If last week taught us anything, it was that winter is heading our way and quickly!! Are you ready? We are here to help you be as prepared as possible. Do you need to winterize your air boot? We have insulating toe wraps and waterproof booties for your aircast.
To make sure you don't slip and fall when using your cane or crutches, be sure to come in and pick up an ice pick that clamps onto your walking aid and can be easily flipped up out of the way when indoors.
Physiotherapy is a beautiful combination of many body healing techniques. With each individual, I can work with him/her to find the best combination of therapy techniques to find the recipe for success. Some individuals benefit from precise exercise programs, some acupuncture and manual therapy, some need advice or a better understanding of how their body works under the skin layer, and some learn relaxation techniques to help settle the monkey mind (and related muscle tension!) within this busy world. The combinations of tools from our physiotherapy tool boxes are endless and continually growing.
2. What is your favorite product to suggest for patients?
The Spiky Ball! There is nothing better than being able to release muscle tension at your own leisure and in your own home.
3. What do love most about working at Beaumont Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic?
Both the staff and patients are so caring, warm and...
Susan Wilkinson has been practicing at Beaumont Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic since 1995 and has been practicing Physiotherapy since 1993. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical therapy. She completed her advanced exam in manual and manipulation therapy in 2003; this is an internationally recognized certification. Susan also became certified in Intramuscular Stimulation(IMS) in 2011.
What do you enjoy the most about being a physio?
I get to meet a lot of interesting people from different walks of life but the most rewarding aspect of my job is helping people return to daily activities, sport or play. I tell my clients it is a two-way street; if they feel good then so do I.
Why is Beaumont special to you?
Beaumont has great community spirit! I have had the privilege of working in Beaumont for 20 years and in that time I have seen the town grow exponentially but it maintains a great sense of community where neighbors know each other and he...
Gabrielle Cave has been the owner of Beaumont Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic since 2013 and has been practicing at the clinic since 2004. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 2003.
Why did you become a Physiotherapist?
Growing up I played a lot of competitive sports and I experienced many knee injuries. Between regular physiotherapy attendance for these injuries, and having an aunt who is a physiotherapist, I was exposed to the benefits of physiotherapy for both treating injuries that have already occurred and for preventing future injuries. I love seeing how treatment can help patients enjoy life to the fullest and not be held back.
Why is Beaumont special to you?
When I started working in Beaumont in 2004, I was quickly drawn to the small town feel. Treating patients and then seeing their trust in me to treat their entire family over the years is a special experience. Being here and watchin...
Recognizing and Addressing Common Running Injuries
June 1st is Global Running Day. It is also a great day to lace up your runners, grab a friend, co-worker, or your dog and start building up your momentum for the season!
Are you a runner? Or are you thinking of trying out running to see if it is something you like? Running is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise and requires minimal equipment, thus making it easy to perform anywhere at anytime. Unfortunately runners are not exempt from injury. Physiotherapy is very beneficial to helping you return to the activity you love as quickly as possible whilst minimizing the chance of re-injury.
Here are some common running injuries. It is a good idea to know them so that you recognize early signs of these injuries which will allow you to receive early intervention.
Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome):
This is a general term given to pain felt around the knee and patella that is felt with running or activity requiring re...
Physiotherapy is also called physical therapy. It is the study of how and why the body moves and functions the way that is does. Physiotherapy involves treating any dysfunction that prevents the body from moving or functioning in its most optimal way. Sometimes these dysfunctions result in decreased range of motion, decreased strength or pain with movement.
Physiotherapy is performed by physiotherapists. Physiotherapists are highly trained qualified professionals and are considered movement specialists and experts in their field. In order to work in Alberta, physiotherapists must complete a university degree in physiotherapy and pass the national licensing exam. Physiotherapists use scientific evidence and a safe hands-on approach to help restore your body to its full function. As physiotherapists, we identify the cause of a dysfunction by a thorough assessment that includes history-taking and physical examination. Once the cause of the dysfunction has been identified, we then advise t...
Over one-third of seniors fall each year. A fall can result in minor injuries such as cuts or bruises to severe injuries such as fractures or a head injury that can further impact functional activity. Your local physiotherapist is trained to assess the risks associated with falling such as strength, flexibility, balance and walking patterns. As physiotherapists, it is important for us to ensure that members of our community in Beaumont have access to helpful tips that can reduce their risk of a fall and subsequently their risk of injury.
Firstly, wear adequate and supportive footwear. Be sure to have shoes with heel support that fit snug to your foot. Make sure to have laces tied prior to movement. In wintertime, wear shoes or boots with a good grip or wear studded galoshes over your shoe for grip.In your home, check floors for obstacles regularly that may be in a walkway or high traffic area. Wipe up spills quickly to avoid slipping and check that area rugs are securely fixed to the...
Golf season is already upon us! As a golfer it is a great idea to make sure that you remember some key tasks in order to prevent injury so that you do not miss any time in this short Alberta season.
Firstly, proper attire is key to a successful season. Being comfortable when golfing can be challenging when the weather changes so rapidly. It is important to carry multiple layers of protective clothing in your golf bag including lightweight materials to help wick moisture away and a waterproof layer for those sporadic rain showers.
Whether you are walking the course or taking a cart, essential supportive footwear is required. Be sure to measure your foot size annually and change your footwear as soon as it becomes worn. Incorrect footwear can increase your risk of lower body injury due to misalignment and poor biomechanics during your swing and when walking.
Do you require orthotics in your golf shoes? An orthotic that is custom made for your golf shoe will enable to you to be sure you're...