Miia Reardon

MScPT, BScKin

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Miia Reardon Leading Edge Physiotherapy

your recovery is her life’s work

training

  • Physiotherapist
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta – 2016
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of Calgary – 2011
  • AA1 and AA2 Medical Acupuncture Accreditation, Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute
  • Shockwave Certification – (Pending)
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division of the CPA level 1 – 2016
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division of the CPA level 2 – 2018
  • Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant – 2017
  • Myofascial release – 2017
  • Beach bum, coffee connoisseur and enjoyer of the little things

personality

Miia has cornered the market on a love for work. She believes that a work life balance is working and living – not one or the other. Working to get to know all kinds of different people; working to make a positive difference in their lives, and working to get better at what you love to do make up her work recipe in equal parts. Oh we musn’t forget that enjoying some food while she is at it is also important. After graduating with her kinesiology degree, Miia worked as an exercise therapist alongside a physiotherapist who taught her about the profession and showed her how “awesome” and rewarding being a physio could be. After mentoring with him for several years she decided to pursue her own career in physical therapy to help deliver the same awesome experience to her patients. Her awesomeness was so obvious to us at Leading Edge that we couldn’t resist bringing her on board our Windermere team.

  • Favorite book – A house in the sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sarah Corbett – a memoir about a young woman’s harrowing life from harsh childhood to her abduction in Somalia – a true survival story
  • Favorite sport – Volleyball, biking, snowboarding, yoga and extreme Tupperware stacking in the clinic fridge (note the combination of outdoors and food)
  • Favorite movie – Any action thrillers but especially ones with biking, snowboarding and yoga. Think XXX but in lululemon!
  • Favorite Hobby– Travelling to anywhere with a beach or bike riding in the river valley. The perfect day would be a river valley bike ride to Accidental Beach followed by a solid sand-which.
  • Clinical Pet Peeve – When ultrasound gel gets everywhere.
  • Something you may not know about her – This outdoors enthusiast spoke Finnish as a child… Aiotko syödä sitä?
  • Staff say– “ Quinoa, Kale, and Organic Skinless Chicken again?” and “She needs to slouch more, her posture is too good…”
  • Superhuman talent – Managing to eat a full meal and be looking for more within 5 minutes, while trying to put up with Jon and Justin’s less than awesome jokes.

edge

Miia zigged and zagged on her path to becoming a physiotherapist and it is in this path that she received a first hand real life education that is her edge. She grew up on the beaches and slopes of the Okanagan where she developed a love for outdoor, snow and water sports. After moving to Calgary she successfully obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and with it, a strong minor degree in the art to two stepping. She spent the following two years learning the ins and outs of being a kinesiologist working with injured athletes before moving to Montreal to hone her french language and cuisine skills (poutine conversation will add to any physiotherapy treatment). With her high grades and life experience, she embarked on her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy which has provided a rock solid foundation for her post graduate pursuits. Adding training in myofascial release, acupuncture, advanced mobilization techniques and orthopedic assessment / intervention is just a few of the tools that Miia has to take her patients on a path to recovery. Loving work and getting to work in an area she loves is the polish on the edge you might be looking for.

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  • Sports Physiotherapy

    Our professional staff have been active and involved with a broad spectrum of sports over their lives. We have staff that are passionate about golf, hockey, soccer, football, snowboarding, dancing, yoga, water skiing, tennis, squash, hiking, running, rugby, wakeboarding and many other sports. We have the skills and techniques to give you an edge on your recovery and together with the understanding of your sport, we can tailor them specifically to you.

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  • Physiotherapy

    At Leading Edge individualized treatment plans involving many techniques are developed with you, the client, and are then implemented, including hands-on treatment options, self-management strategies, and appropriate home exercises. We treat all parts of the body at all stages of the injury and healing process and it’s all called physiotherapy to us. Leading Edge Physiotherapy in Edmonton and St. Albert works, just let us show you how well.

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  • Fracture & Surgery Recovery

    Patients are often surprised to find out that following the immobilization period after a surgery or broken bone that their body part is nowhere near “normal.” For several reasons removing the cast, sling or stitches is not an instant fix, there are many steps in between that need to be followed to ensure an optimal and complete recovery.

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  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points, which have been empirically proven effective in the treatment of specific disorders. The Chinese have mapped these points over a period of 2000 years and we know where they are. Like knowing the streets and buildings of a city will help you to your destination, knowing these points and utilizing them effectively can assist with many painful conditions to get you where you want to be.

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  • Whiplash Response Regimen

    Return to activity is key to your recovery and we have several tools that will assist with this. In addition to physical therapy interventions, we combine on-site acupuncture, IMS, Graston Technique, mobilization, patient/condition specific exercise and our own in-house whiplash protocols to guide you in your recovery. Just as you want and expect an exceptional repair of your vehicle by experienced auto body experts with the latest technology, you should expect the same and more for the people you trust with your body.

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  • Traction / Spinal Decompression

    We utilize the latest advanced equipment in every aspect of the care we provide. In providing spinal traction we utilize the Chatanooga Triton dts Spinal Decompression System. Spinal Decompression Therapy involves a specially designed table attached to an advanced computer module. The distractive (traction) forces performed by the table and unit create decompression (unloading) of the spine improving blood flow and delivering focused treatment to the neck or lower back.

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  • Exercise Therapy

    At Leading Edge Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists have extensive training in medically indicated exercise. In fact, many of our therapists have Bachelor Degrees in Kinesiology (the science of human movement) prior to receiving their Masters training in physical therapy. Exercise has been medically proven to benefit in a multitude of areas and we know that in conjunction with our experience, skills and technology, it can keep you from coming back with the same problem. (This is a good thing.)

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  • Zero Gravity Treadmill

    Stress fractures, torn ligaments, torn muscles, lower extremity surgeries, tendinosis and many more conditions will keep a person from weight-bearing without pain. These conditions prevent walking, running and sometimes even standing. Our Alter-G Zero Gravity Treadmill looks and acts like a bounce castle for the lower body. The Alter-G uses “unweighting technology” that can make you feel up to 80 percent lighter. This in turn allows for an accelerated recovery in a protected environment and with less downtime.

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  • Radial Shockwave

    At Leading Edge Physiotherapy we offer the Swiss DolorClast® Master, a state-of-the-art technology that delivers a pneumatically generated high pressure sound wave that travels through the skin and into inflamed tissues and bone. This treatment shows significant results for chronic conditions and our 8 years of experience with it is included.

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"Another WINNER!!!  I went to Leading Edge Physiotherapy with hesitation only because of the distance from my home - but Grant Fedoruk came very highly recommended - and I thank GOD I made that initial ..."

- D.M.

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