Shockwave Therapy benefits

Shockwave Therapy: Common Conditions It Cures and Its Benefits

Persistent pain like chronic joint or muscle pain restricts you from carrying your day smoothly and often makes you feel lethargic and lousy. Chronic pain requires multiple sessions that can take up to more than 7 weeks to resolve. Not quite intriguing, is it? 

However, what might be compelling to you is the new highly popular SHOCKWAVE THERAPY that we acquire here at PhysioExperts in Kanata! 

WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

Shockwave therapy is the most progressive non-surgical technology that helps to heal chronic inflammation, stimulates collagen (which connects and supports tissue), and also breaks up excessive calcium deposits. This therapy has proved to be a great leap of success in multiple disciplines like orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, etc. 

WHAT IS THE “MECHANISM OF ACTION” INVOLVED IN SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

Shockwave is an acoustic wave that carries the energy of low to high intensity promoting energy to the painful spot on your body. This energy endorses the healing process of the smallest tissue as well as the repairing process of the bones. 

The therapy is initiated in 3 simple steps

  1. Location of the area to be treated

This is done so by using palpation to precisely detect the location of the pain. 

  1. Gel application 

Applying gel helps to transfer the waves efficiently and smoothly.

  1. Therapy initiation

Finally, with utter care, the therapeutic motions of the shockwave machine begin under the supervision of an expert. 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

There are umpteen benefits of this painless treatment of which some are: 

  • Helps to stimulate blood flow necessary for the regeneration of new healthy cells and tissues
  • Accelerates the repairing and healing process of the scar tissues
  • Controls muscle spasms 
  • Helps consolidate ligament tear and tendon ruptures 
  • Heals chronic inflammation 
  • Breaks excessive calcium deposits 
  • Restoring mobility 
  • Relive pain and relax muscles


WHAT CONDITIONS DOES SHOCKWAVE THERAPY CURE?

Some common conditions for which shockwave therapy used are:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder tendonitis and calcifications
  • Achilles Tendon Pain
  • Neck and Back strains
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle trigger points
  • Chronic knee tendinitis
  • Shoulder rotator cuff pain
  • Hamstring tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Hamstring tears
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Muscle tightness
  • Stress fracture
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Scar tissue

The effectiveness of shockwave therapy is excellent, typically with a success rate of 90% when combined with exercise therapy. Many times, relief is achieved after just 2 or 3 sessions, with an overall success rate of: 

  • 91% for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder and Achilles tendinopathies
  • 90% for plantar fasciitis
  • 77% for tennis elbow

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

Shockwave therapy shows minimal to no side effects but, you may expect mild bruising, swelling, numbness or tingling sensation in the treated area. However, these are all a result of increased blood flow to the injured spot and the constructive repair of damaged tissues, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. This is a pathway to optimal recovery that is appealing to athletes especially. 

DID YOU KNOW, a consistent course of shockwave therapy could save you from undergoing surgery? 

To know more about Shockwave Therapy Treatment in Ottawa, book an appointment with us at PhysioExperts in Kanata. 

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Physiotherapy treatment for Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common problem nowadays. With two-thirds of Canada’s population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain can be caused due to various factors. Even if you have slept abnormally, you can wake up with a stiff neck. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness. But the good news is that neck pain physical therapy exercises can help reduce your pain.

If you’re suffering from neck pain or stiffness and looking for pain relief, your physical therapist might suggest the following exercises.

  1. Shoulder and head rolls

These stretches are a good warm-up before other exercises. 

For a shoulder roll, keep your arms relaxed at your sides, and with your head upright, simply lift and roll your shoulders. Relax for a few seconds between each roll. Do ten rolls forward, and then back.

Stretch the neck before you start a head roll. Make sure your shoulder blades are relaxed, and that your head is not tilted forward. Start by dipping your chin slowly toward your chest, and hold for briefly for like 5 breaths. Next, lift your head and lower your left ear toward your left shoulder, and hold. Repeat this movement on the right side, then do a similar stretch with your head tilted back.

