IN MOVEMENT WE TRUST
An Edmonton-based Multi-Disciplinary facility for your body and your sport, to keep you moving.
Obsessive in results, creative in execution and tied by the same belief:
It takes a village.
YOUR VENTURE BACK.
As a primary caregiver, a Chiropractor can assess, diagnose and treat your injury with a combination of methods including manual therapy, joint manipulation and adjustments, acupuncture/dry-needling, Graston, active release therapy (ART), and exercise prescription. The goal of chiropractic care is to return you to your optimal level of functioning and strength.
What is an adjustment? An Adjustment is a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion.
Active Release and soft tissue treatment allows your caregiver to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with specific patient movements. ART® is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. Read more about Graston Technique on our blog.
Your Chiropractor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will include exercise rehabilitation home-care. The best way to get you better, is to keep you moving!
Movement truly is medicine, whether you are looking to walk your dog or run your first marathon. As a health care practitioner and manual therapist, a physiotherapist, will help get you there. With a strong emphasis on functional movement and improvements in functional strength, you will develop a treatment plan that consists of movement that works with you and your lifestyle.
A hands on, 100% one-on-one approach is essential to making this happen – through well-guided prescribed exercises along with manual therapy, you will be one step closer to your goals and living a pain free and healthy lifestyle.
In addition to exercise rehabilitation, our physiotherapists utilize a variety of tools to add to the complete care that you receive:
Mobilizations + Manipulations
Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)
IMS / Dry Needling
Your physiotherapist will create a research based plan curated to your specific needs to reduce pain, keep you doing the things you love, and help you feel your best!
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are health care professionals who specialize in the manipulation of soft tissue to improve physical function and to assist with pain management. At Kinetic Living, our RMTs not only provide injury treatment and overall body maintenance, but also utilize abdominal massage, lymphatic drainage, cupping, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation within your treatment. Our Registered Massage Therapists work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs and goals.
Injury treatment involves assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries, often in collaboration with our other modality health care practitioners. Abdominal massage works to improve digestion and aid in the reduction of stress and tension within the body. Lymphatic drainage massage is a massage technique designed to help stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the flow of fluid throughout the body, which can help improve immune function and reduce swelling. Body maintenance includes techniques such as trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, and myofascial release to prevent injuries and to enhance overall physical performance.
What is cupping? Cupping is a technique derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine that is used to alleviate pain, remove toxins from the muscles and tissue, move congested and stagnant blood, loosen muscles, and encourage new blood flow to the area. Cupping can help with tight fascia and scar tissue breakdown. Read all about cupping on our blog.
What is PNF? Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, or PNF, is a stretching technique utilized to increase your range of motion and flexibility. PNF increases the length of the muscle, in turn increasing efficiency and range of motion of the muscles.
Our Registered Massage Therapists offer a range of Massage Therapy Treatment lengths including; 30 minute Spotlight Session, 60 minute Overhaul Session, 90 minute Workover Session, and 120 minute Extended Workover Session.
A wholistic approach that involves collaboration between health care practitioners, including Registered Dietitians, is often recommended for individuals focused on movement and athletic performance. This approach recognizes that each person has a unique set of nutritional and health requirements, and that these requirements must be addressed in an individualized and comprehensive manner.
As a primary health care practitioner, a Registered Dietitian plays an integral role in ensuring you receive personalized and evidence-based nutrition advice to help achieve your health and wellness goals. They are trained health care professionals who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to help you optimize your nutrition intake, which in turn can improve your energy levels, performance, and overall health. Registered Dietitians will work with you and collaborate with other practitioners to determine your individual needs and goals, and create a personalized nutrition plan that meets your unique requirements.
At Kinetic Living, our Registered Dietitian will work with you and your lifestyle to develop a nutrition plan that is effective and manageable. We offer an Initial Baseline Nutrition Assessment for those looking to maintain day-to-day wellness, as well as an Athlete’s Re-Work for those working towards enhancing athletic performance.
