Patient Testimonials

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  • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS & CROHN'S DISEASE NO MORE!

    My Chiropractic Story

    I initially consulted with Dr. Glen because I was interested to hear if chiropractic care could help my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. I had heard and read many positive reviews, and wanted to give it a try for myself.

    I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in October 2013, and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) shortly after. I have suffered from standard Crohn’s Disease Symptoms for several years, included abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. I experienced regular joint pain, especially in my fingers, toes and ankles. At one point, my ankles had swollen to the point of not being able to walk.

    I watch what I eat, and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I self-inject two different medications to treat the Crohn’s Disease and RA bi-weekly and weekly, and also take several vitamins as prescribed by my doctors each day. I have a positive outlook on life, and am determined to not suffer from my illness.

    I was a little bit skeptical about receiving chiropractic treatment in the beginning. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be worth the time, effort or money, or if it was even going to work for me. Like I said, I was willing to give chiropractic treatment a try; it appealed to me because it was all natural and non-invasive.

    Dr. Glen has been amazing from the get-go. I have appreciated his positive spirit, and sincere and honest care. He is extremely knowledgeable, and always takes time to share his insight and listen to mine. Dr. Glen is eager to help and genuinely wants to make a difference. He has a knack for saying the right things and making you feel at ease. Dr. Glen’s staff is cheerful, kind, organized and accommodating. His office is welcoming, clean and filled with current reports and information.

    My chiropractic results have been both rewarding and revealing; I have experienced a definite decrease in my abdominal and joint pain over the past 6 months – my GI specialist and rheumatologist have also indicated and confirmed this improvement. I am sleeping better and waking up feeling rested. I have more energy, less headaches and my mind isn’t as foggy as it used to be. I have a had very little swelling in my joints, and have gained weight. My most recent bowel ultrasound for the assessment of Crohn’s Disease was extremely revealing, in that that it did not diagnose an active disease.

    Aside from my known Crohn’s and RA diagnoses, Dr. Glen also has been treating scoliosis in two areas of my spine. I was unaware of the scoliosis until my initial assessment with Dr. Glen. This has also been treated with great success, as revealed by the difference between pre and post x-rays.

    I am extremely pleased with the treatment I received from Dr. Glen, and would not hesitate to recommend him for chiropractic care. I feel fortunate to have been a patient at Atlas Family Chiropractic, as my results were excellent – the time, effort and money spent were definitely worthwhile.

    K Ross

  • Babies need chiropractic to…

    My baby had neck stress from labour & delivery and had sudden painful outbursts (gassiness). Chiropractic has made her a happier baby. She is much more calm and relaxed, almost sleeping through the night.  Dr. Glen is gentle and great with kids. 

     Cassie

  • Adult Asthma and Allergies

    For years I suffered through severe lower back pain, and occasionally my neck would be so stiff I felt like a soldier. Any amount of time I spent in the car for more than 30 minutes would result in days of medications to ease the pain and stiffness. I also never had a time in my life I can remember where I did not suffer from asthma and allergies. I figured that everyone suffered from health problems and it was just a part of life, so I never saw doctors to try to solve my issues; instead I just took medications hoping for some ease. I was on all kinds of medications including Singular, Claritin, Welbutrin, Concerta, Nasonax, and occasionally even Advair and Albuterol.

    I was skeptical about chiropractic care at first, not understanding how it could actually work to help me. Well, I found myself amazed! Dr. Glen’s intuitiveness to ask the perfect questions and persona that helped me relax and trust in his care led to my pain greatly being reduced! Soon after that, I noticed that the asthma and allergies were getting better too!

    I had such good results and Dr. Glen’s technique was so gentle I was confident to bring in my youngest son.   He too suffered from asthma and allergies, and even experienced attention deficit issues… but since he has come under chiropractic care, he has gotten better too!

    Glenn S.

  • Insomnia with Low Back Pain

    For years I could not sit or stand at all without experiencing chronic lower back and shoulder pain. I also suffered from persistent insomnia. I had been to physical therapy, and other chiropractors that snapped and cracked my spine but it did not give me true relief at all.

    At first, I had a few doubts about chiropractic care; however, I was comforted in how warm and professional Dr. Glen Johanson and his practice .  Dr. Glen made specific adjustments that were very gentle.  After being under chiropractic care, I no longer have pain and I am able to sleep through the night! Overall, chiropractic care has given me a better life and wellbeing!  I would highly recommend Atlas Family Chiropractic.

