Areas of Practice
Ed is trained to assess and treat problems of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and works closely with the Oral Facial Pain clinic at the University of Alberta dealing with TMJ patients. TMJ is a complex joint that can leave patients in pain when chewing, talking, difficulty sleeping and headaches. Together with dentist and doctors we can help patients recover from trauma and surgery.
Workers Compensation Board
We are WCB providers, which means we treat patients that have been injured at work and when approved by Workers Compensation Board will cover treatments. Coverage for treatment varies depending on your injury and your recovery. Inform receptionist that it is a WCB claim and bring the proper paperwork provided by a WCB claim manager. If you have any questions regarding number of treatments and paper work requirements do not hesitate to call our clinic.
Kim has a special interest in treating vestibular problems and has taken courses in that area. The vestibular system helps deliver signals to the brain to help with body orientation and movement. If the vestibular system is damaged or sending inappropriate signals this can lead to dizziness, the sense of the room spinning (vertigo), nausea, and imbalance. The most common vestibular dysfunction is called BPPV. BPPV is caused when small crystal like structures get relocated into the wrong area of the system. The relocated crystals disrupts neurological signalling and results in vertigo, feeling that you are spinning or the world is spinning around you. Due to the large amount of components that are involved in the vestibular system, assessment and treatments can be longer than a normal session. During vestibular assessment and treatments the signs and symptoms you suffer might increase, sometimes the signs and symptoms need to get worse for recovery.
We also treat:
Muscle pain and imbalances
Soft tissue injuries
Spine (cervical, lumbar and thoracic)
Sports related injuries
Strains and sprains
Our clinic has a Footmaxx system that allows us to do a dynamic gait assessment and fitting for custom orthotics. The orthotics are made off site but the assessment and follow up appointments are made in the clinic. Many people benefit from orthotics and not just people with flat feet. People with constant pain in hips and knees, especially if standing for long periods, can benefit from the added support and structure of an orthotics. Some insurance companies will cover the cost of orthotics but we cannot directly bill insurance companies for orthotics.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Getting into a car accident can be scary, painful and can lead to added stress. Patients that have been injured by a motor vehicle incident can rest assured that we are able to provide services and can coordinate with insurance companies for your treatment. Please be advised that you should talk to your insurance company before booking an appointment. Check with our clinic and bring in the proper paperwork that is given by the insurance company. It is recommended that you are seen as soon as possible after an MVA incident due to time frame restrictions. If you have any questions regarding number of treatments, time frame etc. please call our office.