Our SW Calgary Physiotherapists are expertly trained in correcting pain and dysfunction in the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments that keep us moving. Injuries and imbalances caused by every day stresses can be fixed with the unique approach of our physiotherapy team. Our physiotherapists use a combination of manual techniques such as active release and graston, needling, Class IV Deep Tissue Laser, Shockwave therapy, and other modalities. Encompass Sports Therapy offers all in one pricing, meaning that no matter how many tools and techniques our physiotherapists use to get you better, you always pay the same price.
What happens on your first visit?
On your first visit, our physiotherapist will ask questions about your symptoms, and perform a complete biomechanical, functional, and neurological assessment to determine the cause of your pain, limitation, or dysfunction. Once the condition has been diagnosed, they will design a treatment plan to improve mobility and strength, and decrease pain. In most cases, our physiotherapists will provide treatment on the first visit. The only exception to this would be cases where the patient’s symptoms indicate a more serious underlying medical condition. Luckily, our physiotherapy team is expertly trained to ensure that cases that require further imaging or management are referred to the proper healthcare professional.
What makes our physiotherapists different?
Our Calgary physiotherapists offer one on one, personalized sessions using a variety of techniques. All of our therapists are fully certified in IMS/Dry Needling, acupuncture, Shockwave therapy, Kinesiotaping, manual therapies, and Laser Therapy. By combining these skills, they are able to get fast, effective results for their patients, and help educate them to prevent future injury. Unlike big box physiotherapy clinics that double and triple book and treat in an open concept space, our treatments are always one on one and in a private room. If a physiotherapist wants to show a patient stretches or exercises, we have a fully equipped rehab space that can be accessed by our practitioners. But, the majority of our treatments are hands on, in private, and are always geared towards getting patients better as quickly as possible.
What is the difference between chiropractic and physiotherapy?
A good chiropractor and a good physiotherapists are actually quite similar. Both provide hands on, one on one treatment. Both are educated in multiple treatment techniques, and both are able to customize treatment to fit a patient’s specific condition. All of our physiotherapists and chiropractors are similarly trained. The one difference might be that chiropractors are able to adjust, which might be more beneficial for acute, joint-related injuries, while physiotherapists have more experience with rehabilitation, and might be the better option for a more long term, lingering issue. A lot of our patients actually seek out both therapies; chiropractic for their acute pain, and physiotherapists to rehab and better prevent future injury.
What days are our physiotherapists available?
Encompass Sports Therapy offers physiotherapy services from 7am to 7pm Monday through Thursday, 7am to 530pm on Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Our SW Calgary physiotherapists are always accepting new patients, and you can check their availability by clicking our Book Online tab or by calling the clinic at 403-249-4544. Encompass Sports Therapy direct bills to most insurance plans.