    Tina Z.

  • High Blood Pressure

    For years before coming to Dr. Glen Johanson, before I was stressed out, tensed up and unable to relax and let go of the day.  My mind was constantly racing.  This took its toll on my physical wellbeing forcing my blood pressure up at times.  My primary care doctor prescribed blood pressure medication.

    Then a friend recommended that I see Dr. Johanson.  It was immediately apparent that Dr. Glen is genuine and has a call on his life to lead and care for people. The day after my FIRST adjustment I had a checkup with my primary doctor and my blood pressure was back to a normal 120/84!

    Now I recommend chiropractic to all of my friends who are suffering and I know that there are 3 thing needed for health: Normally working Nervous system, normally working Digestive system and Good food!  That's It!  And there is no one I trust more than Dr. Glen to keep my Nervous system at its best!

    Eric P.

  • A Safe Place even for those with PTSD

    At the urging of family member, I came to Atlas Family Chiropractic as a last resort before quitting my job and applying for disability. My top complaints were non-stop headaches/recurring migraines, fybromyalgia, sciatica, and difficulty breathing. Some of my other symptoms included being unable to walk across the room without pain, inability to chew my food, inability to walk up stairs without gritting my teeth and holding my breath, and inability to get a good night's rest. I cannot remember that time I was   without pain,   ever. On a pain scale of 0-10, I frequently experienced pain at a 15 and considered a 6 to be a good day!

    I also suffer from complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and overwhelming physical and emotional trauma. In Dr. Johason’s office I found that my PTSD history was not overlooked or considered irrelevant as it had been by other practitioners! Instead I found that the glimpses into my past that I choose to share were both safe and enabling. Dr. Johanson listened and applied his chiropractic skills to receive further insight into developing a personal chiropractic treatment plan.

    I was impressed by the careful attention to detail throughout the assessment period, and the way Dr. Johanson continues to consult and train with other Doctors to stay on the cutting edge of research, practice, and technique. Due to this, I am able to make better decisions for my life.  
    Under the care of Dr. Glen, my quality of life has improved, I have been able to remain gainfully employed, and my baseline level of energy has risen by 10%! I ‘bounce-back’ more quickly and effectively from challenging days and I am now able to participate in more activities that I enjoy! My headaches and migraines are reduced. There are less of the extremely high pain days, my sleep disorder has lessened, and the sciatica is gone!!
    I have been under consistent care for the last six months and I can testify that the changes have been significant all around… however, the most for me is that I now hope and support for continued spinal recovery, something that I had not found anywhere else.

    Mel G.

  • Overall Health

    Initially my chiropractic care was to treat "back pain". I had thought about spinal health, but my thought was pain=improper alignment. Today my thought is proper alignment=proper function = health.   I tell my network that chiropractic care is a part of my overall health. One of the largest improvements in my life has been my quality of sleep.

    Amanda H.

  • Past Trauma  & Damaged Spine

    My back was in terrible shape due to numerous injuries over the course of my life; compressed, slipped and fused vertebrae which caused extreme pain every day.  My x-ray was scary looking to say the least.  Pills are not an option, but chiropractic care is natural.   I was nervous but Dr. Glen reassured me that he could help and his care was very gentle, I actually wondered if it would do anything.  Chiropractic care is the best overall way of taking care of your health. It is prescription-free, therefore non-toxic to the rest of your body, not poisoning it with man-made pills. Chiropractic care has made my life so much better and pain free. My mobility is amazingly free, to be able to bend over and touch my toes without pain is great.

     Ron W.

  • Athletic Performance

    I during the NHL playoffs I got hit hard and injured my low back, I saw our team sports therapist which gave me some relief and I made it through the playoffs.  I returned to Canada and continued with massage therapy and traditional chiropractic with only temporary relief.  I tried dry land training but was unable because of low back pain.  I was referred to Dr. J’s office by other players and my dry land training coach.  Glad I went, Dr. J took the time to find the problem, explain it and he definitely had the skill to correct it.   After two weeks I had a dramatic improvement and at six weeks I am able to skate again at 100%.  Thank you Dr. Glen, thanks for all your help and support.

    Brandon S.

    I play in the NHL and take a lot of abuse throughout the season.  I got referred to Dr. Glen office by friends that had seen him and gotten great results.  When I went in the staff were great and I received a complete evaluation before and explanation of what my care would look like.  The adjustments that I received were very gentle and I was a bit skeptical if they would actually help.  Well I am glad I followed though, I am playing the best ever of my career and will make neurological corrective care part of my training regimen from now on. 

