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Located in the heart of downtown Ponoka, Ponoka Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic is like no other medical or physical therapy office. The environment at Ponoka Physiotherapy is energetic and vibrant. Our goal is to get you moving again, be it after an injury, an accident, or any sort of disorder. We treat and prepare you as if you are planning for a major sporting event, even if that event is as simple as needing to walk a block pain free again.
We can help treat any condition - whether they are chronic or recovering from an injury or illness.
Our experienced physiotherapists conduct assessments using detailed history-taking as well as specific physical tests and measures, such as flexibility or range of motion.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
Physiotherapy deals with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain and promoting health in individuals.
Exercises are an essential component to the recovery process of patients with musculature conditions. If you want your life back, you will have to do the right kind of exercises with your physiotherapist.
Ponoka Physiotherapy has served injured workers from the Western Canadian Provinces and is accredited to provide services for WCB Alberta. We have gained the trust of WCB Alberta since 1991 to return their injured workers back to work in a timely fashion.
Complete Concussion Management is a leader in research driven concussion management. We have therefore aligned with Complete Concussion Management to offer the very best in research-proven concussion treatment and rehabilitation in Central Alberta.
All of us have pulled a back muscle at some point, needing to spend a day or two cozied up to an ice pack and a heating pad. But when serious back and lower body pain, as well as stiffness or numbness problems, make it hard to function, you may well have sciatica.
By the time people seek treatment for their neck pain and headaches, it’s not because of the occasional twinge, but rather for problems that have lasted several months. Common complaints include migraines and tension headaches, not being able to turn one’s head fully, all-over neck soreness, stabbing pain localized to one spot on the neck, or pain that radiates as far down as the fingertips.
Shoulders: We carry the weight of the world on them, but don’t spend a lot of time trying to figure them out. Yet our shoulders are each incredibly complicated joint systems. The positive aspect of this complexity is that your shoulders allow your body to undertake an amazing range of activities. On the down side, when something goes wrong with one or both of them, it can be complicated to treat on your own.
Your hips and knees: they’re the largest joints in your body, connecting a large number of muscles, bones and ligaments. That means that much of the daily abuse that your body takes can ultimately impact your hips and knees. And when these crucial joints begin to show strain, it can become difficult to move much at all — at least without pain.
Because your hands and arms are so interconnected, a task or injury that involves one part, such as your lower arm, can end up causing everything from finger numbness to elbow pain.
Our feet bear the brunt of everything we do in our daily lives once we’re upright. They absorb the shock impact of all of the steps, stumbles and heavy jogging strikes that we ask of them. And, of course, we often “ask” this while wearing high heels, or other footwear with virtually no support where it’s needed.
Diseases and injuries to the nervous system can have dramatic effects across the body affecting ones ability to function. Simple tasks can become extremely difficult and one’s independence can be lost. The nervous system controls the muscles of the body, joint movements, balance and coordination. It is important to note that with the right kind of therapy you can improve your level of function, relieve pain, improve your balance, enhance walking and safety.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a serious athlete, sports injuries are a fact of life. A twisted ankle or an aching back can usually be treated at home. But for those breaks and tears that call for immediate medical attention, or those pains that just aren’t going away, physiotherapy is often a critical part of the healing process.
Bad falls are a constant worry for seniors and others who have physical challenges. And those worries aren’t unfounded. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and serious health problems in Canada.
Whether you experience them independently or at the same time, dizziness and vertigo both stem from similar issues involving your inner ear and your vision tracking systems. Dizziness stems from a “disconnect” between these systems and your joints and muscles. Vertigo is believed to happen if the tiny crystals that are located in your inner ear become dislodged. This displacement leads to bouts of extreme disorientation when you move your head.
Do you suffer from headaches, grinding of your teeth, clicking of your jaw or even ear pain? These can all be signs of Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, also known as the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). This a disorder of the jaw muscles and nerves caused by injury to the TMJ, which is the joint between your jaw and skull.
As your surgery nears, getting through the operation itself is probably all that’s on your mind. But once you’ve successfully cleared that hurdle, you may find that the real work is about to begin. No matter how much of a miracle worker your surgeon is, that skillful work can be undone without proper post-surgical rehabilitation.
To put it succinctly, prehab shortens rehab. For patients who have pre-planned joint replacements or other reparative operations, pre-surgical rehabilitation helps reduce the time and challenges of post-surgery rehabilitation.
It’s something that anyone who’s ever been in a motor vehicle accident knows all too well: That life-saving trip to the emergency room is often only the first step in the long road to recovery. Injuries from car accidents can impact your life for months or years after the initial incidents.
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