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Most common injuries after a car accident, and how to treat them with physiotherapy

Car accidents in Canada are increasing at a rapid rate, which has raised concern among Canadian drivers. Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents are common and can cause serious problems for victims. When you’re in a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is call 911. If anyone is seriously injured, emergency medical…

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Treating and Managing Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain due to repetitive strain injury are among the most prevalent occupational hazards today due to typing and smart phones. We treat these injuries often at Encompass Sports Therapy in Calgary, using Active Release Techniques, Laser, and Shockwave. Here are 4 tips to help you use at home to help reduce hand…

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Guest Blogger – Keith Donaghy, Registered Psychologist

PAIN AND RECOVERY – How our beliefs about pain influence our recovery? Unfortunately the aches and pains many of us suffer are associated with medical conditions, disability, injuries, or surgery. Pain is a source of stress and can be debilitating and emotionally hard to cope with. Why is it that some people suffering pain can…

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How do I know if I’ve gotten a concussion?

Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury that alters the way our brain works. It may occur from a force to the head, neck, or other areas of the body. Concussions are caused by an acceleration, followed by a rapid deceleration of the brain within the skull. There are many symptoms that have…

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How Shockwave Therapy Works

We have been using Shockwave Therapy in SW Calgary for five years, and have seen how it can be an effective treatment for many issues. Shockwave can work on any region of the body that is lacking blood flow and has accumulated adhesions and/or calcification, but it is especially effective on tendons. Initially, Shockwave Therapy…

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