Kanika Alagh (Physiotherapist)

Kanika is a determined, caring and passionate physiotherapist who thinks differently about physiotherapy. Her focus is to utilize new treatment techniques, tools as well as technology to provide effective care and outcomes for her clients. In 2008, Kanika graduated from Guru Gobind Singh University with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy. Kanika obtained her Canadian Physiotherapy license in 2014 and has been practicing physiotherapy in both Alberta and Ontario ever since.  She is in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She has treated patients in multiple settings including in the private and hospital clinics.  Specifically, she has experience working within the neurological, pediatrics and intensive care units and has worked with children with special needs. She continues to upgrade and enhance her skills through continued education and evidence based practice.

Kanika also practices acupuncture, dry-needling and has specialized training in TMJ (temporomandibular joint issues). She uses a combination of hands on mobilization, modalities, active release therapy, Graston technique and exercise prescription in her practice. She believes in educating clients about their conditions as well as explaining how to heal and treat them.

When Kanika is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and camping.  Kanika is accepting new clients and looks forward to meeting you soon!

Here is a list of the most common conditions that are successfully treated with physiotherapy.

• Back Pain and Sciatica
• Neck Pain
• Disc-related conditions including Degenerative Disc Disease
• Shoulder Impingement
• Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
• Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs)
• Headaches
• Tendonitis and tendon tears
• Bursitis
• Sprains and Strains
• Joint Dislocation and/or Joint Instability
• Various forms of Arthritis including Osteoarthritis
• Spondylitis, Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis
• Following Joint Surgery to repair meniscus, tendons, ligaments (e.g. ACL)
• After a joint replacement (Total Knee Replacement, Hip Arthroplasty)
• Post fracture
• Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries including Whiplash
• Muscle weakness and muscle tears
• General problems involving balance and falls risk
• General Fatigue and Deconditioning

SPECIFIC SYNDROMES and CONDITIONS

• Rotator Cuff Syndrome
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Golfer’s Elbow
• Tennis Elbow
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Swimmer’s Shoulder
• Jumper’s Knee
• Runner’s Knee
• Shin Splints
• Compartment Syndrome
• De Quervain’s
• Iliotibial Band Syndrome
• Piriformis Syndrome
• Chondromalacia Patella
• Plantar Fasciitis

About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease.

They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

All physiotherapists registered to practice in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competence examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.

More than 20,000 registered physiotherapists work in Canada, in private clinics, general and rehabilitation hospitals, community health centres, residential care and assisted-living facilities, home visit agencies, workplaces, and schools.