Say it Loud!

Pelvic Health Deserves our Attention We’re here to slay the stigma. Despite how far we’ve come in understanding our bodies and minds better, women’s health is still often shrouded in secrecy and sensitivity. So much so, that many women are unaware of the pelvic physiotherapy treatments available to them—and suffer in silence.  Optimize Physiotherapy is

By Optimize Physiotherapy
September 15, 2022

Surprise Me

I am rarely surprised by many things but someone recently told me “I got my ACL repaired years ago and never did any physio after” – let’s just say my jaw dropped to the floor. This individual sitting in front of me wasn’t even here to talk about their knee. Letting that tiny little detail

By Optimize Physiotherapy
August 15, 2022

Get out!

Boost Your Body and Mind—Exercise Outside  Walking. Jogging. Running. Hiking. Sashaying. Whatever your style, most of us know that taking your steps outside is good for your heart, body, mood, and mind. In fact, a UK study of 50,000 walkers—a variety of ages of men and women—found that walking briskly on the regular translates to

By Optimize Physiotherapy
July 17, 2022

Chiropractic at optimize

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts who focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of joint and soft tissue disorders of the body. Our goal is to help individuals become free of pain, improve their mobility, and live healthier and happier lives. To become a chiropractor, it takes at least 7 years of schooling (who knew!) and

By Optimize Physiotherapy
May 16, 2022

Prehab’s the Word 

Tend to Yourself to Prevent Tendonitis While humans can’t actually hibernate, in the coldest months of the year, it almost feels like we do. We hunker down against the treacherous weather outside and preserve our energies as we await warmer months. Now that the time is finally here, we’re more than ready to get back

By Optimize Physiotherapy
May 1, 2022

Physical Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation

“I feel like the room is spinning around me, what is happening and is there anything I can do?” What you are experiencing is vertigo. It may be a specific type of vertigo known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Let us break down what these words mean: Benign: not life threatening Paroxysmal: comes on

By Optimize Physiotherapy
April 14, 2022

Reaction Time

Taking Care of Yourself After a Car Accident It happens. And it sucks.  With around 18,000 Albertans sustaining injury every year because of motor vehicle accidents, many of us know the stress and pain they can cause. Edmonton roads are no picnic, and sometimes, slipping and sliding is unavoidable despite how cautious we are. At

By Optimize Physiotherapy
March 1, 2022

Push Play

Pelotons Aren’t Going Anywhere From making hearts stop in the Sex and the City reboot to conquering Instagram feeds to being the most coveted piece of technology to take up space in your home, the bike with the big screen has us asking: Is it exercise…or a way of life?! People who ride Pelotons have

By Optimize Physiotherapy
January 15, 2022

Fascia.

More likely than not, you’ve heard this word being thrown around if you’ve seen a physiotherapist, massage therapist, osteopath, or any natural health practitioner.  So, do you know what fascia is and how influential it is to our everyday life? What is fascia and why is it so important?  Fascia is a connective tissue that connects

By Optimize Physiotherapy
January 1, 2022

Matthew’s Story

MY STORY WITH MS Hello,  my name is Matthew Lahey. I am a 36 year old accountant, proudly from the most-eastern part of the most-eastern province in Canada. After way too many years of partying, I thought my lifestyle was starting to catch up with me. In 2016 I had my first encounter with health

By Optimize Physiotherapy
August 24, 2021