With the weather beginning to improve and many outdoor sports and activities starting up, an influx of activity after a sedentary winter means that sports and exercise related injuries are on the rise.
With that in mind, we know that you may have questions related to how to prevent these kinds of sports and exercise related injuries, how to treat them if (or when) they happen, when to seek Physiotherapy or Massage Therapy, or even beneficial at home stretches and simple exercises. You may not have the time to come in for a consultation, or you may want to get to know us better before you commit to an appointment.
To that end, we are excited to announce the launch of our Ask A Therapist program: coming June 1st, 2017!
You don’t have to be an existing Nose Creek Physiotherapy client or even be thinking about coming in to see us for a consultation; if you have a question that is related to or specifically about Physiotherapy or Massage Therapy, then we want to hear it! We are focused on education, prevention and rehabilitation, and want to give you the best answers for you to move and feel, your best!
Whether your question is specifically related to our Physiotherapy or Massage Therapy services, about Physiotherapy or Massage Therapy in general, or just a curiosity about an injury and corresponding treatment, we want to be your go-to experts. Our team of experienced and passionate professionals is here to answer anything to help get you back to optimum health.
There is no limit to the number of questions that you can send to us, and your questions do not have to be restricted to sports or exercise related inquiries, or only be questions for our Physiotherapists. We have a large team of both Physio and Massage Therapists eager to answer your questions. The entire Nose Creek Team is committed to helping you feel good every day and in any situation, whether you are sitting at your desk all day at work, chasing your kids or even just running errands.
You can also submit your question if you are already an existing Nose Creek Physiotherapy client. If you have a question that doesn’t necessarily pertain to you, or if you are asking for a friend or family member, please do not hesitate to submit it to us. In fact, we encourage it!
Here are some examples of questions that we have been asked in the past:I get headaches that flare up when I sit at my desk for too long.
- What are some stretches or exercises that I can do at my desk to prevent these from happening so frequently?
- What is Reiki and what are some of the benefits of the treatment?
- I have an existing knee injury, and sometimes the area behind my knee becomes incredibly stiff and sore after I play in my rec league slo-pitch games. Is there a specific way to tape it so that
- I can alleviate some of the stress put on it?
- I have fibromyalgia and I am curious as to how Massage Therapy can help me.
- What is a rotator cuff and what are some of the common injuries associated with it?
At Nose Creek Physiotherapy, we want you to move faster and feel better. We are a family owned set of clinics with a focus in community involvement, and when our community is thriving we thrive too. Your well being matters to us.
As you will be submitting your questions publicly on social media, through our website or in our in-clinic suggestion box, we want to gently remind you that all questions submitted have the potential to be publicly displayed and discussed. Should you have any questions or concerns of a more private nature, we ask that you contact us directly to book a consultation at one of our locations.
Every week after the launch of the program, we will feature an Ask A Therapist question and corresponding answer from one of our Therapists on social media, so make sure that you are following us on Facebook and Twitter to see if your question is the featured question that week!
One of the faces you may see answering your questions is our President, Blair Schachterle, who primarily works out of our Thorncliffe clinic location.
Blair has been a Physiotherapist at Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy since 2001. Blair graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScPT in 1992 and has focused on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Sport Therapy. Blair completed his Sport Therapy Diploma in 1997 and his Advanced Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 1998, and has a keen interest in active rehabilitation of recent and chronic, spinal and peripheral, joint and muscle injuries. He enjoys treating upper neck pain that is associated with cervical tension headaches, sciatica (pinched nerve in lower back), shoulder injuries and traumatic knee injuries. Blair previously served for 6 years as the Executive Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).
Blair balances his busy professional life by staying active. He enjoys cycling, swimming, working out, hiking, camping and snowboarding, depending on the season. Blair shares his free time with his wife, son and daughter outside on the weekends. He has learned to enjoy the journey, as life really is too short.
He is our reigning expert on:
● Pinched nerves in neck and lower back
● Shoulder injuries, traumatic motor vehicle collision (MVC) and neck injuries
● Running, swimming and cycling/biking
Stay tuned to our blog, website and social media for more information about the Ask A Therapist program, and make sure to have your questions ready for our June 1st launch!
Questions for us directly? Come in to one of our two clinic locations, or call us at 403.800.3373.
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