Fort McMurray Physical Therapy
Clearwater Physical Therapy is a locally owned private clinic operated by a registered Physical Therapist that has been a proud member of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for over 16 years.
Located in Fort McMurray, AB and Vernon, BC; our clinical team consists of registered Physical Therapists and Massage Therapists.
In addition to offering a full range of physical therapy services, we also provide acupuncture and dry needling, pelvic floor physiotherapy, massage therapy, concussion management, and Employer Services just to name a few.
At Clearwater Physical Therapy we connect you back to your best life.
Back & Neck Pain Treatment
At Clearwater Physical Therapy, our Physical Therapists are dedicated to help patients resolve their back and neck pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking and other functional movements and positions, and coordination. This will help our Physical Therapists pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain or neck pain. We will work closely with you to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Call us today or use the “Book Appointment” button so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!
Shoulder & Arm Pain Treatment
The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body and has to move through an incredible range of motion while maintaining strength and support. The shoulder actually has four joints that connect your humerus, collarbone and shoulder blade to function as one unit. Shoulder pain can occur for a variety of reasons, but is typically from poor posture, weakness of rotator cuff muscles (the muscles that support and stabalize your shoulder) or injury.
Since the shoulder motions are so complex, it takes experts in movement analysis to truly understand what is the root cause of your problem. Our Physical Therapists at Clearwater Physical Therapy have years of medical training in movement analysis to determine exactly where your pain is coming from. We put together a comprehensive treatment plan that will quickly relieve your pain and return your shoulder’s full range of motion and function.
Hip & Knee Pain Treatment
Our expert Physical Therapists at Fort McMurray Clearwater Physical Therapy, understand the complexities of hip movement and function. We examine your walking, movement, range of motion, strength and coordination. Our evaluations enable us to pinpoint the source of your pain and to develop a series of manual therapies and exercises to reduce your pain and restore normal function.
Limitations in movement and strength can dramatically affect the way your knee functions, causing increased pressure and pain. Physical Therapy restores the normal movement, strength and coordination and can help you quickly relieve pain and get back to normal activities.
Pelvic Physical Therapy
Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of various conditions that involve the pelvic floor or symptoms that manifest in this area. It can be a crucial part of an individual’s complete medical care. The pelvic floor includes muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue. It plays an important role in the body by providing support for the bladder, genitals, uterus and anus.
If you experience any of the symptoms below, you will benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy:
Urgency (bowel and bladder) Nocturia (peeing in the night), Constipation, Frequency, Incontinence, Painful Sex, Pelvic Pain & Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Vertigo & Dizziness
Physical therapy plays a crucial role in helping dizziness and vertigo, by performing several key treatments. Physical therapists can help you feel more in control and in some cases can achieve instant results with specialized procedures. In other cases, balance and coordination training diminish the symptoms and allow you to move without dizziness or vertigo.
Our expert physical therapists have years of training in movement and balance analysis. We evaluate your movement and mobility, balance, reflexes and much more to determine exactly where your balance problem lies. We then formulate a complete treatment plan that will improve your balance and train you on what you can do to maintain the improvement.
Clearwater Physical Therapy is a leading edge Concussion Management company providing gold standard concussion education, medical consultation, pre-participation screening and post injury concussion management.
In order to bring you the highest standard of concussion care, Clearwater Physical Therapy provides a full-service concussion testing and rehabilitative program. A vital component of concussion management involves obtaining a pre-season or “baseline” test. Baseline testing is essential for individuals of concussive injury as it provides an important point of reference when managing head injury and determining readiness to return-to-play.
Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.
Our Physical Therapists are well trained in assessment of injury and symptoms and will use Acupuncture as a treatment modality to complement other physical therapy treatment techniques.
Dry Needling is a treatment technique to treat neuro-musclolskeletal systems based on pain patterns,muscular dysfunction and other unknown signs and symptoms. Dry Needling focuses on anatomy, neurology, and physiology, whereas acupuncture is a component of oriental medicine and focuses on energy flow, meridian channels, and treating the source of pain by “stimulating” various internal organ systems through various pre-determine needling locations.
Dry Needling focuses on anatomy, neurology, and physiology, whereas acupuncture is a component of oriental medicine and focuses on energy flow, meridian channels, and treating the source of pain by “stimulating” various internal organ systems through various pre-determine needling locations.
Work Injury Treatment
Being injured at work can cause significant stress, pain and aggravation affecting your ability to effectively work and provide adequate income for your needs. Our number one priority is to ensure your pain is relieved fast and you can safely return to work as soon as possible.
