Whether you’re a professional/elite athlete or a weekend warrior, we understand how important it is that your body is operating at peak performance. We’re here to help accelerate your recovery from injury, prevent any future issues, and enhance your ongoing sport performance.
We take a holistic approach to sport physio, meaning we’ll focus on optimizing your overall physical function in addition to treating any ongoing injuries you may have. Our therapists have competed as high-level athletes themselves and have since spent a large part of their careers supporting other elite athletes, both on the field and in the clinic.
Injury Assessment and Treatment
Our certified sports physiotherapists are trained in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sports-related injuries, including sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations. We utilize the latest, evidence-based practices to help accelerate your recovery.
Every athlete is unique. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to rehabilitating a sports injury. Every program we create is tailored to the specific needs of the athlete and sport we’re working with. We’ll guide you through the exercises and therapy needed to restore your power, coordination, flexibility, and range of motion so you can get back to your sport stronger than ever.
Our goals as your sports physiotherapist are to focus on your injury management AND on optimizing your athletic performance. We’ll create a specialized program designed to improve your strength, endurance, and overall athletic abilities. We’ll flag any imbalances and weaknesses so we can target your rehab and help you reach your full potential.
Injury Prevention (prehab)
Prevention is always better than a cure. We’ll work with you to identify potential risks and develop a tailored injury prevention plan. Our aim is to reduce the likelihood of future injuries so you can keep performing at your best.
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Every athlete is unique, as are their injuries and goals. Since we treat patients one-on-one (one therapist with one patient at a time) at Acceleration Physiotherapy, our therapists have the time to truly understand your situation and concerns, assess your condition thoroughly, and develop a personalized treatment plan that suits your specific goals toward athletic excellence.
Experience and Training
Sid Aurka is one of the few certified Sports Physiotherapists in Sherwood Park. He has always been involved with sports on a personal level. During his academic career, he competed as a varsity-level athlete in wrestling and for the Canadian national cricket team.
Now, as a professional, he enjoys supporting athletes with their sport-related injuries. Sid has previously worked as a physio with the Pandas Hockey Club in Edmonton and now works with the Team Canada Sitting Volleyball team.
He also has training and experience collaborating with orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians as they diagnose and treat ACL injuries at all stages of rehabilitation. He helped run the Acute Knee Injury Clinic and the Functional Agility and Strength Training class for athletes with ACL injuries at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic.
Our clinic operates inside the Integro Wellness Studio, a large personal training gym. We have full access to the equipment and space needed to support high-level athletes.
Brilliant practitioners at Acceleration Physiotherapy. Suffered from a knee/hip issue that was causing significant pain and loss of quality of life. Acceleration’s team put a plan in place to ensure the issue was properly assessed. They told me it would take a few sessions to properly determine the cause. After three sessions the issue was accurately diagnosed and I was given a treatment plan that began to show results and reduce pain immediately. Issue is practically resolved now and Acceleration’s team have given me a clear plan to ensure issue doesn’t reoccur. I also felt a genuine concern for my recovery and desire from the team to diagnose the issue I was facing. That was a nice feeling.
Brittney is amazing. Her knowledge is so extensive that she always has an answer and solution to my problems. She has made my life so much better after my foot surgery. I used to go to her at her former work place and was so happy i could find her at Acceleration. I recommend her to all my friends. Thanks so much, Brittney, you go above and beyond in your work.
James is hands down the best physiotherapist I’ve ever worked with. I’ve seen him for acute and chronic issues and always have great results. His assessments are thorough, his treatment plans are helpful, and he makes customized adjustments as treatment progresses. No generic treatments and waiting around while your physiotherapist bounces between multiple appointments. You get his full attention the whole time and the space is very comfortable. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Brittney and her team at Acceleration Physiotherapy are professional, courteous and well trained in all aspects of personal physical therapy. My time with Britney was excellent – always cheerful, ready to help, an excellent listener, but most important to me was that she was able to explain what we were doing to fix me, why we were doing it and show how in a simple way to achieve the results I needed. I will definitely come back to Brittney if I need to and would recommend anyone to contact her and Acceleration Therapy to assist them in their recovery.
I guess what I really appreciate about Brittney is that she made me better. I’ve been out x-country skiing 3 times over the past 3 or 4 weeks and enjoy it so much because I am simply pain free. No more wobbling and hobbling and I can fully enjoy this wonderful winter sport. Further, I appreciate Brittney’s professionalism, knowledge and skill as a physiotherapist and I feel valued and treated as an important client. I will gladly recommend Brittney to any of my family or friends if they are looking for a physiotherapist. No hesitation whatsoever.
I cannot recommend James highly enough. His thorough evaluations and precise, tailored treatments made an immediate and lasting impact to my carpal tunnel related issues. To say IMS has been a miracle would not be a far stretch. With his direct and down-to-earth approach, I am educated on my condition and know I am getting the best physiotherapy treatment possible with each visit. Simply put, there is no one better!
James is the best - from my early days playing hockey to now in my mid-40’s I have had many Physiotherapists work with me for various injuries and none have been as comprehensive, knowledgeable and engaged as James. He is really about getting his patients back to real life as soon as possible, having fun, and no unnecessary clinical fluff. I trust him completely for myself, my wife and young daughters who are athletes themselves. We wouldn’t think to go anywhere else.
I highly recommend James Squire as a physiotherapist. He offered me exceptional care by using multiple modalities in my treatments to improve my mobility and strength, relieve my pain, and restore my physical function.
I recently started to see James Squire about a shoulder injury. My shoulder worked, but certain movements caused a great amount of pain. The biggest issue was my sleeping. I would wake up 5-6 times a night in excruciating pain. After 4 weeks with James, there was a huge difference. Within 8-9 weeks, workouts felt great and I could sleep through the night pain-free. It was a long process, but one I was confident that James could help me with. He was polite, professional, knowledgable, and made it easy for me to comprehend my injury. He made sure I had the knowledge and understanding to continue on my own. I would highly recommend James to anyone with an injury!
I came to James after suffering a significant shoulder injury playing football. He was able to accurately identify the cause and severity and prepare a successful treatment plan that allowed me to return to my sport without any symptoms. He is able to combine his medical knowledge with his own sports experience to provide the best service possible for an athlete.