Physiotherapy in Downtown Calgary
Are you tired of searching for a physiotherapy clinic in Calgary near you? Quit searching! The Intrinsi team includes registered physiotherapists who aim to provide the best physio service possible. At Intrinsi, we always put our clients first. Your health matters, which is why we aim to help you reach all your goals and more.
Start feeling better and living a life without pain. Book your appointment with our trusted team today.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy focuses on the science of movement, helping you restore, maintain, and maximize your strength, function, and overall well-being. Physiotherapy’s main goal is not only to alleviate your current discomfort by treating the root cause, but to prevent future injury by increasing your physical function, movement, and mobility. Intrinsi is a premier physiotherapy clinic conveniently located in downtown Calgary.
In terms of treatment, physiotherapists use natural movement and manual therapy to alleviate pain, tightness, and discomfort. At Intrinsi, our therapists also use dry needling to promote healing and reduce pain in muscles that are difficult or impossible to treat through manual therapy alone. Most physiotherapy treatment plans involve functional movements that help you gain (or regain) your strength, flexibility, and confidence. Ultimately, we want you to reach your goals and we use the treatments and techniques that will help get you there.
Our South West Calgary Physio Clinic
Our therapy experience at Intrinsi is unique to most clinics in Calgary. Frustrated by the common business-centered approach to treatment where your therapist is often juggling multiple patients, we ensure that all of our treatments are one-on-one. We aim to put you — the client — first. This means:
- Your therapist has more time to become familiar with your condition and complete a thorough assessment.
- The focus is entirely on you for the duration of your session
- Your therapist has more time to practice functional movement with you and explain what is causing your discomfort. This way you learn about your condition and how to prevent future pain.
- Your treatment plan will be shorter– we want to see you improve quickly. Our structure is not based on return visits, but on supporting you with effective treatments and helping improve your health well into the future.
- Your treatment plan may include co-treatment sessions with other therapists as part of your treatment plan to take advantage of our diverse skill set. We always work as a team and if we feel that you need the expertise of another therapist, we are happy to refer you.
What is the difference between physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic?
Osteopathy, physiotherapy, and chiropractic all share a common goal to help improve mobility, reduce pain, and improve the quality of life. The biggest difference is in style of treatment.
Classically, osteopaths look at the body holistically and consider the effects of multiple body systems such as visceral, neurological, and cardiovascular on a particular dysfunction or injury. They often use osteopathic manual treatment to restore function.
Physiotherapists are trained to assess function, movement, and mobility. They place special emphasis on natural movement and supporting a strong body and active lifestyle, using manual therapy and tools such as dry needling to support these goals.
Chiropractors often use adjustments and manipulations to help relieve pain, increase range of motion, and restore function with special focus on the spine and extremities (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nervous system).
In reality, the skills between these professions overlap significantly. As research and training in these disciplines continue to improve and evolve, the gaps between them decrease! We have a multidisciplinary team at Intrinsi for just this reason– what helps someone else’s body thrive might not be what helps your body to thrive, so we use the collaboration of all fields to support you. This multidisciplinary approach is unique to Intrinsi in southwest Calgary.
Your First Appointment
If you have never had a physiotherapy appointment before, you might feel nervous and anxious about it. By creating this section, we hope we can put your mind at ease. Nerves are absolutely normal. But you can calm them by knowing what to expect.
At your first appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient paperwork. This paperwork may include questions regarding your previous health history and current health. From there, your physiotherapist will conduct an initial interview.
This interview will involve questions regarding your reasons for coming into our clinic and your goals by doing so. After a quick interview, your physiotherapist will perform a full assessment. Their assessment may include strength tests, range of motion testing, and specialized tests specific to your complaint. From this assessment, your physiotherapist can make a proper diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan unique to you and your situation.
At your first appointment, your physiotherapist may also perform some manual therapy techniques. Since your assessment has just taken place, these will be very gentle. You and your physiotherapist will also discuss your treatment plan and how many sessions they expect to see you for. For some, it may take only a couple of weeks to see improvements. For others, it could be several months before they make a full recovery. It all depends on you and your health.
Meet Our Physiotherapists
Before coming into our clinic, take the time to get to know our team members. The following offers biographies for each of our physiotherapists.
Choose Intrinsi For All Your Physio Needs
No one should lead a life in pain. The good news? You don’t have to! With Intrinsi, you are placing your trust in a team that truly cares about you and your well-being. We aim to help you reach your goals as safely and as soon as possible. Using the latest scientific-based evidence and techniques, we are able to serve each and every client better. You and your health are our ultimate priority. Book your appointment with our experienced team today! Begin your journey toward a pain-free, happier, and healthier life.