As a Registered Acupuncturist at Kinetic Living, the primary role is to provide alternative healthcare treatments to patients seeking relief from various ailments. Registered Acupuncturists are trained health care professionals who specialize in the practice of acupuncture, a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that is used to balance the body’s energy, improve overall health, and manage chronic pain. Their expertise also extends to additional medical modalities, such as cupping and moxibustion.
Acupuncture has numerous benefits for the body, including reducing stress levels, pain relief, improving sleep, and increasing energy levels. Acupuncture therapy is also used to treat various medical conditions such as chronic pain, digestive disorders, respiratory illnesses, menstrual issues, and fertility problems.
Cupping is another popular Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that involves placing heated cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping can help with tight fascia and scar tissue breakdown. Read all about cupping on our blog.
Osteopathy is a wholistic approach that aims to restore the body’s natural balance by improving joint mobility, muscular strength, and enhancing circulation. Our Osteopath practitioners use a hands-on approach to identify and treat musculoskeletal issues, which can include conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and joint stiffness. Osteopathic treatment involves hands-on techniques such as manipulation, mobilization, stretching and massage to enhance circulation, reduce pain, and improve range of motion, among other benefits.
In addition to providing treatment, our Osteopath also places a strong emphasis on preventative care. We will work with you to identify factors that may contribute to musculoskeletal issues and develop strategies to mitigate these factors. Through education on proper body mechanics, ergonomics, and stress management techniques, we can help maintain overall health and wellbeing long-term.
Also know as dry needling, IMS is a dynamic, hands-on treatment where the health care practitioner continually works to stimulate the trigger points within the affected muscle to elicit a ‘twitch’ response. Once this response occurs, the muscle effectively is released from its strained or contracted state. You will notice an immediate relief of pain, tension and a significant improvement of range of motion.
IMS is effective to treat:
- Low back Pain
- Hamstring strain
- Hip tightness
- Runners Knee
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Tennis or Golfers Elbow
- Rotator Cuff/ Shoulder Strain
- Neck Pain and Tightness
For more information about IMS, check out our blog.
We strive to cultivate community and extend your treatment at Kinetic Living beyond the treatment room.
Throughout the year we participate and host various events and educational workshops to keep you moving; including Startline Run Clinics, our annual Kinetic Community Sweat Beach Volleyball tournament, and Yoga Under the Stars. We truly believe that it takes a village to reach your goals; and we’re here with you every step of the way.
Startline Run clinics provide a welcoming place for new runners to come together to move with purpose, incorporating mindfulness and proper run form. Coaches, Dr. Kara and Andrea Rice, believe that everyone is a runner! Being new to running is exciting, and getting started is what it’s about! At Startline, the goal is to have you not only fall in love with running, but to re-discover your why. Your run starts here.
Interested in having the Kinetic Team in the workplace? Whether it’s workplace ergonomics, a stretch and mobility session, or something else you have in mind, we’re here to keep the balance in your workplace. Feel free to contact us!
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Dr. Kara Otuomagie is an active member of our fitness community here in Edmonton. As a Chiropractor that works with athletes, she has worked with the likes of the Alberta Ballet, Grant McEwan Griffins, University of Alberta: Track & Field, Soccer and Basketball, Edmonton FC and the Calgary Stampeders. Her diversified techniques of implementing body mechanics and various treatment methods such as Active Release Therapy (ART), Graston, Acupuncture, and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)/ Dry Needling allow her to assist her patients to achieve their personal and professional goals.
She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta and went on to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and McMaster University for her Chiropractic and Acupuncture designations respectively.
In her spare time, you can find her supporting the sweaty pursuits of her patients as a Lululemon ambassador, advocating for her community as an active board member on the Stollery Women’s Network, coaching alongside Andrea as a co-founder of Startline Run Coaching, and training for IronMan races in Edmonton’s River Valley.
– “Nothing is impossible, if we are in it together.”
Dr. Isaac Konrad was born and raised in Edmonton, where his love for sports, exercise and all things movement developed. Dr. Isaac earned his Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in Sports Performance at the University of Alberta, and eventually moved to Portland, Oregon to pursue his chiropractic designation at the University of Western States. While completing his chiropractic studies, Dr. Isaac was a member of the Rehab 2 Performance Club focusing on rehabilitative exercise, and developed a special interest in treating low back, neck, and jaw pain.