After stretching your neck, roll your head slowly in sections, from tucked in front or tilted back in each side, five times each. Avoid doing a full head roll, which can actually strain the neck.

  1. Seated neck stretch

This exercise can even be performed at your desk. Sit upright in your chair with your feet flat on the ground. Extend your right arm along your right side and place your left hand on the top of your head. Tilt your head to the left, applying pressure with your hand to gently intensify the stretch. Hold for 30 seconds, then repeat the same on the right side. Do 10 reps of this exercise.

  1. Wall push-up

This exercise can help strengthen your shoulders and neck muscles, without causing as much stress as it would with floor push-ups. Stand at least two to three feet away facing the wall and spread your feet and shoulders apart. Place your hands against the wall, slightly below your shoulder level. Start with straight arms, and bend your elbows slowly to bring your body closer to the wall. Do 2 sets of 10 each.

  1. Prone rows

This exercise strengthens the muscles that pull the shoulder blades together. Lie facedown on a comfortable surface, preferably a bed would be a good option. Angle your face in a corner and dangle your arms off each side. Row upward, bending the elbows and squeezing the shoulder blades together without moving your head. Two sets of 20 reps each. You can also add light weights to this exercise if it is too easy.

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Chronic Low Back Pain: Can Physical Therapy Really Help?

Chronic Low Back Pain

Back pain and related symptoms ranked amongst the second most frequent medical complaints. Disability from low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time and is the most common reason for disability in people under 55 years of age.

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with neurochemical changes. It may start from diseases, disorders, injuries, or stresses to many different structures involving bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves, or the spinal cord. 

In many instances, the injury that triggered the pain could have been healed and undetectable, but the pain may continue to stress you.

Any kind of back pain is considered chronic if it lasts for three months or longer. It may come and go, often bringing temporary relief, followed by frustration.

Causes of Chronic Back Pain

Many different theories have been trying to explain chronic pain. The exact mechanism is not yet completely understood. In common, it is considered that the nerve pathways that carry the pain signals from the nerve endings through the spinal cord and to the brain become sensitized. Sensitization of these pathways can increase the perceived pain out of proportion to the source of the pain.

Chronic Back Pain is usually age-related, but can also result from a past injury. The most common causes include:

  • Narrowing of the spinal canal leads to nerve pain
  • Disc problems, such as a herniated or bulging disk
  • The gradual thinning of the cartilage inside the spine
  • Myofascial pain syndrome—unexplained muscle pain and tenderness

How Does Physical Therapy Help?

During the examination of chronic back pain, it is essential to find out any injuries or disease processes that may place you at risk for further injury if not addressed properly. Clarification of the diagnosis is a key step in creating a pain management program. 

Good patient history and a complete physical examination by a well-trained therapist are the most vital aspects of the evaluation. Severe injuries and illnesses can often be diagnosed or ruled out based on history and physical examination alone. However, the lack of a definite diagnosis may not necessarily mean that more testing is needed. 

We at PhysioExperts always believe in combining our experience as well as a commitment which results in increased client satisfaction. We proudly provide physiotherapy treatments with an approach to professionalism.

Whether you are looking for physiotherapy treatment in Kanata or manual therapy in Ottawa, your search happily ends here.

Just visit PhysioExperts and experience the world-class physiotherapy in Kanata.

Our team of professional therapists continuously thrive towards providing you with the best service. At PhysioExperts, you would get affordable therapists for sure.

Is icing a good treatment for sport-related pain or injury?

In the sports culture, the athlete is supposed to go through the impossible to hold a better position other than the rest. At PhysioExperts, our sport physiotherapists are skilled to diagnose any kind of injury and accordingly use therapeutic exercises, mechanical agents, thermal therapy, electrical therapy, or manual therapy to help your cure from pain. .

What is icing?