We offer a variety of comprehensive programs for injured workers to help them recover quickly and safely. Once a worker has been injured, it is our goal to restore him/her to optimal function for safe and efficient job performance in a timely manner. We provide effective case management, detailed and timely reports, and positive communication between health care providers, workers, and case managers for the worker’s compensation case.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
While personal injury due to a vehicle accident is common, it can often be severe, resulting in loss of work time and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. Don’t delay physical therapy treatment after an auto accident, the immediate effects may be subtle but can escalate into very painful conditions over time. We focus on returning Motor Vehicle Patients to pre-accident function through a closely monitored treatment program designed for accelerated results.
In most cases, insurance is obligated to pay for your rehabilitation cost if you are injured. Be sure to contact your insurance company when you have been involved in a MVA.
Sports Injury Treatments
Sports injuries can really set you back from your favorite activities and competitions. Furthermore, due to the high-speed nature of most sports injuries, the trauma to muscles, tissues, and joints can be severe. Common injuries include ligament sprains, muscle strains, and fractures. Do not wait until you are crippled with pain. The right physical therapy can effectively treat your sports injury to get you back to your activities pain-free and safely.
At Clearwater Physical Therapy, our Physical Therapists will evaluate your injury tailoring the treatment plan to your specific sport, style of play, and position. Our attention to detail when it comes to athletes of all ages has powerful results! Call us for more details on our Physical Therapy Performance and Sports Injury Rehabilitation programs.
Post Surgical Rehab
Your surgeon has done a fine job in surgery repairing your damaged body. However, this doesn’t guarantee full success in your ability to return to normal activities. Prior to and after surgery, joint motion and muscle strength are lost quickly. Proper rehabilitation is required to restore normal joint movement and return your strength.
Depending on the injury and type of surgery, this can be a simple rehabilitative process or a complicated recovery. Our expertise in treating many post surgical patients means we can achieve excellent outcomes for your recovery no matter the extent of your injury. We are with you every step of the way.
Clearwater Physical Therapy is proud to present our Clearwater Pediatric Program! This program is to serve and assist families who have children with disabilities and delays in our community. We offer programs to infants, children, and teens. We are focused on assisting families to help make a lifelong difference. We recognize that there may be struggles when parenting and raising a child with disabilities and delays ; we want to help families and support with programming and knowledge. Our goal is to empower all children to be successful in life.
Our focus is to meet the needs of families and children with issues or problems in: gross & fine motor development, cognition and emotional development, play and socialization, sensory integration, self-care, body awareness skills, and diagnoses.
Custom Knee Bracing
Clearwater Physical Therapy will assist you on finding the right top of the line protection that is custom and prefabricated Bracing. We have a large range of custom and prefabricated braces ideal for everyone and their everyday needs. We fit braces for athletes, pre and post surgeries, prevention, return to work, ROM, stability, osteoarthritis and maintenance.
We can help you with custom and prefabricated knee braces, osteoarthritis bracing, post-op bracing, splints, ankle bracing and support, spine bracing, upper extremity bracing. We are able to offer you a wide range of custom bracing, from companies that have been pioneers to their functional products. DonJoy, Ossur are just a few of our options.
Custom Knee Braces
Custom Braces offer a perfect fit for extreme, water, contact and non-contact sports. Bracing is also available for knee osteoarthritis. DonJoy pioneered the concept of functional knee bracing over 30 years ago. They have led the profession ever since by Studying the body, listening to the athletes, and consulting physicians. These braces are no longer just for the extreme athlete but used by ever person, functioning in their activities of daily living.
Prevent knee ligament injuries
Prevent further risk of injury
Moderate to severe ACL or PCL instabilities
ACL/PCL combined instabilities
ACL or RCL reconstructions
Patented clinically-proven FourcePoint hinge technology
Over 40 custom frame colours and graphics
Reinforced carbon composite frame
High strength stainless steel frames
For more information on DonJoy please go to www.djoglobal.com
Clearwater Physical Therapy has access to a large assortment of off the shelf braces that will support you in your recovery. Bracing can be use in your rehabilitation for support and prevention during injury, pre or post-surgery.
Range of Motion
Upper Extremity (slings, shoulder cradles, elbow/wrist/thumb supports
Clearwater Physical Therapy offers services for custom foot orthotics. We work with Footmaxx custom orthotics. They are designed to provide maximum foot control by combining four layers (top cover, cushioning, module and bottom reinforcement) with accommodations to create the best orthotic for each patient. They offer excellent motion control without added bulk or discomfort.
Footmaxx orthotics are handcrafted for people who require better foot function in everyday activities from work to play. They are firm enough to provide control, yet flexible enough to offer all-day comfort. It’s as easy as calling and booking a 15 minute appointment. Having our Athletic Therapist conduct a gait assessment, personal history and the metascan. We process his information and order you a pair of orthotics that will meet your feets’ expectations.
**Not all insurance companies will cover Footmaxx Orthotics products.