Services We Offer
At The Grange Physical Therapy, we offer a wide range of services to treat various injuries. We are also one of the few clinics in Edmonton to specifically treat hand injuries. Select an option below to learn more.
Acupuncture & Needling
Women's Pelvic Health
All physical therapists at The Grange Physical Therapy are licensed to practice by the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta.
Our team of physiotherapists will thoroughly assess, diagnose, and help treat your presenting dysfunction. We will provide:
Education to help you fully understand your condition
A rehabilitation plan based on your goals
Advice on proper maintenance strategies and exercises for prevention of further injury for future care
Our therapists are advocates of hands on physical therapy and this is one of our primary techniques in your rehabilitation. Physiotherapists are trained to assess for proper muscle tone and joint mobility which will address issues such as muscle imbalances and weakness, joint instability or stiffness, and proper joint biomechanics.
Many of our therapists are also additionally trained to perform spinal and peripheral joint manipulations to aid in restoring a joint’s normal range of motion.
We are also pleased to offer physical therapy and acupuncture services in Mandarin.
Acupuncture & Needling
This service is performed by most of our physiotherapists, all of whom have undertaken additional training and examination by accredited institutions. All therapists providing needling services are registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta to do so.
We offer some limited Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling/IMS, and Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT) dry needling. These services are useful when dealing with chronic pain and deep muscle trigger points. We also offer cupping services to help draw out toxins and relieve muscle tension and triggers.
The Grange Physical Therapy is pleased to have Gail Hamilton working at our clinic. Gail has over 50 years of experience in treating hand injuries and specifically works with many of the plastic surgeons in the Edmonton area. She also works with the Occupational Therapy department at the Misericordia Hospital to coordinate all your custom hand splinting needs.
Some of the specific injuries Gail treats are:
fractures of the wrist, hand, and fingers
sprains and strains of the wrist and fingers
Women's Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles located within your pelvis that
have an important role in maintaining bowel, bladder and sexual function,
as well as supporting other muscle groups such as the low back, hips, and
Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help manage symptoms related to urinary
or fecal incontinence, as well as pelvic organ prolapse. These symptoms
can have significant impacts on function and quality of life and can
arise due to pelvic floor muscle weakness, tightness. or difficulty
coordinating muscle contraction and relaxation. Pelvic floor physical
therapy may involve external and internal examination of the pelvic
floor muscles to determine the cause of symptoms and appropriate
Our physiotherapist Julianna Hayashi is trained to treat pelvic health
• Stress urinary incontinence – leaking urine with exercise (e.g. running,
jumping, weight lifting), coughing, sneezing, or laughing
• Urge urinary incontinence – sudden, strong and/or frequent urge to
urinate, with or without leakage
• Constipation or fecal incontinence
• Pelvic organ prolapse (prolapse of bladder, uterus, or rectum)
Our massage therapy services are provided by Registered Massage Therapists who are trained to do therapeutic massage and sports massage to help treat your soft tissue dysfunctions. Our massage therapists have also received additional training in lymphatic drainage and pregnancy massage, and some will do hot stone massage and cupping as well.
Can help decrease chronic and acute pain, as well as stress. Our therapists use various techniques such as trigger point release and myofascial release to help you improve function and relieve your pain. Depending on your preference, we offer soft tissue to deep tissue massage.
Designed for active people, sports massage lengthens muscles, tendons, and other connective tissue. It combines relatively high-impact massage techniques and assistive stretches to help relieve acute muscles soreness, improve flexibility, and increase your range of motion. If you have limited flexibility, improving your muscle tone may help you in your sport and move you in the right direction.
Light, gentle massage can be done to improve and stimulate lymphatic flow in the body. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing toxins in the body, and a blockage can affect circulatory, respiratory, muscular, and endocrine systems. Lymphatic drainage techniques help to encourage and restore the free-flow of lymph fluid into the lymph nodes.
Our clinic is equipped with bolsters specifically designed for expecting mothers to enable you to lay comfortably on your side or your stomach. Prenatal massage can help to lower your anxiety, improve your sleep, and aid with back and leg pains associated with pregnancy. Postnatal massage can help to decrease stress and restore normal muscle tone and mobility.
Graston Technique® (GT):
GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to help with soft tissue mobilization and helps the clinician address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions. The use of GT instruments can help break down scar tissue, leading to the restoration of pain-free movement and function.
We offer cupping and cupping massage during massage therapy sessions. Cupping can help draw out toxins, decrease muscle tension and release triggers points, help to break up adhesions from scarring or injuries, and help to restore tissue mobility.
What is MOT?
In 1874, Dr Andrew Taylor Still developed Manual Osteopathic Therapy (MOT) - the science of knowing anatomy and physiology, the art of skillfully using one’s hands to assess and treat joints, viscera, fascia and fluid flows, and the philosophy of believing the body is pre-disposed to health when restrictions are removed.
The Manual Osteopathic Therapist, through assessment, determines and isolates the causes of the problem. The therapist then uses manual techniques to help resolve the restriction, returning the body to balance.
What do Manual Osteopaths do?
Manual osteopaths assess and treat the body’s structures and rhythms using a gentle, hands-on approach. This fundamental technique is called osteopathic palpation. Manual osteopaths develop a very sensitive sense of touch to master osteopathic palpation. By ‘listening’ to the body, palpation identifies issues such as restriction, congestion, dehydration, scarring, and stiffness, while restoring proper function to bones, muscles, fluids, and organs.
What is Manual Osteopathy treatment?
Manual Osteopathy treatment is a complementary form of healing. It a process of assessing, treating, reassessing, and retreating. It focuses on the interrelationship between the structure and function of the body. The goal is to work toward total body overall health through focusing on the musculoskeletal framework, organs, and fluid flow. Joints, muscles, fascia, lymph flow, organs, and the spine will all be assessed. We also aim to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Using a hands-on assessment and treatment technique called palpation, the goal is to help restore function and balance to the structure of the body.
Manual Osteopathy benefits
• Increases blood flow and circulation
• Dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins released help decrease pain and increase relaxation
• Helps relieve muscle tension
• Helps relieve restrictions in muscles, joints, fascia, and ligaments
What to expect after manual osteopathic treatment?
Following your initial osteopathy treatment, your body will be in a process of readjustment for the next 3-4 days. For this reason, we recommend that you avoid any intense activities for a few days. Each client is different and will have a distinct experience; it really depends on the individual, the imbalance, your age, sex, and the treatment you receive. Some people may feel the benefits of the treatment right away, which would indicate that your body is rebalancing itself during treatment. The opposite is also possible. In this case, you may feel worse and experience more symptoms (or new ones) within the 3-4 days of the recovery process. This indicates that your body is releasing the tensions or toxins stored. After four days, the symptoms should become less intense, as your body begins to heal and rebalance. If your body is not able to find its balance on its own, an additional treatment will be required to facilitate it. We recommend increasing water intake to help flush out toxins in the body after treatment.
MOT direct billing
Currently CMMOTA Manual Osteopathic Therapists are recognized by the following insurance companies:
• Alberta Blue Cross
• Canada Benefit Providers
• Chamber of Commerce Insurance
• Desjardin Insurance
• Equitable Life
• Empire Life
• Group Medical Services (GMS)
• Johnston Group
• Manitoba Blue Cross
• Maximum Benefits
• Medavie Blue Cross
• Pacific Blue Cross
• Saskatchewan Blue Cross
• The Co-Operators