Icing is usually known as cryotherapy which is one of the effective healing procedures and  helps relieve pain..Icing helps in any kind of superficial trauma related to the tissues like bruises, strains, sprains, etc.

 At PhysioExperts we believe in educating our patients about  icing technique and how it can help alleviate pain. . 

Does icing work in sport-related pain or injury?

Icing is the process of applying ice but that does not mean that ice has some sort of healing properties, it just lowers the temperature of the injured site. This becomes important to understand why we apply an ice pack to an injury.

However, it is essential to know that icing

 only helps in relieving the pain, but it does not solve the problem as it is not an actual treatment.

It is until you get proper medical help, applying ice to the injured area will help you relieve the pain and discomfort.

The way our immune system gives response to the injury is vital for preventing infection and to eliminate damaged cells, the process is slow and actually slows down the healing process. For example, the increased pressure within the injured tissues keeps healing quickly, and recovering normal functioning.

This is where the role of ice comes in, as applying ice to the injured site, the dilated blood vessels begin to constrict, limiting the flow of blood to the injured area. This relieves the pressure within the tissue of that area as well as at the same time it slows down the pain mediators to relieve the pain experience along with providing room for new cells and tissues to be formed which will eventually replace the damaged ones.

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Just visit PhysioExperts and experience the world-class physiotherapy.

  Our Sports Physiotherapists perform the following roles:

  • Enlighten patients on how to avoid injury.
  • Sports Physiotherapists restore athletes’ mechanical functioning.
  • Sports Physiotherapists support the athletes in giving a come back to their sport in the accurately same physical condition they were in pre-injury.
  • Sports Physiotherapists get continuously involved in research and head up to upgrade treatment methodologies with the help of learning the latest and most innovative solutions on how to diagnose and cure any sport-related injury.

Our focus on the multi-disciplinary approach for our patients helps us to give our patients every possible treatment and to help them recover from pain rapidly and effectively. We specialize in sports injury physiotherapy.

We not only help relieve your pain and trauma but also, we assist you with the love and affection you deserve.

Benefits of visiting a physical therapist for musculoskeletal complaints

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are defects or injuries that affect the movement of the human body or musculoskeletal system (i.e. bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, discs, blood vessels, etc.).

There are various factors causing musculoskeletal pain. The tissues of muscle can be damaged due to daily activities. Trauma to an area (jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle) also can cause musculoskeletal pain.

Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders

People having musculoskeletal pain sometimes experience their entire bodies ache. Their muscles may feel as they have been overworked or pulled. Often, the muscles burn or twitch.

Musculoskeletal conditions are commonly related to depression and increase the risk of developing other chronic health conditions.

Symptoms of it vary from person to person, but the most common symptoms are:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Decreased range of motion

Benefits of visiting a physical therapist

Different types of methods can be used to treat people with spinal alignment problems. In case of severe musculoskeletal pain, manual therapy or methods have been shown to speed recovery.

Some treatments may include:

  • Injecting anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medicines in or around the painful areas
  • Exercises that include muscle stretching and strengthening
  • Acupuncture or Acupressure
  • Chiropractic care
  • Therapeutic massage 
  • Relaxation techniques

We at PhysioExperts always believe in combining our experience as well as a commitment which results in increased client satisfaction. We proudly provide physiotherapy treatment with a professional approach.

Whether you are looking for stiffness therapy in Kanata or manual therapy in Ottawa, your search happily ends here.

Just visit PhysioExperts and experience the world-class physiotherapy in Kanata.

Our team of professional therapists continuously thrive towards providing you the best service. At PhysioExperts, you would get affordable therapists for sure.

Our vision of integrating health and wellness puts our patients as our priority. We keep on delivering optimal health care with the support of our skilled physiotherapists.

Some of the amazing reasons why we are the most recommended healthcare provider by our clients:

● Personalized treatment

● App-based Prescription

● Direct billing to most insurance companies

● No Referral needed

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