What is Physiotherapy in Calgary?

Let me tell you about physiotherapy and how it can help your body recover. Physiotherapy is a type of treatment that helps your body heal from injuries and pain. Its main focus is on improving your ability to move your body which reduces pain.

The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore your body’s movement and enhance the benefits of this restoration. If you’ve suffered an injury or have trouble with flexibility and mobility, physiotherapy can be a beneficial treatment for you. It’s especially helpful in improving your health after an injury and can relieve pain without surgery.

Plus, physiotherapy is a non-invasive and preventative measure for pain relief. By using physiotherapy, you can avoid the need for surgery and prevent pain from coming back in the future. So, if you’re looking for a way to alleviate pain and improve your body’s movement, consider giving physiotherapy a try!

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Should I Try Physiotherapy? How Can I Benefit From It?

Now let me tell you how physiotherapy can benefit you and help you live a fulfilling and healthy life. If you are experiencing pain due to injury or repetitive strains, physiotherapy can help you reduce pain and maintain your quality of life. You should not ignore issues with strains or injuries in your back, hands, feet, or ankles, among others.

By finding an approach to physiotherapy that works well for you, you can begin to alleviate pain and maintain the reduction of this pain. It’s essential to focus on your strength, mobility, and reducing physical strain as much as possible if you want to live a fulfilling and healthy life. Whether you enjoy sports and fitness or want to relieve pain that you may be experiencing while doing daily tasks, building up the strength of your muscles is essential.

The top 10 injuries you should seek physiotherapy treatment for are:

  1. Sprains and strains
  2. Back pain
  3. Neck pain
  4. Sports injuries
  5. Joint pain and stiffness
  6. Arthritis
  7. Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs)
  8. Whiplash injuries
  9. Post-operative rehabilitation
  10. Motor vehicle accident injuries


The physiotherapists at Prairie Therapy are devoted and happy to help you achieve your active goals. So, don’t let pain hold you back from living the life you want. Try physiotherapy and start feeling better today!

Special Areas of Interest

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Vestibular Physiotherapy in Calgary

Vestibular physiotherapy is a type of therapy that focuses on treating problems related to your inner ear, which is responsible for your sense of balance and spatial orientation.

If you have ever experienced dizziness, vertigo, or loss of balance, vestibular physiotherapy can help you. During the therapy sessions, you will work with a physiotherapist who will guide you through exercises to improve your balance and help you overcome the symptoms you are experiencing. These exercises are designed to help your brain and inner ear work together more effectively, which will improve your balance and reduce the feeling of dizziness or vertigo.

Vestibular physiotherapy is especially helpful for people who have suffered a concussion, have a history of migraines, or have experienced an inner ear infection. These conditions can all affect your sense of balance and make you feel dizzy or disoriented. By working with a physiotherapist, you can learn exercises and techniques to help your brain and inner ear compensate for these issues. This will greatly improve your quality of life.

In summary, vestibular physiotherapy is a type of therapy that helps treat problems related to your inner ear, improving your sense of balance and reducing symptoms of dizziness and vertigo. If you are experiencing these symptoms, don’t hesitate to try vestibular physiotherapy and start seeing results fast!

Common Dysfunctions

Dizziness, vertigo, and balance dysfunction are very common issues that vestibular physiotherapy can help with. About 35% of all people over 40 will experience some form of dizziness or vertigo, with this number rising to 75% of people over age 75. The symptoms of dizziness and vertigo can be debilitating and may include lightheadedness, swaying, disorientation, a feeling that the room is spinning, nausea and/or vomiting, headache, feeling off-balance, feeling just “off”, and more. You might get dizzy when rolling over in bed, when standing up or lying down, or when in busy or crowded environments.

The good news is that most kinds of dizziness and vertigo are VERY treatable with vestibular physiotherapy! In fact, the most common form of vertigo – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV, estimated to be the cause of 50% of all vertigo in older adults – can often be resolved completely with 1-2 simple treatments. Most other forms of dizziness and vertigo also respond well to vestibular physiotherapy, but may require a longer course of treatment.

How Soon Can I get in, and What Does it Cost?

