As one of the Calgary area’s most useful resources for quality healthcare, Radiant Physiotherapy pursue in a wide range of physiotherapy services to get patients feeling healthier than ever before. And while we work hard to offer top-of-the-line treatments that help you feel better and get better, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you stay better for longer.
Manual therapy techniques include mobilization or manipulation of extremities or spine. It may also include massage, stretching, soft tissue mobilization of muscles, fascia, tendons or ligaments. It is a safe hands on approach to restore pain free mobility and function. Conditions treated include tendonitis, whiplash injury, strains or sprains, pre and post surgical rehab. Sports injuries and work related injuries as well as referrals to surgeons/orthopedic specialists as needed.
Acupuncture is the insertion of a very fine needle into specific points on the body along energy pathways called meridians. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to control pain and promote tissue healing. At Radiant we use Anatomical acupuncture. The needles are sterile and disposed of after single use.
Dry needling is proven to be effective in treating Chronic pain. Treatment is done by inserting an acupuncture needle into the tight or shortened muscle. That will then cause the muscle to twitch resulting in relaxation or lengthening of the tight muscle. If this procedure is done on a healthy muscle the patient may not feel any discomfort but because it is done on a chronically shortened muscle the patient may feel a cramp like sensation. It is a distinctive type of pain which the patient learns to welcome it as it is accompanied by relief. Patients refer to it as good pain
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves that interact with the tissues of the body to promote healing by breaking down scar tissue and calcium deposits, thus promoting the body’s natural healing process and formation of new blood vessels and improved blood flow to the area. Due to its fast healing ability, shockwave therapy is becoming extremely popular. It is a fast and effective was to heal calcific deposits on tendons, like for shoulder and rotator cuff tendons, for heel spurs and planter fasciitis, as well as Achilles tendonitis. It is the also proven to be very effective in treating chronic conditions such as muscular back pain.
TMJ dysfunction is a disorder of the Jaw due to malfunction of the joint or muscles. This may cause misalignment in the jaw or abnormal bite. Patient may also suffer from headaches, facial pain, jaw pain and/or clicking, ear or neck pain or difficulty chewing. Treatment can include manual therapy, acupuncture and/or dry needling. Also a screening of the cervical spine (neck) is done as it may contribute to TMJ dysfunction. If needed a referral to a dentist can be made.
Radiant Physiotherapy offers a wide variety of massages from Relaxation to deep tissue massages. Benefit of massage treatments is to improve circulation, reduce stress, lower heart rate and blood pressure and improve healing of tissues which results in better sleeping, reduced pain and a speedy recovery. All our massage therapists are certified and experienced.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is an exercise based therapy aimed to restore deficits of the inner ear. Treatment can help with a variety of vestibular problems including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and vestibular hypofunction (reduced function of one or both inner ears). Some symptoms are dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. Our Physiotherapist has effective training in vestibular Rehab
Concussion can be a result of trauma, car accident or can be caused with out hitting your head. Symptoms of concussion vary from memory loss to headaches, confusion, vision, dizziness and muscle pain.
At Radiant our specialized physiotherapist treats concussion and has helped many recover
Migraines can be debilitating, it can also be accompanied by other life-disrupting issues such as insomnia, neck pain, numbness, tingling, visual changes, dizziness nausea, muscle tension, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain syndromes, difficulty concentrating, and generalized full body malaise.
Both headaches and migraines can be treated with physiotherapy and behavioral changes. Depending on your triggers and tension points treatments may take as few as 3 sessions to help reduce intensity and frequency of your head pain. Our Physiotherapists can help.