Optimize your spine

Whether you’re a CrossFit athlete throwing 250 lbs over your head or picking up your infant child from the crib, you need healthy movement and mobility in your spine. One of the first places we start in the clinic when we want to optimize your spine’s function is core activation. We also factor in glute

By Optimize Physiotherapy
June 13, 2024

9 Strength Building Exercises For Runners

Have you been thinking about taking up running? Are you dreaming about zipping through the Edmonton River Valley, taking in all the gorgeous scenery while getting into great physical shape? What better way to spend a sunny day than that! Running is one of the most popular activities, likely because of its simplicity and accessibility.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
May 8, 2024

Supporting Your Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

The Benefits of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Care In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Pelvic Health among healthcare professionals, including Physiotherapists and Chiropractors, who are now dedicating more attention to this area of health to better support pregnant and postpartum patients.  At Optimize Physiotherapy, some of our practitioners are exploring

By Optimize Physiotherapy
March 14, 2024

How Concussion Rehab Improves Safety and Efficiency to Return to Sport

After an injury, athletes often come into the clinic to recover from the sprain, strain, or break. While getting you back to peak performance is our goal, Concussion Assessment and Treatment are other aspects of recovery we often look at.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
February 15, 2024

Recovery After a Motor Vehicle Accident

At Optimize, we understand that your health is the most significant concern after a motor vehicle accident. Numerous studies show the importance of receiving prompt and appropriate care after an MVA, not only to address immediate concerns but also to prevent the onset of chronic pain and expedite the overall recovery process.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
January 10, 2024

Let’s talk about Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Your Temporomandibular joint, also known as your “TMJ”, is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. The main function of the Temporomandibular joint is to facilitate the movement of your lower jaw. A key part in speaking, and chewing, dysfunction in this joint can be very painful and frustrating to live with.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
April 12, 2023

Optimize Your Postpartum Life

At Optimize, we believe our postpartum friends deserve more than a 6-week check-up when it comes to recovery after pregnancy and childbirth. Our chiropractor, Dr. Gillian Altheim, is certified in postpartum exercise rehabilitation through GrowCo. GrowCo experts fill the gap by providing a comprehensive postpartum checkup and progressive healing. This is done through group-based rehab

By Optimize Physiotherapy
January 17, 2023

Rehab after injury

Dealing with a sports injury can be a daunting and frustrating process. When your sport is a central part of your identity, being away from training and competition becomes not just a physical challenge, but a mental one, too. The rehab process after a sports injury is comprehensive and focused on getting you back to

By Optimize Physiotherapy
November 26, 2022

Breaking Down the Deadlift

In general, the goal of weightlifting is to set the body in a strong position and then maintain that position while moving the weight. This concept comes into practice when doing a deadlift. Deadlifting can feel scary due to old misconceptions and poor training methodology. By breaking down the actual movement and learning how to

By Optimize Physiotherapy
October 17, 2022

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