    Jim V.  

  • Chronic Migraines and Chrons Disease

    I was totally apprehensive about seeing another chiropractor after having a couple bad experiences in the past.  After battling chronic migraines and having some sort of headache every day for 30 years, trying a lot of prescription medication with no relief, my M.D. actually was the one that referred me to Dr. Johanson.   I was apprehensive about going but my M.D. assured me Dr. Johanson was very good, experienced  and keeps up with the latest technology/techniques available (with his gentle technique there is no twisting or cracking).   My quality of life was really lacking having headache everyday my family suffered, I suffered and I feel I have missed out on my life.   After an examination and seeing for myself the damage in my spine I had hope that I could be helped.  I am so glad that I went to see Dr. Glen.  After two weeks my everyday headache was gone!  After one year of care I had only two migraines that were much less severe.  Dr. Johanson is also very good at explaining chiropractic and takes the time to make sure that you understand the healing process and how to achieve optimal health.  With my consultation Dr. Glen said that he would help me with my headaches, which he has but he also explained as we corrected my spine, removing nerve interference and promoting healing that it may have a very positive affect on my Chrons disease.  I was very skeptical to this new information but again had hope that it possibly could help because I already had life changing results with care.  In my second year of care I was really doing well and had not experienced any of my usual Chrons symptoms.  At my regular appointmoint monitoring my Chrons disease my doctor’s office called me in to discuss my results.  I no longer had any signs of Chrons disease!  When my M.D. asked what I had been doing different in the last year my only answer was receving regular chiropractic which he had recommended for my migraines.  My best recommendation is go see Dr. Johanson, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain. 

    Debbie H.

  • Leg Numbness and Depression

    I first came to Dr. Johanson for pain and numbness in my lower leg that was so bad I could barely walk.  The office was very welcoming and a safe place, as well as professional.  After one adjustment with Dr. Glen my foot pain immediately improved. Dr. Glen took the time to teach me about the connection between the spine, the nervous system and the rest of the body; it made a lot of sense.

    Since being educated on chiropractic, I have also sought care for sinus problems, low back pain, a underactive pituitary gland causing low testosterone, depression and anxiety. My medical doctors had me on Zyrtec, Flonase, Clomid, testosterone injection, Zoloft. Now I ONLY use Mucinex on the rare occasion that I have sinus issues (usually taken care of by an adjustment), and I am completely off Zoloft.

    When I first came to Dr. Johanson, I was extremely skeptical, but all those doubts have been overcome by the results I have experienced.  Now my whole family and a number of friends that I have referred all get regular care in Dr. Johanson’s office.  I also believe chiropractic played a big part in healing my daughter from a life-threatening dairy allergy.

    Dr. Glen truly cares about his patients as people and devotes himself to helping them!!!

    Bill M.

  • Headaches and Back Pain

    Dr. Glen’s chiro care should be a requirement for prevention of conditions. Getting regular adjustments has made a world of difference. First the headaches went away, then my back has gotten much better and I continue with treatments to prevent these headaches and pain. It feels better to have an adjustment rather than to take pain medication to cover the symptom but never address the cause. You can gain better results with adjustments.

    Tina T.

  • Body Aches and Pains

    I'm pain free with regular adjustments. No more pain pills!  I take my kids to be checked every two weeks.  Good nerve function equals a healthy body and soul.  Go see Dr. J he will take good care of you and your whole family.

     Lynette P

  • Pregnancy and Family Care

    Dr. Glen has been taking care of the family for over 3 years now and we have seen significant changes in our health! Some examples of the changes are as follows: my son Sam has not had any issues with his asthma for the last 3 years. My kids have not been sick and the only time they go the doctors has been for their yearly exams!

    This past year Dr. Glen cared for me during my 3rd pregnancy. (My pregnancy was considered high risk because of my age of 41.) Well, due to consistent chiropractic care, I had no major issues! As a matter of fact, my last delivery was a better experience than the other two! I had a natural birth and delivered the baby within 10 minutes of arriving to the hospital! And neither Sam nor I received any medication during our stay! I contribute all of these things to my chiropractic care plan and Dr. Glen’s gentle care.

    On the behalf of our family, we like to say "Thank You" to Dr. Johanson and Atlas Family Chiropractic for guiding us in a healthier longer life. We consider our chiropractor as family and we look forward to seeing him every week!