As part of his treatment style, Dr. Isaac is a firm believer that it is important to address the root cause of any issue, and to implement rehabilitative exercise as part of recovery, every step of the way. Using a variety of techniques such as adjusting, active muscle release, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy and McKenzie protocols, Dr. Isaac assists his patients in continuing to live their best life moving comfortably and pain-free.
In the summer, you can find Dr. Isaac on the soccer field, or the fairway. Not only does he enjoy playing golf, but he has a passion for golf performance and is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) medical level 2 certified provider. In the winter, Dr. Isaac enjoys playing squash, playing hockey, and rock climbing. In his free time, you can find him listening to music, hitting the gym, reading, and cheering on the Oilers. Go Oilers Go!
– “Your attitude, more than your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
Dr. Luke Leggo grew up in the small town of Drayton Valley, AB where he was active across multiple sporting platforms, with a particular passion for hockey. His engagement in the sporting environment sparked his interest in the field of rehabilitation medicine and he began his post-secondary journey. Dr. Luke graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2015. He then worked as a performance trainer and participated in research through the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine for two years, before moving to Toronto to complete the four-year Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Dr. Luke graduated from CMCC with Summa Cum Laude honors and was selected as the class Valedictorian by his peers.
Dr. Luke combines various strategies in his sessions, including exercise, patient education, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilization/manipulation, and acupuncture/dry-needling. His primary objective is to help his patients achieve their desired outcomes. Outside of work, Dr. Luke enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, weightlifting, and indulging in fantasy sports.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed it always to try just one more time”- Thomas A. Edison
As a lifelong Edmontonian, Matt grew up in the community playing almost every sport under the sun. This love for sport eventually lead him to pursue an athletic career playing volleyball for the Grant MacEwan Griffins while simultaneously completing his Bachelor of Science degree. Matt then went on to complete his Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta and has been loving the challenge of helping people get back to what they love ever since!
Matt strongly believes in taking an active approach to rehab, while also providing the tools and support necessary to become independent in your rehabilitative journey. He also implements various manual therapy techniques and therapeutic dry needling to complement your treatment if necessary and get you back moving as soon as possible!
Outside of the clinic, you are most likely to find Matt running through the river valley, golfing at a local course, or shredding the slopes in the mountains.
– ”100% of me is nothing compared to 1% of the whole team.”
Chloe Boldt grew up in Edmonton and graduated from Grant MacEwan’s massage therapy program. Chloe experienced the benefits of massage therapy first hand to help aid in injury prevention, maintaining flexibility and to relieve muscle soreness throughout her 15 years as a competitive dancer. To provide her guests with the same benefits, Chloe utilizes massage, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and myofacial cupping to help them achieve their movement goals!
In her spare time, you can find Chloe rock climbing, weight training, doing spin classes, walking her dog, or cooking for her family.
– “Say “I will!” and then stick to it – that’s the only way to do it.”
Tendayi Tichiwanhuyi’s journey as a movement specialist started after completing a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology in South Africa. His passion for movement and rehabilitation science led him to work as an exercise therapist and personal trainer in both gym and clinic settings, before receiving his Registered Massage Therapy Diploma in Edmonton.
Tendayi brings his multifaceted knowledge of the body and it’s movement to his massage therapy treatment, with modalities including; Deep tissue massage, Dynamic Myofascial cupping massage, Swedish relaxation massage, assisted stretch therapy, corrective exercise training, and strength and mobility training.
Being a lifestyle athlete himself, outside of the clinic, Tendayi enjoys tennis, yoga, gravel biking and hiking in the mountains.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein
Kendra completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Alberta. She enjoys helping others discover a way to eat that fuels all aspects of their lives. Kendra strongly believes that food is not only for physical nourishment but also plays emotional, social, and spiritual roles in our lives. She
is passionate about helping people reclaim their relationship with food and learn to find joy in the way that they are eating.
In her spare time, Kendra loves being active and you can usually find her either at the hockey rink, gym, training for her next race, or running the trails. She also loves to explore the outdoors whether it be hiking and backpacking, canoeing, or cross-country skiing.
