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


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

The Power of Pelvic Health

Understanding your pelvic floor can change your life.  Seriously! Whether it’s giving your postpartum body some much-deserved attention or facing frustrations with the pee leaks head-on (aka stress incontinence), there’s never a downfall to focusing on our pelvic health.  Over a third of women experience a problem with their pelvic floor muscles within their lifetime.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
August 16, 2021

Strong. Stronger.

Optimize client Julienne opens up about injury, mental health and trusting the process. Running will be there when you’re ready to return to it. CrossFit will be there when you’re ready to return to it. And like any muscle, the belief that this is true can be exercised to get stronger too. After a series

By Optimize Physiotherapy
July 15, 2021

Control to Chaos: A Return to Sport Continuum

“This type of injury usually lasts 4-6 weeks.”“This could take anywhere from 6-12 months”“When can you run again? Well, that depends…”All phrases you wish you could push back into your physiotherapist’s mouth! After an injury disrupts your sport performance the shortest path back to function is thebest one, right? Almost. The ultimate goal of rehabilitation

By Optimize Physiotherapy
July 6, 2021

Swing. Swing again.

Golf Performance Coach Jordan Jeske shares his formula for making the most of every moment—on and off the golf course. To Jordan, golf is a test of character. The game is challenging, egos are fragile, and sometimes, outcomes go exactly the opposite way you want them to go. Still, he gives the game his all.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
June 15, 2021