    Amanda S.

  • Adult Asthma and Allergies

    For years I suffered through severe lower back pain, and occasionally my neck would be so stiff I felt like a soldier. Any amount of time I spent in the car for more than 30 minutes would result in days of medications to ease the pain and stiffness. I also never had a time in my life I can remember where I did not suffer from asthma and allergies. I figured that everyone suffered from health problems and it was just a part of life, so I never saw doctors to try to solve my issues; instead I just took medications hoping for some ease. I was on all kinds of medications including Singular, Claritin, Welbutrin, Concerta, Nasonax, and occasionally even Advair and Albuterol.

    I was skeptical about chiropractic care at first, not understanding how it could actually work to help me. Well, I found myself amazed! Dr. Glen’s intuitiveness to ask the perfect questions and persona that helped me relax and trust in his care led to my pain greatly being reduced! Soon after that, I noticed that the asthma and allergies were getting better too!

    I had such good results and Dr. Glen’s technique was so gentle I was confident to bring in my youngest son.   He too suffered from asthma and allergies, and even experienced attention deficit issues… but since he has come under chiropractic care, he has gotten better too!

    Glenn S.

  • Panic Attacks

    I had issues with my neck and could not turn my head to the left. I also had panic attacks which I had no idea chiropractic could help.  Dr. Glen explained removing nerve interference would allow my body and brain to function better.  Try it, listen to your body and it will let you know how it will be working for you. I now have full motion in my neck, and as a bonus it stopped my panic attacks.

    Mary

  • Body Pains and Migraines

    For years I had some major shooting pain in my hips, neck, and lower back that would often cause migraines. Sometimes the pains would be so severe that I had great difficulty working and with driving! I found myself taking Excedrin and Tylenol regularly. Multiple friends of mine suggested chiropractic care.

     I was skeptical, but I trusted them so I figured I’d be hopeful and give it a try. My tensions were put at ease as I entered the positive environment of Dr. Glen Johanson’s office. He always ensures that I am well educated on what he is doing and why, and I know that as my doctor he is truly listening to me.

    Since I have been under regular care, I have stopped having the sharp pains and I rarely find myself in “crisis mode” anymore! I love that Dr. Glen is flexible to work at meeting my needs, and also that he carries a great concern for my wellbeing! He truly works with me on every possible aspect to ensure that I can get the best care and be in my best health!

    Mary S.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    I came to Dr. Glen with neck pain and numbness from my chest to my toes.  I am a long haul truck driver and have not taken very good care of myself.  I had just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  My MD told me that MS is not curable and gave me a choice of three different drugs and explained the benefits and the side effects.  I picked the drug that seemed to have the least amount of side effects, (he said he didn’t care which one I chose) which evidently turned about to be horrible bloody diarrhea, where after taking the drug I was standing in line at my bank and emptied my bowels, I was so embarrassed!  I got referred to Dr. Glen’s office from a family friend.  After a complete chiropractic evaluation and digital x-rays, Dr. Glen explained the problem areas in my spine.  He made it clear he does not treat MS but as he corrected the problem areas in my spine my body would heal better.  He explained that having true health is having optimal function (which comes from your nervous system) and your body’s ability to heal.  At first I saw Dr. Glen four times a week and after only six weeks all my symptoms of MS were gone!  Chiropractic was my solution to regaining my health.  I thank God that I was led to Dr. Glen’s office and I no longer need any horrible medication.  I am making chiropractic part of my life.

    Kevin M.

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  • M: 9:30 am - 12 pm; 3pm - 6 pm
  • T: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • W: 9:30 am - 12 pm; pm - closed during the summer/fall
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Atlas Family Chiropractic

  • Dr. Glen Johanson
  • Airdrie, Alberta
  • 403-945-9450
  • 5113, 403 Mackenzie Way SW

Patient Testimonials

 

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Chiropractic care seems to be a universal method of treatment used by all kinds of people. Since receiving frequent chiropractic care I have noticed an improvement in my posture, sleep, energy, and emotional balance. My advice to people I know is that chiropractic care is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Glen has been great and I would highly recommend him.Kyle D
Dr. Glen’s chiro care should be a requirement for prevention of conditions. Getting regular adjustments has made a world of difference. First the headaches went away, then my back has gotten much better and I continue with treatments to prevent these headaches and pain. It feels better to have an adjustment rather than to take pain medication to cover the symptom but never address the cause. You can gain better results with adjustments.Tina T
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