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Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Achilles Tendinitis

Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Achilles Tendinitis

| September 9, 2015 | Reply

Your Achilles tendon is a wide tendon that anchors your two calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to your heel. This tendon can be prone to injury due to the large weight load that is put through it. When you add in things like a lack of flexibility, repetitive movements, poor foot mechanics (supination or pronation), and the incline you are walking up, you are putting that tendon in an injury stress zone.

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Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Work Ergonomics

Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Work Ergonomics

| July 13, 2015 | Reply

Life can chip away at our posture and we are most times not even aware of it. Over time this poor posture can lead to headaches, decreased neck range of motion and pain as well as pain between your shoulder blades. These gradual postural changes accumulate over time and lead to chronic problems.

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Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Sciatica

Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Sciatica

| June 29, 2015 | Reply

Sciatica is something that many people have heard of even if it is not something that they have experienced themselves. The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain that generally presents itself as tingling, numbness or weakness, burning or sharp pain in the buttock and down the leg. At Capilano Rehab Centre spinal decompression therapy is one of the ways that we can help your sciatic pain. Spinal Decompression allows the normal disc space to be regained taking the pressure off of your nerve root that is causing your sciatic pain.

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Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Knee Replacement Recovery

Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Knee Replacement Recovery

| June 15, 2015 | Reply

Knee replacements have become a very successful operation for most candidates. Total Knee Replacements can be an effective and worthwhile way to increase your quality of life. My own grandfather has had both of his knees replaced and even decided to learn how to snowboard after his first one! After your specialist makes your knee all shiny and new, it is now up to you and your Physiotherapist to make sure it moves and gets strong. Capilano Rehab Centre offers a specialized treatment plan for your needs as you recover from your knee surgery. Call 780-466-1104 to book an appointment and get started on your physiotherapy treatment!

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Injury Time Out With Capilano Rehab Centre: FIFA comes to Edmonton

Injury Time Out With Capilano Rehab Centre: FIFA comes to Edmonton

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

In a few days, Edmonton and Canada will welcome the world to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. From June 6-July 5, 2015, Edmonton will host 11 matches at Commonwealth Stadium and we will all cheer on Canadian Captain Christine Sinclair and her teammates. Go Canada Go! Girls’ soccer will be front and center for the next month and like other elite level sports, there unfortunately will also be many sprains and strains.

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Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Don’t Throw Your Arm Out!

Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Don’t Throw Your Arm Out!

| May 12, 2015 | Reply

The amount of stress that is put through your shoulder when you whip a baseball is significant. The act of throwing requires the use of your deltoids, supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles in your shoulder (referred to as your rotator cuff) and your biceps and triceps muscles in your arm. The repetitive motion of throwing can lead to a variety of injuries in your shoulder. Luckily for you Capilano Rehab Centre has a variety of treatments that our trained Physical Therapists can choose from to create an injury recovery program specifically for your sore shoulder or elbow.

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