Competitive Edge is a Sport Therapy and Concussion Management clinic passionate about helping individuals recover from their injury and return to an active lifestyle.
Our business was born in December of 2012 and we spent our early years perfecting our Concussion Management by working with a large variety of sports teams in Calgary. Two years later in December of 2014 our clinic opened its doors and we expanded our services to include Athletic Therapy Appointments. This allowed us to fulfill our passion of helping all active individuals recover from their injury and return to activity stronger, faster, and healthier than before!
The care you will receive at Competitive Edge is unmatched by any other sport therapy clinic. We spend an entire hour one on one with you at every appointment. Our concern is uncovering and correcting the root cause of your injury to resolve it. No Band-Aid approach here! We are invested in your health and your recovery and our mission is to get you feeling better and doing the things you love to do!
Our Certified Athletic Therapists use a variety of techniques depending on your specific injury and what exactly your body needs to recover. Here are a few of our favorite treatment modalities that you may experience when you come to see us.
This form of treatment involves gentle muscle tests to discover which muscles activate and which don’t. This tells us how your brain is controlling these muscles and where your body has developed compensation patterns. Then we can use this information to break down these compensation patterns, teach your muscles how to activate correctly and get you moving again!
“NKT” is provided by the following therapists: Ally Lo, Carly Kolesnik, Harley Thwaites, Megan Kretzer, Brodie Lefaivre, and Lindsay Ibey
Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle touch manual therapy aimed at correcting the Craniosacral System so that the body can self-correct and heal. The Craniosacral system consists of the cerebral spinal fluid around the brain and the tissue down the spinal cord. This fluid should flow and empty and fill with a certain rhythm, (your “craniosacral rhythm”!) to bring new nutrients and hydration to those cells. When the body undergoes trauma or an injury or stressor of any kind, this rhythm can get “off”. The cells aren’t getting fresh fluid with good nutrients and the surrounding tissue and joints become restricted. This leads to a chain reaction of tightness that can affect many different parts of the body.
Craniosacral Therapy is provided by Brodie Lefaivre and Lindsay Ibey
Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)
P-DTR looks at receptors of the body that detect sensation. These receptors send information to your brain about your body. A dysfunction in one of these receptors will send an inaccurate message to the brain. In response, the brain will send a message back to the body telling it to adapt. This may mean certain muscles work too much or not enough in an attempt to protect itself from danger of further injury. Muscles end up being tight or not activating properly, joints can become restricted and lead to pain. P-DTR corrects these sensory receptors that are the root cause of the injury! Prepare to be amazed! This treatment style is like nothing you have experienced before!
P-DTR is provided by Lindsay Ibey .