What To Expect On Your First PT Visit | Calgary, AB

Physical therapy first-timer? What exactly are you in for on your first physical therapy visit? First off, dress comfortably because you will be moving. By the end of your evaluation, you should have a clear idea of your assessment and physical therapy treatment goals. You and your PT will create an individualized treatment plan to help you with your recovery. At Radiant Physiotherapy we give you a detailed written Plan Of Care (POC) on the day of your assessment which outlines diagnosis and treatments. What Is Physical Therapy? You probably have a general idea about what a physical therapy is and what a physical therapist does. But why exactly are you going to a physical therapist? What se

How Winter Running Improves Your Health Performance | Calgary, AB

Do you love to run but can’t bear to do it in the cold? Just because it’s the winter, doesn’t mean that you’re relegated to the treadmill or some other indoor activity in its place. There are actually some upsides to continuing your favorite pastime during the winter months. Some of which actually make cold weather running a bit more attractive than you may think. Vanquish Visceral Fat Studies have shown that cold weather running decreases the amount of fat that you maintain in your body. The human body has various types of fat that at one point or another can be converted into ATP to be used as energy or fuel during activity. Consistent cold weather running affects the more dangerous fats,

Manual Therapy | Calgary, AB

Many patients who have never experienced physical therapy before think physical therapy is just exercise programs and hot and cold pack regimes. Although both of these can be utilized in a physical therapy treatment program, manual therapy is proven to reduce recovery times and increase a patient’s range of motion and strength. What is Manual Therapy? Manual therapy is the use of a physical therapist’s hands to relieve pain and restore mobility. Manual therapy includes kneading and manipulating soft tissue such as muscles—which can increase circulation, reduce scar tissue and relax muscles—ultimately helping to reduce pain. Manual therapy can also include joint mobilization and manipulation,

Research Shows How to Prevent Lower Back Pain | Calgary, AB

Low Back Pain can be a pain in the butt. Especially when it keeps coming back. This blog briefly summarizes an excellent article that was just published. It’s a powerful article that collates all the quality evidence ever published on the topic of how to prevent recurrent low back pain. A 2016 systematic review (that’s the highest level of evidence) on the prevention of low back pain found some interesting results. The paper examined the recurrence of low back pain and compared strategies for reducing the risk of having another episode. Low back pain (LBP) is known to have a very high recurrence rate, with one-half of patients having a recurrence within 1 year. So what is the best strategy f

Upgrade your morning and boost your energy throughout the day | Calgary, AB

You may or may not have heard of bulletproof coffee, but this yummy morning brew is going to amp up your mornings and the rest of the day! So many people these days are in a huge rush in the morning and simply grab a coffee, a muffin (or other carbohydrate dense breakfast food) and head out the door. In my experience, this usually causes fogginess, fatigue and hunger mere hours later. Sound familiar? Bullet or Bulletproof coffee is a delicious, creamy and easy recipe to add some healthy fats to your morning brew. Adding healthy fats, such as MCT oil and grass-fed butter dense with omega 3 and 6, to your coffee slows down the absorption of caffeine. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are isolat

The 4 Myths of Massage | Calgary, AB

We live in an exciting age of information wherein anything we need to know is only a couple of clicks away; knowledge has never been more within our immediate grasp. There's only one problem: along with this easily accessible information comes an abundance of misinformation. This is perhaps most prevalent in the health and wellness industry and, more specifically, in the realm of massage therapy. Far-fetched claims are infinitely plentiful on the internet, everything from clearing bad energy to correcting poor posture. So, I’ve decided to make a short list of some of the most popular myths surrounding this profession as follows: 1) It has to hurt to be helpful. Nope. No truth to that stat

Spinal Stenosis Options: How to Reduce Pain and Increase Mobility | Calgary, AB

I’m always impressed by how active people can be in their later years and what a positive impact this activity level can have on their health and function. As a Physiotherapist, I’m fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to assist these people with maintaining and improving their physical abilities and a common condition that interferes with day to day activities is spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a condition that affects about 10% of all people over the age of 65. Typically, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis present with pain, numbness or fatigue that radiates down either one or both legs. The symptoms are typically relieved quickly by sitting down or bending forward. Symptoms

How to Prevent Knee Injury | Calgary, AB

At Radiant Physiotherapy we often go on and on about how exercise is so amazingly fantastic for your health; and it’s true, it is. Today, however, we’re going to address some of the perils of exercising, and discuss how to prevent exercise related injuries - especially in the knees. 3 things you need to prevent your next knee injury: Develop your core control. Your core is the link between your upper and lower body and significantly impacts your coordination and the way movement forces are handled in your lower extremities. Keep your exercises functional, and consider planks and wood choppers to develop your core, instead of sit ups and leg lifts. Develop your ankle mobility. For proper ali

How to Recover from Whiplash | Calgary, AB

Background: Whiplash is a common condition experienced after any type of forceful back and forth motion of the neck, and is typically used to describe the pain experienced after a motor vehicle accident. Most often, whiplash injuries are the result of trauma to the “Soft Tissue”, which includes muscles, ligaments, tendons and disks. Usually it is not necessary to identify which soft tissue is injured, and scans/x-rays are generally not needed to determine how to manage this condition. Neck and back pain are common after a whiplash injury. Fortunately, the vast majority of people experiencing a whiplash type injury improve relatively quickly. Research shows that most people return to all of t

How to Get Back to the Gym (After a Summer Outside) | Calgary, AB

September is a motivational time – something about the back to school vibe brings out the goal-setter in everyone. Unfortunately, much like our New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of plans are made in September don’t pan out. Health and wellness goals are high on the list of abandoned plans. Have you noticed the trend? The gym will be full of eager new faces in the first few weeks of September, only to noticeably thin out come October. How do you make the transition from sunny days outdoors, to dedicated time in the gym? Most of us are acutely aware of how important our workouts are to our well-being, so how can you make them stick this year? Easy Does it For most of us, when motivation shows up w

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These Five Tips Could Save You a Summer of Back Pain | Calgary, AB

In Calgary, AB, where we’re located, is a haven for cyclists (particularly in the summer time). The city and surrounding area’s winding roads, stunning views, and low vehicle density makes this a great place to train on a road bike, or take a day-long cruise on a hybrid. Unfortunately, it’s not only the roads and trails around here that are full of riders – clinics like Radiant Physiotherapy Clinic tend to see a lot of cyclists complaining of lower back tightness and pain, regardless of age, gender, or years of experience. While back pain is a common complaint in cycling, it really doesn’t have to be. There are all kinds of preventative steps you can take to counteract being hunched over you

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RADIANT PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC

Phone: (403) 457-9090

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1B-16 Macewan Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3K 2P2, Canada

Our Services:

  • Manual Therapy

  • Acupuncture Therapy

  • Functional Dry Needling / Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

  • Pelvic Floor Treatment

  • Tempomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) / Jaw pain

  • Massage Therapy

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

  • Electrotherapy

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Migraine Headaches Treatment

  • Work Related Injuries Treatment (WCB)