Currently there is no wait list at Prairie to book a Vestibular Physiotherapy session in Calgary.  Russ has just opened times in his schedule to accommodate this need.  Many dizziness clinics in Calgary have wait lists of up to 6 months! We offer easy online booking, direct billing, and one-on-one appointments.  Vestibular Physio at Prairie Therapy is affordable.  Russ charges his normal initial assessment and treatment fee of $120.00 while other clinics in Calgary charge up to $200! Don’t suffer any longer, book in now.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Calgary

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a type of therapy that helps women with pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvic floor muscles are located at the bottom of the pelvis and are responsible for supporting the organs in the pelvic area, controlling bladder and bowel function, and providing support during sexual activity.

If you are experiencing issues such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, or difficulty with bowel movements, pelvic floor physiotherapy can help you. During therapy sessions, you will work with a physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction. They will complete a thorough history and assessment to determine where the dysfunction is coming from.  The assessment typically includes an internal exam.  While the internal exam can cause anxiety for some, our therapists complete it in a safe, comfortable environment to put you most at ease.  They will guide you through exercises and techniques to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and improve your overall pelvic health.

Women’s pelvic floor physiotherapy is especially helpful for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth, as these events can put extra strain on the pelvic floor muscles. Additionally, women who have undergone pelvic surgery or who have experienced trauma or injury to the pelvic area may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Common Dysfunctions

A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist works one on one with you to address health concerns, including:

  • Urinary issues such as incontinence (leaking), urgency, and frequency
  • Bowel issues such as constipation
  • Pre-natal care for pregnancy related pain and optimizing for pelvic floor function
  • Post-natal care for pain, prolapse, incontinence, return to activity or sport
  • Pelvic pain; both internal and external
  • Pre and post surgical
  • Pain and or difficulty with intercourse


In summary, women’s pelvic floor physiotherapy is a type of therapy that helps women with pelvic floor dysfunction. By working with a physiotherapist, you can learn exercises and techniques to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and improve your overall pelvic health.

How Soon Can I get in, and What Does it Cost?

The cost of pelvic floor physiotherapy in Calgary at Prairie Therapy is affordable.  It is $160 for a 60 min initial assessment and treatment, and $125.00 for 45 min follow up treatments.   We have opened up extra times to accommodate the growing need of this treatment.  There is currently same week appointments available.  If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, try pelvic floor physiotherapy and start feeling better today!


How Can I Book? And Who Should I See?

We offer convenient online booking, or if you prefer you can call the clinic directly to book. If you have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident call 403-200-2190.

Christina Roman focuses her treatment on manual therapy, rehabilitative training, and uses acupuncture and dry needling in her practice to rehabilitate her clients.  She encompasses a mind, body, and spirit approach to her therapy and believes all systems are interconnected.  Christina believes time should be spent finding the root cause of the issue to be able to achieve long-term recovery.  She offers general physiotherapy for all your aches and pains, as well as Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) treatments, and Women’s Pelvic Health. Click here to book with Christina.

Jamie Brims has pursued courses and education focusing on incontinence (bladder and bowel), dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), pelvic pain, and perinatal care (treatment during and after pregnancy). Jamie’s greatest joy is seeing her clients resolve their symptoms and return to their favorite activities and hobbies. After welcoming two little ones into this world, Jamie developed a keen personal interest in Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Click here to book with Jamie.

Russ Gothard can help build a treatment plan that best suits your needs. By focusing on vestibular physiotherapy and rehabilitating balance dysfunctions such as vertigo he can get you results fast. He offers both initial physiotherapy assessments and follow-ups.

All therapists offer a FREE meet and greet.  To book a meet and greet, an initial physiotherapy assessment (60-minutes for $120.00), or a follow-up (30-minutes for $95.00 and 50-minutes for $130.00) – you can book online through prairietherapy.ca 

To inquire about an MVA assessment – please call 403-200-2190 or e-mail info@prairietherapy.ca for more information.

If you have any inquiries or want to know if physiotherapy is right for you – feel free to call or email Prairie Therapy. We can be located in Calgary, Alberta, at 204-1039 17th Ave SW

All of our Physios are members of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta

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