– “Success is the product of daily habits not once-in-a-lifetime transformation.“
Andrea Rice is a professional teacher, coach, facilitator, and mentor. Andrea completed professional coach training through Co-Active Coaching, a world and industry leader in coach training and development. She considers her best days to be those facilitating conversation and coaching humans to discover and uncover the joy that is happening right in this moment on the journey that is life. She has a special passion and interest in supporting clients to define what health and wellness means to them and supports clients to design actions that move them closer to their personal goals. Andrea is a dedicated runner, as well as a running coach and meditation guide. Andrea is a co-founder of Startline Run Coaching, which provides learn-to-run instruction with a focus on mindfulness and community.
– “What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.“
Natasha is Kinetic Living’s Office Manager, with most of her experience coming from 10+ years of managing in various industries, mainly the restaurant and service industry. This experience shows with her dynamic personality and willingness. Natasha is passionate about developing new skills and continuing to learn from others throughout every stage of life. She has a love for travel, live music, and exploring the outdoors. Natasha feels it’s important to take part in movement that feels good to the body, knowing that can change from day to day.
– “To learn is the success in failure.”
Ria grew up in Red Deer and has since been in Edmonton for the past few years in order to attend the University of Alberta in pursuit of her Biochemistry degree. She loves being apart of a community and enjoys her time being a part of the community at Kinetic. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, travel, eat good food and stay moving with her friends. She recognizes the importance of taking care of your body, as it not only impacts your physical state but also your emotional and mental wellbeing.
– “The best way to find yourself is in the service of others.”
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What We Treat
We Treat it All
Our guests come and see us for the experience, the knowledge, and the highest level of care.
Whether a 30 minute spotlight session or a 60 minute overhaul, your body is our focus.
Shoulder injuries are an incredibly common ailment and have a variety of causes. You may experience shoulder pain from falling, overworking, repetitive motion stress, or normal wear and tear.
Lateral Epicondylitis, better known as tennis elbow, is a fairly painful condition in which the tendons of your elbow are overloaded due to overuse. Despite its athletic name, tennis elbow is a common condition in other professions in where people make repetitive motions of the arm and wrist, such as being at a computer for a long period or using tools such as a carpenter or mechanic.
An ankle sprain refers to any injury obtained by twisting, rolling, or awkwardly turning your ankle. Bad ankle sprains can stretch and tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bone together to prevent an excessive range of motion.
Scoliosis is defined by excessive curvature of the spine. It most often occurs during the growth spurt right before puberty. Scoliosis can be caused by serious conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, but the cause of most scoliosis cases is considered idiopathic or unknown.
Kinesiotaping is a rehabilitation method used by chiropractors to support joints and muscles without hampering your body’s range of motion. Kinesiotaping also provides extended soft tissue manipulation since the tape is wearable for days and is comfortable for the patient.
A low back injury refers to any pain associated with your muscles, ligaments, or spine in the lower back. Common lower back injuries include muscle strain, ligament strain, arthritis, pinched nerves, osteoporosis, bulging disks, and ruptured / herniated disks.
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs from your lower back via your buttock down the back of each of your legs. Sciatica occurs when an injury puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and results in moderate to severe pain in the lower back, hips, buttocks, or leg.
Postural issues encompass a range of habits that put your spine in awkward and unnatural positions, causing stress on the spine, joints, and muscles. Common postural issues include slouching when seated, rounded shoulders, one-legged leaning, forward head carriage, bent knees, arching of the lower back, and most commonly known, ‘tech neck’.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction can cause pain in the jaw joint as well as in the muscles that control your jaw movement. Common causes of pain in the jaw include grinding of the teeth, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, clenching your teeth, motor vehicle accidents, poor posture, stress, gum chewing, and arthritis.
Wellness and supportive care are an important part of self-care to maintain optimal body functioning, alignment, and health; essentially it allows you to prevent the injury before it happens. Supportive care consists of a regular schedule of manual muscle therapy and adjustments to keep your body in peak condition regardless of any symptoms present.
