General – Faq

Those who benefit most from Physical Therapy are individuals who are in need of restoring injured body parts, increasing flexibility, or building strength. We also help improve posture, which if left uncorrected can cause damaging musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, we help patients who have undergone surgeries and who are in need of therapy to regain optimal physical functionality.

Please bring any records from your previous doctor, a list of your medications, allergies and a list of prior doctors. We also recommend bringing in a list of any questions or concerns you may have. Please make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you can provide us the necessary paperwork and insurance information to put you in our system. To save time, you can also print the Intake Forms located on our forms page, and bring them completed to your appointment.

We highly recommend you bring comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing or athletic wear to our physical rehab clinic because oftentimes we will be stretching or exercising you. Your clothes should also allow us to evaluate your area of injury, so please dress accordingly. As for footwear, we suggest comfortable, closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers. If you have any questions, please contact us prior to your first appointment.

The initial visit takes a little longer than the subsequent visits due to the paperwork that you need to fill out, in addition to the completion of the assessment process. Normally, appointments are usually between 30 and 60 minutes.

You will need to attend physical therapy sessions until you and your therapist decide that you have reached your desired level of function or that further therapy would not be beneficial. Often therapy will also be monitored by your physician.

Again that depends on the same factors associated with how long treatment will take. We make a treatment plan for you, which includes follow up and regular maintenance visits to our physical rehab clinic. If at any point you feel like you are not progressing at a satisfactory rate, we will collaborate with you and modify your treatment plan. We will always keep you informed as well about your progress.

After your initial evaluation we will send a copy of the examination to your doctor along with progress notes at regular intervals.

We will make every attempt to schedule you with the therapist you desire to see. However, there may be times when another physical therapist will treat you to accommodate your schedule. All of our physical therapists are fully-licensed and enjoy delivering high-quality care.

Generally, most insurance companies pay for physical  therapy. We recommend that you call the benefit number listed on your insurance card to check on your insurance benefits before you start therapy.

You do not need a physician referral to see a physiotherapist in Alberta. However  some insurance carriers might need a physician’s referral for reimbursement.

There are many “triggers” of migraine headaches, such as bright light, alcohol, lack of sleep, and hormones, among others. But migraine triggers do not deal with the underlying cause for migraines. That can be more difficult to pinpoint.

One thing we know is that migraine sufferers commonly have poor neck posture or reduced range of motion. And it is estimated that 64 percent of migraine attacks involve neck pain. If your migraines are associated with neck pain, our program may offer effective treatment.

If you’re unsure about your migraine source, we are pleased to help you determine that at your initial evaluation to see if our program is right for you

Absolutely. If you are still experiencing pain or physical limitations after back or neck surgery, the rehabilitation program may help you overcome these issues. In fact, we partner with a large number of surgeons and hospitals who refer both pre- and post-surgical patients to the Physiotherapy Program,

After surgery, a key to your rapid healing is starting a rehabilitation process that directly engages the affected area. This is what the  physiotherapy is designed to do. The benefits of physiotherapy are many, and include early mobilization of affected muscles, pain reduction, minimized scar tissue in injured area, minimized shortening of muscles, increased range of motion, shortened recovery time, reduced persistent disability and reduced psychological barriers to recovery.

Our treatment program is supervised by licensed physiotherapist. We would monitor progress by rotinue evaluations of mobility, range of motion and pain. After an extensive evaluation process, your physician will be contacted if there are contraindiations to physiotherapy or if you need to be referred for further medical investigations.

DISC – Faq

At least 90 percent of patients with disc herniations will not require surgery. Disc herniations heal just like other injuries heal.

Most disc herniations are gradually reabsorbed by the body — even extruded discs (free fragments).

By making your body more resistant to injury. At Momentum Rehabilitation, we help you to optimize your spinal fitness (strength, flexibility, endurance) thus reducing your chances of future problems.

Like all living tissue, a disc needs a mechanism to get nutrition and to remove waste products. In the human disc, this process is accomplished by diffusion. Nutrients from the surrounding bony vertebra diffuse into the discs and waste products diffuse out. People with painful backs or necks tend to “protect” the area by not moving, thus lessening the normal pumping mechanism and hindering diffusion. Failure of the pumping mechanism results in adverse biochemical changes in the disc which may increase pain.

At Momentum spine and sport physiotherapy clinic, we help patients to increase fluid exchange in the disc with special equipment and exercises, thus improving the health of those discs.

At Momentum Rehabilitation we have specific treatment protocols for disc herniation’s. Using special, scientifically-based equipment to isolate the area we can effectively treat damaged discs. The goals of treatment are to speed up healing and, just as important,  to strengthen your spine so the problem won’t happen again.