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EDMONTON CHIROPRACTOR AND PHYSIOTHERAPIST

A Multi-disciplinary facility for your body and your sport to keep you moving.

#TOGETHERWEMOVE

Obsessive in results, creative in execution and tied by the same belief:
It takes a village.

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Our Offerings

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, acupuncture, Graston, active release therapy, and exercise prescription. The goal of chiropractic care is to return you to your optimal level of functioning and strength.

Type of Treatment

  • Adjustments
  • Active Release Therapy (ART)
  • Graston
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture / IMS

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 a well guided exercise rehabilitation programme 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
Exercise Rehabilitation
Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)
IMS / Dry Needling
Acupuncture
Traction
Cupping
Taping

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 are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining mobility and pain-free functioning of the body. Using a variety of massage techniques such as cupping, fascial stretch therapy and Rapid NeuroFascial reset, the goal is to keep you moving, even when you think you can’t move anymore. We offer a 30 minute spotlight session, 60 minute overhaul session or a 90 minute work over session.

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 Fascial Stretch Therapy? Fascial stretch therapy or FST consists of guided stretching techniques to aide in mobilizing your fascia – the dense connective tissue that surrounds all of the muscles in your body. When the fascia becomes ‘tight’ it can lead to discomfort, injury and pain; it feels like a pulling sensation on one side of the body (like with a strained muscle) that just won’t go away. FST works at the level of the joint capsule, and focuses on whole body movement. Fascial stretch therapy is great to improve range of motion, assist with posture, improve athletic performance and functional strength to have you feeling your best.

What is RAPID NeuroFascial Reset? RAPID NeuroFascial reset is a movement based therapeutic technique that focuses on the central nervous system to release tension and strain within muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. With RAPID you will notice a change in the muscle tension right away, ensuring that the muscle and tendon ‘reset’ to a more normal and relaxed state – leaving you pain free.

Acupuncture is derived from the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of taking a needle and placing it into a specific region to bring about a change. At Kinetic, we combine both the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice and Western, or contemporary, acupuncture, which focuses on trigger points in muscles of the body. Acupuncture can assist with relieving muscle tension that can often cause headaches. It can also assist with inflammation reduction such as in a sprained ankle or osteoarthritis of the knee. In addition, acupuncture can assist with nerve pain, hormonal imbalance, fertility and anxiety or stress reduction. Acupuncture can be performed by your chiropractor and licensed acupuncturist.

Also know as ‘dry needling’, IMS is a dynamic, hands-on treatment where the practitioner continually works to stimulate the trigger points within the affected muscle to elicit a ‘twitch’ response. Once a ‘twitch’ response occurs, the muscle effectively is released from its strained or contracted state. The best part? 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

We are here to help you with your pre and post natal needs, whether it is chiropractic care, massage, or induction and fertility acupuncture we’ve got you covered! Our therapists are trained to assess your ever-changing needs during this exciting time, implementing techniques such as Webster technique. Staying moving during this time is crucial and we are here to get you there!

Post-partum rehabilitation is essential for your recovery after giving birth and our GrowCo post-natal rehabilitation workshops lead by Dr. Alyssa will help you re-lay the foundations of movement and body function as you heal. Re-establishing the strength of the pelvic floor, your glutes, and your deep core and postural muscles is necessary as part of your postpartum journey. For more information please contact us.

We strive to cultivate community and extend your treatment here at Kinetic beyond the treatment room.

Throughout the year we participate and host various events and educational workshops to keep you moving. We truly believe that it takes a village to reach your personal and professional goals; and we’re here with you every step of the way.

Our annual Kinetic Community Beach Volley Ball Sweat and Yoga Under the Stars are a few of our favourite events where we come together. Stay up-to-date on our events throughout the year by subscribing to our newsletter or checking out our socials.

Team
CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Kara

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, running alongside Run Collective run group as a Run Lead, and running half-marathons in Edmonton’s River Valley.

– “Nothing is impossible, if we are in it together.”

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Isaac

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.”

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Alyssa

Dr. Alyssa Clarkson grew up in Camrose, Alberta, where she participated in her favourite team sports, including hockey, soccer, basketball and volleyball.

