I'm Mbong, My 'day job' I'm PT and wellness coach at Radiance PT in Durham, where I help active women in their 20's to 40's discover strength & confidence in their pregnant & postpartum bodies so they can keep having fun running with their friends. Working with me, they also learn how to let go of burnout and guilt that holds them back from feeling calm and ease in their day to day as a busy parent. I'm married to the most amazing man and we have 3 energetic kids. I run and CrossFit for my main modes of exercise, I love to keep moving most days of the week.
2. How/why did you become a physical therapist?
I've been a Physical Therapist for 14 years, I started college as a computer science major and realized that being confined to a desk programming wasn't for me. I loved PT as it is a way people find healing through movement and exercise so they can connect with the people closest with them, as humans we are wired for movement and community!
3. What is the mission or main focus of Radiance Physical Therapy?
My mission at Radiance PT is to empower women to take back ownership of your health and your body. Main women are led to believe that back pain, leakage, pain with sex are things you just have to deal with, and this holds them back from feeling happy and healthy in your body and living active and healthy lives. The truth is, healing is possible and you deserve to be happy and experience joy even amidst a busy schedule.
4. Do you have any specialties or any area of expertise?
Obstetric & Pelvic Health, Orthopedics, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, Mental Fitness Specialist
5. What are the best & most challenging parts of being a business owner and health practitioner?
Best parts of being a health practitioner is working with people who are being brave and courageous and committed to their health goals, best part of being a business owner- I get to create my hours that align with my role as a busy mom of 3 and I get to create programs to serve other moms without big corporate red tape. A challenging thing is that many people are led to believe you have to ask someone else for permission for your health- like I hear, "I have to ask my husband or my doctor", I'm like, girl- it's YOUR BODY! You are allowed to make decisions for things you want and ask them to support you in your goals or ask for guidance.
6. Where do you see your business in 5 years?
1-2 more therapists on staff, teaching community lifestyle and wellness. I'd love to dive into reaching more moms in the health coaching space around the country. My work is too amazing to be confined to North Carolina :)
7. Who do you look up to or admire in the health community?
I admire my mentors who introduced me to addressing the whole person, you are more than your knee pain or pelvic floor problem, Antony Lo & Susan Clinton are a few of the people who have been a great inspiration.
8. Tell me about your most recent business win.
Starting Empowered Birth-Push Prep Workshops, my most recent project, this is an opportunity for pregnant people & their birth partner to learn more about having a smoother birth.
9. Please share any upcoming events or programs you will be participating in or any special offerings for new clients.
This spring, I rolling out a Wellness Program for moms who want to go from Chaos to Calm, you can email me at mbong@radiancePT.com to learn more and get on early access information, stay tuned for more information on IG @mbonghenry.dpt