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Move | Restore | Revive

Slave Lake

DOWNTOWN
PHYSIOTHERAPY & MASSAGE

Get the Healing That You Need 

Live better with help from Slave Lake Downtown Physiotherapy & Massage! We offer professional physiotherapy services to patients in Slave Lake, Alberta and surrounding areas. We provide client assessment that will help us determine and design the kind of treatment that you’ll need.

Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation

We have a reputation for successfully managing injuries that are difficult, including but not limited to the following 

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Meniscal Injury
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Acute and Chronic Strains; Sprains
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Groin Pain
  • Hip Impingement
  • Shin Splints (Exercise Induced Leg Pain)

Pain Management

Physical therapists are experts not only in treating pain, but also its source. They will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that may be adding stress to the places that hurt. And they will treat those areas with certain advanced electrotherapy modalities & Exercises to ease pain and help you move better.

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

The Physiotherapist takes a well-rounded approach to your recovery after a motor vehicle accident. Depending on your injuries and needs we can use manual, treatment, massage, modalities and therapeutic exercise to help get you feeling like your usual self again.

Workers Compensation

Board Injuries

Our physiotherapy treatment model provides a structured, standardized approach. It guides injured workers in their recovery. The model encourages assessment and treatment that helps people reach the physical and functional levels necessary to enable them to return to their pre-injury work.

Spinal Manipulation

The Physiotherapist promotes healing of soft tissues without any specialized equipment. They assess and treat more specific joint dysfunction that may require high-velocity low amplitude thrust techniques.


Once the injured segment is in neutral alignment, progressive exercises are integrated to stabilize these segments. Manipulative/ Manual therapy, in conjunction with a specific exercise program, will empower you to continue on your path to independent home exercises.

Peripheral Joint Mobilization 

Skilled passive movement of the articular surfaces performed by the physiotherapist to decrease pain or increase joint mobility.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a skilled intervention that is similar to acupuncture. It is based on scientific research and uses western-based anatomy and physiology to select trigger points.


Physiotherapists often use this treatment technique for chronic injuries including:

  • Headache management
  • Osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain

Functional Capacity

Evaluation (FCE)

A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) evaluates an individual's capacity to perform work activities related to his or her participation in employment. The FCE process compares the individual's health status, and body functions and structures to the demands of the job and the work environment.


In essence, an FCE's primary purpose is to evaluate a person's ability to participate in work, although other instrumental activities of daily living that support work performance may also be evaluated.

Pre and Post-Op Protocols

For patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery the post-operative physiotherapy protocol that they follow will be critical to the result that they achieve. Often there is an established guideline or protocol for the Physiotherapist to follow if you are having a common surgery such as a hip replacement, knee replacement, Rotator Cuff repair, Spine Surgery, ACL reconstruction, Internal and External fixation of fractures.


Your Physiotherapist should be familiar with this protocol and be able to adjust your program based on your specific circumstances.

Scoliosis Treatment

(Schroth Method) 

The Schroth Method is a nonsurgical option for scoliosis treatment. It uses exercises customized for each patient to return the curved spine to a more natural position. The goal of Schroth exercises is to de-rotate, elongate and stabilize the spine in a three-dimensional plane.

TMJ (Jaw) Disorders

As a general rule TMJ opening disorders (how the jaw moves when opening or closing) are more likely to be successfully treated with jaw movement improvement techniques such as joint mobilization, dry needling, muscle stretch/relaxation/coordination exercises that are provided by your physiotherapist.

Kinesio Taping 

The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

Concussion Management

Physiotherapists can be an integral part of the concussion recovery process. Assessment includes a battery of tests to address the potential causes of symptoms (both acute and chronic), which may be present following concussion.

These include assessment and treatment of the

  • Visual system
  • Vestibular system
  • Cervical spine (neck) joints and musculature
  • Cardiovascular system

Neuro Rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation physical therapy works to stimulate the nervous system through therapeutic activities and exercises, helping you to learn new ways to move. Our treatment plans are unique to your condition or injury, focusing on improving cardiovascular function, strength, movement, balance, and overall coordination.


Physiotherapists help you to optimize functionality in your current condition, as well as advise on ways to modify work and home spaces for safe, efficient and independent living.

In-Home Physiotherapy

We bring our physiotherapy services into your home to help overcome some of the challenges our seniors and less mobile patients face. Our carefully selected physiotherapists will help you or your loved one to remain independent and get the most
out of life.

Massage Therapy

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is a treatment technique that’s used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. This technique involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to work into the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues.

This sustained pressure works to break up scar tissue and adhesions that may have formed in the muscle and can be causing muscle tension and pain. Deep tissue massage may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Rattan

Rattan massage uses bamboo stalks of various lengths, along with hands on massage and sometimes deep tissue pressure. Although very new to the American culture massage services, rattan has been used as a primary tool for deep tissue work in other areas of the world for centuries.

Bamboo and rattan tools of varying shapes and sizes are used during massage, to replace the therapist's hands. Heating them makes the massage a relaxing experience on the client’s body.

Cupping

Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by creating a negative pressure or suction on the skin using plastic or glass cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the surface of the skin. A Myofascial cupping treatment uses a combination of massage strokes and negative pressure to lift, separate, and stretch underlying soft tissues.

Get the help that you need today! We are always accepting new clients, and we don’t require referrals. For more information about our service rates, feel free to contact us

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