Ankle sprains or strains
Arthritis of the neck, back, shoulders, hips, knees
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Hip replacement rehabilitation
Knee replacement rehabilitation
Low back pain
Meniscal injury or tear
Motor vehicle injuries
Muscle pull or tear
Patella femoral syndrome
Prolapsed or herniated disc
Repetitive strain injuries
Rotator cuff injury or tear
Tennis elbow or golfers elbow
TMJ pain (Jaw pain)
to see what general conditions that Physical Therapists treat if you are unsure of the name of your condition or if it is not listed here, contact Physiotherapy Alberta to find out how a physiotherapist can help.
At Timberlands Physiotherapy, we provide physical therapy with patient-centred care and a focus on etiology (problem causes) in order to prevent recurring pain to residents of Central Alberta.
More than 50 percent of Canadians experience back pain or neck pain at some point in their lives. Both conditions can take a serious toll on the quality of our lives and are major reasons for lost work days.
Our experienced physiotherapists will work with you to reduce or eradicate your pain by first ensuring that we determine the cause of your pain so steps can be taken to prevent recurring and unrelenting pain.
Numerous injuries fall into the categories of sprains, strains and fractures. Sprains happen when excessive force is applied to a joint and damage results to the ligaments that hold the bones together. Common areas of the body to sustain sprains are wrists, ankles, knees and fingers.
Strains refer to the tearing or stretching of muscles or tendons. The tendons connect the muscles to the bones.
Fractures are cracks or breaks in bones. They occur when more pressure is applied to the bone than it can withstand. Commonly, fractures are the result of falls.
At Timberlands Physiotherapy, we offer a course of therapy for fractures, sprains and strains to promote healing, reduce pain and restore functionality as quickly as possible.
Timberlands Physiotherapy works with low and medium level athletes from weekend marathoners to recreational sports participants. We work to reduce your pain and restore mobility so you are deprived of the quality of life you so deserve. We will also prescribe you a series of exercise that you can safely and effectively perform to help in keeping you free from injury. We will customize you a program of treatment to get you back to the recreational sport that you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Overuse injuries impact everyone from athletes to workers to gamers. In fact, they occur in anyone who uses one part of their body in a repetitive manner. Carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis and tendonitis are all examples of this disorder that means one part of the body is injured from over-exertion.
The pain is often focused on a joint and affects surrounding muscle, bone, tendon or bursa of the joint. Physical therapy is effective as a treatment for repetitive use injuries.
If you are awaiting surgery, there are certain musculoskeletal conditions that do better with a few sessions of exercises to get you better conditioned for post-operative rehabilitation. You will definitely stand a higher chance of adequate and full post-operative recovery with our personally tailored, data-driven pre-habilitation programs. Call us to find out more.
A series of research studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals confirms that patients who receive physical therapy both before and after surgery recover faster and more completely than those who do not.
If you are scheduled for joint replacement surgery in particular, make sure to work physical therapy into your recovery plan. We will collaborate with your medical team and help you to increase your strength and activity and return to your normal level of activity faster.
Both sudden and severe or chronic pain in the upper and lower extremities can dramatically impact your quality of life.
We work with effective therapies to quickly reduce inflammation and heal injuries so you can return to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.
These injuries can include fractures and dislocations, ligament and nerve injuries, wounds and scars, and muscular pain.
Another source of upper and lower extremity pain are conditions like rheumatic disease and arthritis.
Postural problems can be compounded when people overcompensate because of pain or injury thus creating new problems. We can study your gait and determine the root cause of any postural difficulties, use therapy to correct them, and avoid more problems in the long term.
Chronic headaches can be debilitating, deterring people from their normal daily routines and causing great pain.
There are several kinds of headaches, such as tension and cluster headaches, sinus, and migraine. Sometimes a headache can also be a warning sign of a serious health issue.
Physiotherapy and relaxation techniques have been found in many cases to be successful in alleviating the pain of chronic headaches and preventing them from re-occurring.
Pain and problems in the head, face and jaw can be triggered by everything from trauma and stress to clenching or grinding teeth, arthritis or congenital issues.
At Timberlands Physiotherapy, we will work to help you recover from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and pain. After working with you to determine contributing factors to your condition, we will deliver physiotherapy designed to reduce inflammation, restore function, and regenerate injured tissues.
Clients suffering from jaw pain may also experience tooth pain, neck or throat pain, dizziness, headaches and even numbness of the face and head.
Patients recovering from diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous system can be assisted in the recovery of functionality and improved balance with our designated physical therapies.
We are also experienced in treating patients with head injuries, post stroke rehabilitation, amputation rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, and other conditions requiring neurological rehabilitation.
Following a motor vehicle accident, it is essential to have physical therapy to repair and strengthen damaged tissues. Delaying this step can prolong your recovery period.
Our physiotherapists will work with your medical team. We assess your injury and provide pain relief and therapy to reduce swelling. Our therapy will help to decrease painful muscle spasms and allow you to heal.
Our Physiotherapists use a hand-on approach. Manual therapy is a hands-on
approach that physiotherapists use in their treatment of musculoskeletal
conditions. Techniques include mobilization or manipulation of joints and
soft tissues to improve pain, and restore range of motion and function.
Our experienced and licensed physiotherapists will work to provide rehabilitation services to injured workers and help them return to their jobs as quickly as possible. We direct bill to Workers Compensation Board (WCB Alberta).
Our physiotherapists can examine a workplace and identify risk factors that will ultimately lead to injuries, minimizing claims and costs in lost time for employers. We also offer assistance in determining if a musculoskeletal disorder is likely work-related.
IF YOU NEED OTHER AREAS OF CARE BEYOND OUR EXPERTISE, WE WILL REFER YOU ON TO OTHER PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS IN TOWN WHO ARE EXPERIENCED IN YOUR AREA OF NEED.