially trained professional can tell you exactly what you need and ensure that you have the proper device with the exact fit.
Symptoms that you need custom fit orthotics including have one side of the sole of your shoe wear out faster than the other, frequent sprained ankles and aching shins, chronic heel, knee or lower back pain, crooked toes and inward pointing feet when you walk.
Custom orthotics are devices made especially for your foot. The process includes an evaluation of your lower extremity biomechanics and structure and the creation of an impression of your foot. The orthotic is made in a lab to ensure that when you wear it, you will have great muscle efficiency and optimal distribution of weight-bearing forces.
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To ensure that healing and rehabilitation takes place as quickly as possible after injury or illness, we offer patients exercise prescriptions to do between visits with their physiotherapists. These are effective in generating a faster healing response and effective in bring patient and physiotherapist into a partnership for effective recovery.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Other services offered by the trained physiotherapists at Genesis Physiotherapy include, but are not limited to:
- Splints and Braces
- Women’s Health Care
- Postural Education
- Bioness (H200/C300)
- Functional Electrical Stimulation for neurological disorders
Massage therapy helps patients nourish their body and mind and is beneficial for any age or body type.
Some of the benefits of massage include relaxation, improved range of motion, improved posture, reduced heart rate, increased endorphins, and improved circulation.
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We offer a variety of different options for massage therapy including:
|Injury Specific Massage||Deep Tissue Massage|
|Relaxation Massage||Sports Injury Massage|
|Massage for Edema||Pre-natal Massage|