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!
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.
This therapy uses a gentle touch and movements to free nerves and nerve systems from their restrictions. Nerves often get stuck to bones, membranes, fascia and muscles. This therapy is a method of finding what is holding the nerve the tightest, and working through the adhesions between the two structures. When our bodies get injured and things tighten up, it is our body trying to actively protect an area. As things heal, the nerves can remain entrapped in the tension. Whenever a nerve is entrapped, it causes pain, spasm, and tension to the surrounding structures. This creates a cyclical loop of pain or discomfort. Neuromeningeal manipulation is a technique to help break that loop.