A sprained wrist is a very common injury in which the ligaments and tendons of the wrist are stretched too far. A sprained wrist can vary from a slight stretch to minor tears in the tendon to a full tear of the ligament.
Neck pain is a common concern for many people and has a variety of causes. You may experience neck pain after a fall or motor vehicle accident, from poor posture, arthritis, nerve compression, whiplash, worn joints, muscle strains, bone spurs, awkward sleep, and certain diseases such as meningitis.
A migraine is defined as a severe throbbing or pulsing on (usually) one side of the head, and can be accompanied by nausea, an ‘aura’, sensitivity to light and sound, and vomiting. A headache is characterized by a less severe pain in the head, neck, or face; often caused my tight muscles in the neck and mid-back.
IT band syndrome is a lateral knee injury in which the IT band becomes inflamed, irritated, or tight. It can be caused by overuse and repetitive flexion and extension of the knee and poor walking and running mechanics. Pain occurs when the tightness of the band causes friction on the outside of the knee.
Your hip may hurt for a number of reasons, some of which include arthritis, impingement, bursitis, tendonitis, muscle strain, a labral tear, osteonecrosis, and wear and tear of the joint. Depending on the cause, you may also feel pain in the thigh, grown, buttocks, and either inside or outside the hip joint.
The golf swing is a complex movement pattern that comes in many variations, some more efficient than others. Here at Kinetic, Dr. Isaac is certified as a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) medical provider (level 2) and specializes in golf specific injuries, rehabilitation, and performance.
When you’re involved in a car accident, you may experience minor or severe injuries. The most common injuries obtained from a motor vehicle accident include neck injuries such as whiplash, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries, broken bones, strains and sprains, and psychological trauma.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the foot in which the plantar fascia – the thick band of tissue that runs under the bottom of your foot connecting the heel bone to the toes – develops micro-tears and becomes inflamed after repeated overuse.
As your pregnancy progresses, your body will change drastically to support the life growing inside of you. As a result, you may experience a variety of aches and pains on your skeleton and supporting tissues. Common pains during pregnancy include back pain, sciatica, pubic pain, carpal tunnel, rib pain, round-ligament pain, leg cramps, and more.
All of our therapists are licensed via their respective colleges and have met the requirements to practice in the province of Alberta.
Manual therapy paired with exercise rehabilitation, we provide treatment that goes beyond the treatment room. Kinetic Living offers a no fuss, one on one approach to treatment. Being multi-disciplinary, our practitioners have the ability to come together and collaborate on your treatment plan. We apply the principles of biomechanics and diversified techniques. Getting you moving better is the first step to recovery.
Your manual therapist will assess what tolerance you have to pressure. While it may be slightly uncomfortable at first, by providing feedback, your therapist will ensure to find a treatment style that is best suited to you.
Yes! We offer direct billing to the following insurance companies.
Alberta Blue Cross
Chambers of Commerce Group
Johnston Group Inc.
Please note we will submit your appointment electronically on your behalf, however, should your insurance not cover the entire treatment visit or prompt a declined / unauthorized response when submitted you will be required to pay for the visit
We accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Debit. We do our part for the environment and are paper-free. When scheduling your appointment, all the paperwork is provided to you via our online booking system, it’s that easy!
Supportive care is a great way to maintain your mobility, which ultimately can keep you moving well and living the active life that you enjoy.
Yes, please give our team a call to set up your appointment as there are a few additional steps and questions necessary prior to your initial visit. A call to your insurance provider to open a claim, and making a police report will be the first steps in getting you treatment quickly.
Prior to your visit, we will send you an intake form so that we have the most information to make an assessment. You will meet with your manual therapist, and after an evaluation of how you move (or aren’t moving!) together, you will come up with a treatment plan. Then, we put in the work to get you where you need to be.
We recommend that you wear comfortable and flexible clothing to your appointment. Also, bring your Alberta Health Care number along with any additional insurance or benefits coverage that you may have.
Free parking is available in front of The Garneau for 60 minutes by registering your license plate when you arrive at our front desk. Alternatively, there is metered City of Edmonton street parking available on 109th Street or 84th Avenue.
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