Booking in Calgary (587) 316 9322
Booking in Red Deer 587 802 3244 Edmonton (587) 410 4292

Kinesio Taping Peroneal Tendon Sublaxtion

What is Peroneal Tendon Subluxation? Peroneals are two muscles and tendons that stretch along the outer edge of your lower leg. Specifically, the peroneal tendons are enclosed in a fibrous tunnel that is attached behind the outside ankle bone. Peroneal Tendon Subluxation occurs when there is damage or injury Read more

Walking or Running: Which is Better?

Walking and running are the most popular physical activities. Both are excellent aerobic exercises. Both help promote weight loss, improve your sleep, elevate your mood, boost your energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The debate Walking and running Read more

Treating Compartment Syndrome with Massage Therapy

A compartment is a section within the body that contains muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Anatomical compartments are surrounded by fascia, or fibrous tissue. Compartments are present in all our limbs. The Syndrome Compartment Syndrome is a condition where pressure within one or more of the body's compartments becomes high. Read more

Protect Your Knee From Sports Damage

Sports like football, hockey and tennis require you to run at different speeds, using varying acceleration. Many times, you have to change direction while your foot is placed firmly on the ground. This causes stress to your knees and stretches the ligaments around your knees. Sometimes, this results Read more

5 Olympic Sports That Will Enhance Your Fitness

Sports persons don't just have good bodies. They are also fit and healthy, thanks to the overall strengthening and toning effects of playing sports. If you want more than just a hot bod and be really fit, you need to start playing one of these Olympic sports. 1. Kayaking Read more

All You Need To Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, or PFPS, is a type of knee pain that happens around or under the patella. The patella is the kneecap or the roundish-triangular part that you can feel when you touch your knee in the front. It is also commonly called 'runner's knee' as it Read more

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical Therapy

Erik Parkin Edmonton Physical Therapy, Edmonton Physiotherapy, HCR Solutions, Home Physical Therapy Calgary  1 Comment , , , , , , ,

Autism Spectrum Disorder How does Autism Spectrum Disorder affect motor movement?

We include movement in our social, emotional and physical lives from an early age. At 4 months, a child will kick their arms and legs when they see something funny or an 18 months old will bring their As the child grows, the length and complexity of movement sequences become more sophisticated. However, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often unable to coordinate the variety of movements that are required to accomplish these interactions, as seen from studying the home videos of ASD children in their infancy.

These differences in motor movement development are due to a lot of factors. Most children suffering from ASD find it difficult to coherently time, plan the sequence, and execute the movements in order to relay or do something, like reach for an object or crawl towards somebody. This may be affected by the fact that they have developed poor sensory processes and reflexes. The information that they receive from their environment may not be the same as is perceived by other children. They may be over or under sensitive to smell, light, touch, sound, sight or movement. A child with ASD is also likely to suffer from poor muscle development, meaning his muscle tone and stiffness are decreased. This may require the child to put in more effort and energy to move which in turn will delay its sensory and motor development.

Read more

Fracture Massage

Erik Parkin Edmonton Physical Therapy, Edmonton Physiotherapy, Home Physical Therapy Calgary , Message Therapy, Physical Therapy Edmonton 2 Comments , , ,

Fracture MassageA fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone which might be either completely broken, or partially cracked or bent. Depending on the severity of the fracture, the bone could break through the skin and be exposed, or could be contained within the flesh. Most fractures are also associated with other soft tissue injuries such as a ligament or tendon tear or nerve/vessel rupture. While most fractures occur as a result of impact force on the bone, bones may also break due to constant wear or weakening due to bone diseases.

Fractures might be accompanied by various signs and symptoms, even during the recovery period. Patients may experience swelling or accumulation of fluids (edema) at the site of injury. There might also be stiff joints and muscular pain and spasms associated with the area. The skin beneath the cast may show bruising or became dry and scaly.


When the fracture is immobilized, it is advised not to move muscles that are directly involved in the injury. The therapist may involve the distal muscles and joints in a series of restricted or free range of motions (ROM) to test for pain. Therapists must be gentle and not apply too much stress on the bone that is healing. In open fractures, therapy should be avoided until the skin has healed. Read more

Get rid of Varicose Veins with message therapy

Erik Parkin Edmonton Physical Therapy, Edmonton Physiotherapy, exercise therapy, Home Physical Therapy Calgary , Message Therapy, Physical Therapy Edmonton, physiotherapy 2 Comments , ,

massageWhat are varicose veins?

Varicose veins commonly appear later in adulthood, and mainly among people who have led a physically strenuous life. This condition often affects the superficial veins in the legs and ankles which become enlarged and maybe painful. They are usually not serious, but can lead to other health problems.

How does it happen?

The veins in the human body have one-way valves located at equal distances along its length that keep blood flowing from the legs to the heart and prevent backflow. However, under increased venous pressure, the valves malfunction and blood can flow back, impairing circulation. If the venous pressure continues to exist in the region, probably due to repeated activity owing to the nature of a person’s job or daily routine, the veins in the area begin to stretch and become swollen.

Habits and conditions that might lead to varicose veins include prolonged sitting, prolonged standing, sitting with legs crossed, excess weight, pregnancy, chronic constipation, heavy lifting, congenital diseases causing vein malformation, liver dysfunction and others.

Read more