Dr. Alyssa graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science and received her Doctor of Chiropractic designation at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Alyssa specialized in Graston technique, muscle release technique and has a special interest in pregnancy, women’s health and paediatric care.

In her spare time, Dr. Alyssa enjoys playing and watching sports, going for runs, working out at the gym, travelling and spending time with her family and friends. She has run two half marathons and currently plays soccer for a local women’s team here in Edmonton. Being active is an important part of her life and she loves to do anything that keeps her moving.

– “Do more of what makes you happy.”

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Mark

From a young age, Mark has been passionate about sport and believes in an active approach to rehabilitation and recovery for both youth and adult populations. He is a lifelong skier, gym goer, team sport enthusiast, and outdoorsman, and still enjoys lacing up the skates for a game of hockey. Mark has a background rich in strength and conditioning as a personal trainer, strength coach, and head off-season trainer for elite level minor hockey players. With a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, Mark brings years of experience providing physiotherapy to paediatric and adult populations with a focus on return to sport and activity. Whether you are looking to participate in sport and activities or feel more confident in motion, Mark is looking forward to teaming up with you to help you through all of life’s challenges.

– ”I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Chloe

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.”

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST + REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Hannah

Hannah has graduated from the Acupuncture program at MacEwan University and an Advanced Massage Therapy program. She is excited to offer both modalities in her treatments to help you on your path to better health and wellness. Hannah found value in massage after dealing with a personal injury as a child; she truly believes that regular massage therapy and acupuncture appointments can keep the body working at its optimal level and help prevent injury. She loves to treat pain management, injuries, digestion, women’s health, and sleep issues with acupuncture. Hannah has a wide range of techniques that she offers. This includes Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Massage Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) and RAPID Neurofascial Reset. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, working out at the gym, and learning to golf her with Fiancé.

– “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, the time will pass anyway.”

OFFICE MANAGER

Natasha

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.”

GUEST RELATIONS

Taylor

Taylor grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and decided to move to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta. She his currently studying Kinesiology, in hopes to become an Occupational Therapist in the future. Taylor enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and skiing. She is super excited to be apart of the Kinetic Team as our guest relations. Through Kinetic, she is looking forward to gaining hands on experience in her field of study.

– “Your only limit is your mind.”

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The team was chosen
for their meticulous
attention to detail.

Want to be a member of our team?

Think you’re amazing? Drop us a line if you have a deep seated passion rooted in your community, to provide one-on-one care, and would like the opportunity to collaborate with a team of like-minded manual therapists: chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, and health care professionals alike!

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

    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.

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  • Tennis Elbow

    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.

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  • Ankle Sprains

    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.

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  • Scoliosis

    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.

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  • Supportive and Corrective Kinesiotaping

    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.

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  • Low Back Injuries

    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.

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  • Sciatica / Numbness and Tingling

    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.

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  • Postural Issues

    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’.

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  • TMJ / Jaw Issues

    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.

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  • Wellness / Supportive Care

    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.

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  • Wrist Sprain

    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.

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  • Neck Pain

    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.

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  • Headaches and Migraines

    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.

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  • IT Band Syndrome

    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.

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  • Hip Pain

    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.

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  • Pregnancy

    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.

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  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

    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.

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    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.

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  • Babies + Children

    Babies and children regularly experience ear infections, latching/breastfeeding challenges, moodiness, acid reflux, colic/irritability, restricted head movement such as torticollis, poor coordination, sleep disturbances, noise sensitivity, respiratory issues, and more.

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FAQs

FAQs

All of our therapists are licensed via their respective colleges and have met the requirements to practice in the province of Alberta.

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
Canada Life
Chambers of Commerce Group
ClaimSecure Insurance
First Canadian
Green Shield
GroupHealth
GroupSource
Industrial Alliance
Johnson Inc
Johnston Group Inc.
Manion
Manulife Financial
Maxiumum Benefit
Sunlife Financial

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!

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. We apply the principles of biomechanics and diversified techniques. Getting you moving better is the first step to recovery.

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.

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 validating your parking 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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