How can physio help with back & neck pain?

If you have been experiencing back and neck pain, one of our professional physiotherapists (PTs) at Speers Health Clinics can help you by performing the following:

  • a proper assessment to determine an accurate diagnosis
  • properly educating you on all aspects surrounding your diagnosis
  • providing evidence-based treatments to allow you to achieve your treatment goals
  • referring you to another health care professional as needed to most-effectively achieve your goals

To book an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists, contact us by email or call 403.556.9911.


Physiotherapy fall prevention tips for Seniors

During the winter months, especially, more than 1 in 3 elderly Canadians (ages 65 and older) are more prone to falling, according to the Canadian Association of Physiotherapy (CPA). It’s estimated that 50% of those who fall will suffer from moderate to severe injuries (sprains, hip fractures, or head traumas) that can permanently reduce their mobility and independence.

In the CPA’s article, “Preventing Falls: Physiotherapists Provide Tips for Seniors”, more than 90% of incidents that result in injuries are predictable and preventable. Studies show that modifying the home and reducing hazards in the community, such as proper snow and ice removal in the winter months, can reduce the risk of falls by half.

When these falls occur however, even when preventative measures have been taken, physiotherapists (PTs) can help. PTs not only treat injuries, they also teach you how to prevent the onset of pain or injury that can limit your ability. A PT can help evaluate the home environment to identify ways to prevent unnecessary accidents.

Due to the fear of falling, there are many seniors that imprison themselves in their homes. By doing this, they lose the physical benefits of normal activities and may compromise balance and muscle strength, putting themselves at even greater risk of falling, even at home. A targeted physiotherapy treatment program can help maintain or regain strength, flexibility, and endurance in a way that still feels safe and secure.

A PT can develop a treatment program based on the seniors’ medical history in order to maintain or regain strength, flexibility, and endurance in a way that still feels safe and secure. The PT will determine a general physical condition and will conduct a series of tests specifically designed to measure strength, flexibility, balance and walking. After determining any limitations, a program of exercises and activities will be prescribed with an overall goal of improving physical function.

To learn more about preventing falls and how physiotherapy can help with the prevention, check out the full article from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

To book an appointment with one of our skilled PTs, contact our friendly staff by email or call 403.556.9911.


SHC offers Dry Needling & Direct Billing!

In the past few months, we’re excited to have been able to add IMS / Dry Needling and Direct Billing as offerings for our valued customers.

To learn more about the Dry Needling that our skilled physiotherapist, Loida Mata offers as part of her physiotherapist treatment services, review our article, SHC offers new service – Dry Needling.

To see the list of insurance companies that are included in the Direct Billing for our valued customers through TELUS Health eClaims, check out the article, We now offer Direct Billing!

To book an appointment for dry needling with Loida, or for answers to any questions you may have about Direct Billing, contact our friendly staff by email or call 403.556.9911.


Season’s Greetings & SHC holiday hours

As the year comes to a close, our team at Speers Health Clinics (SHC) wants to thank you for your continued patronage. It’s been a pleasure caring for our many clients this year and we look forward to seeing you in the year to come!

SHC will be closed during the holidays on Christmas Eve (December 24), Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 25), and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2019). Otherwise, we will be open during our regular business hours.

Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous 2019.


We now offer Direct Billing!

Speers Health Clinics is proud to offer Direct Billing to insurance companies for our valued customers through TELUS Health eClaims.

Here is a list of the participating insurance companies offered through this service:

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian
  • Great-West Life
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Group
  • Manion
  • Manulife
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Sun Life Financial

To learn more, or to book an appointment with one of our skilled physiotherapists, contact our friendly staff by email or at 403.556.9911.