Our Physiotherapy Services

At Calgary Core Physiotherapy, we focus on getting to the core issues of your injury, instead of just putting “bandaids” on your pain.

Our personalized treatment approach involves:

  • Attentively listening to you regarding your pain and problems, and performing a thorough evaluation of your injury
  • Gathering all pertinent information and providing you with a diagnosis
  • Teaching you about your injury and answering any questions you may have
  • Choosing and combining the most effective treatments to help you get better and faster, using our experience and knowledge of up-to-date research
  • Communicating with your existing health care team, or when necessary, providing you a referral to our strong network of sports medicine and pain physicians, podiatrists, registered massage therapists, Pilates instructors, Yoga instructors, and personal fitness trainers

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy treatments at our clinic incorporate a combination of the most up-to-date and effective therapies, specially tailored to get you better, faster.

Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy

Massage and Soft Tissue TherapyWhile we are not massage therapists, physiotherapists apply various advanced massage and soft tissue techniques targeting injured tissues to promote healing. At Calgary Core Physiotherapy, we believe in a “hands-on” approach to treatment.

Joint Manipulation and Mobilization

Manual TherapyJoint manipulation involves a quick, but small thrust to a joint (eg. neck, back, ankle, elbow) to provide immediate pain relief and improved mobility. Joint mobilization is a slower movement of a joint in a specific direction.

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)IMS involves the careful insertion of acupuncture needles into tight muscle bands or trigger points to stimulate a “twitch” response in the muscle. This stimulation causes a reflex relaxation of the muscle with the goal of alleviating pain, muscle tightness, and improved movement.

Exercise Prescription

Exercise PrescriptionYour physiotherapist will carefully analyze any imbalances or deficiencies in your muscles, joints, nerves, and overall movement. We provide you with a customized exercise program to improve your injury condition by addressing your flexibility, strength, stability, balance, coordination, and any sport-specific skills.

Class IV Laser Therapy

Class IV Laser TherapyClass IV Laser Therapy is advanced, non-invasive laser energy used to accelerate healing of injured tissues. Supported by laboratory and clinical research, this form of treatment can help alleviate your pain, reduce inflammation, and speed up recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.

Ultrasound-Guided Prolotherapy (PRP)

ProlotherapyProlotherapy is a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment involving injections of chronically injured ligaments and tendons provided by a medical professional. Prolotherapy involves the injection of hypertonic dextrose, mixed with local anesthetic.

Ultrasound-Guided Platelet Rich Plasma

Ultrasound-Guided Platelet Rich PlasmaPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is the injection of your own concentrated platelets and growth factors, the building blocks for healing, into damaged ligaments or tendons, or arthritic joints. At our clinic, a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine is used during the procedure to accurately guide the needle placement into the damaged tissue.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical AcupunctureMedical Acupuncture is the blending of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine to treat orthopaedic conditions. Your physiotherapist will insert acupuncture needles into acupuncture points that are specifically chosen for your injury to provide you with pain relief and improved healing.

Sport-specific and Post-operative Rehabilitation

Sport-Specific and Post-Operative RehabilitationWhether you’re a competitive or recreational athlete, your physiotherapist will work closely with your coaches, training program, or personal goals to get you back on track as soon as possible. If you have undergone surgery, your physiotherapist will provide you with optimal treatment and exercise progression in your rehabilitation.

Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)™

Muscle Activation Techniques (TM)Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)™ is an advanced manual therapy technique designed to identify and correct muscular imbalances by improving stability in the muscular system. The fundamental principle of MAT is that muscle tightness is secondary to muscle weakness.

X-ray, Ultrasound, or MRI Referral

X-Ray, MRI, UltrasoundYour physiotherapist will determine if an x-ray, ultrasound, or MRI referral is warranted or necessary for your injury condition. These diagnostic imaging tests can assist in gaining further information to confirm a diagnosis and course of treatment.

Better Back pain program

Calgary Low Back Pain Back ProgramWith their many years of experience, the clinicians at Calgary Core Physiotherapy have helped many Calgary Low Back Pain patients resolve their recurrent or chronic low back problems.  The Calgary Core Physio Better Back Pain Program is specially tailored to each patient, and has proven to be effective for so many Calgary Back Pain sufferers.

healthy knee program

Calgary Healthy Knee Program | Calgary Core PhysiotherapyAt Calgary Core Physiotherapy, we love helping patients with their knee injuries.  Whether it is an acute knee injury, knee pain that you have been struggling with for years, or following knee surgery, our physiotherapists have years of extensive experience working with knees.  The Calgary Core Physio Healthy Knee Program involves attentive, efficient, and individualized care for your knee problem.


If you are suffering Low Back Pain in Calgary, call us for more information on any of our Calgary Physiotherapy programs Please feel free to give our clinic a call at (403) 455-4010 or email us at info@calgarycorephysio.ca if you have questions about our programs.