Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that accelerates the healing process through an acoustic (sound) pressure waves to injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
SWT accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Shockwave technology delivers strong energy pulses that are applied to the affected area for short periods of time via an applicator. This stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
SWT can treat a wide variety of conditions including: (75-95% success rate):
Frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tendinosis Achilles tendon pain
Plantar fasciitis Heel Spurs
Stress fractures Calcification
Golfers elbow Tennis elbow
What are the biological effects of SWT?
Increased blood flow, Stimulation of cellular metabolism, tissue repair/regeneration, increased tissue healing, pain management, breaks down scar tissue, increased mobility, and increased recovery time.
There are a few instances when shockwave should not be used:
Pregnancy or trying to conceive Over metal plates/pins
Someone with a pacemaker Infection
Nerve or circulation disorders Malignant tumours
Application over open growth plates – not suitable for under 18 years
Patients on anticoagulants/blood thinners
To book your shockwave appointment: https://northviewhealth.janeapp.com/#/shockwave-therapy
Chiropractic care is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnosis and treat conditions of the spine, muscles, nerves and associated injuries.
The focus of Chiropractic care is to help get you moving. Dr. Jabeen, your female North Vancouver Chiropractor, will help you move better by utilizing various musculoskeletal techniques intended to reduce your pain and enhance your mobility.
A Chiropractic adjustment or joint manipulation (manual therapy) is a safe, hands on treatment where your Chiropractor places his/her hands or uses an instrument on areas of your spine or other joints of the body. A quick, safe pressure is applied to the joint to restore mechanical function of the joints and muscles as well as enhance motion and function.
As your North Vancouver Chiropractor, Dr. Jabeen will discuss several treatment options which may include manual therapy (traditional Diversified Chiropractic joint manipulation), Active Release Technique or Activator technique (instrument adjusting tool). She may also recommended other health care services such as massage therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture or others as needed. Her treatment recommendations is based on YOUR goals and comfort level.
Chiropractic Care can provide long term relief with the following conditions or symptoms:
- Jaw pain/TMJ
- Neck Pain
- Hip Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Pregnancy Care
- Numbness and tingling down the arms or legs
- Low back Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Postural strain due to computer work
- Plantar Fascitis
- Knee Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back pain due to pregnancy
- Difficulty breathing
Dr. Jabeen utilizes various techniques catered to each patient. She will customize a treatment plan with recommendations to help you reach your health goals. Dr. Jabeen works alongside the massage therapists at Northview Health and Wellness Centre.
Active Release Technique
A.R.T. is a technique designed at restoring function and movement of muscles and joints. It involves treatment of OVERUSED muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Daily activities such as sitting at a computer for 8 hours a day, baking, playing on our IPADs, lifting weights or playing golf…. all these activities can lead to overused muscles and eventually scar tissue. Once scar tissue forms, it can trap nerves, limit mobility, cause muscle pain and reduce our function whether it’s time to use our body for work or for recreation.
Active Release Technique is a treatment where the practitioner examines and assesses the movement and tightness of nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments and then applies tension with a specific movement. This is intended at reducing and eliminating scar tissue hence reducing pain and increasing movement.
The following are some conditions that benefit from A.R.T:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- ITB tightness
- Shin splints
- Knee pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Postural Stress to the upper back/neck/shoulders due to prolonged computer work
Dr. Jussa is certified in Active Release Technique. For further information, please visit: http://www.activerelease.com/
Custom Made Orthotics
Our feet are our foundation. The average person walks approximately 4 miles per day which is equivalent to approximately 8,000 -10,000 steps per day! Your feet support the weight of everything above them. Research shows that approximately 75% of the population will experience foot pain during their life time. Dependant on the cause of foot pain (plantar fasciitis, pronation syndrome, arthritis, in-correct joint mechanics), various forms of treatment are available: stretching, strengthening, ice/heat therapy, anti-inflammatory and custom made orthotics.
Ideally, our feet should not roll in or outward when walking/running. When our feet move in way it was not designed to, the wrong muscles work too hard and the right muscles are not working enough. For example, some feet roll too far inside, a condition called Over – Pronation. When this occurs, the arch collapses resulting in the foot, knee and hip to roll inward. Thus causing knee, hip and low back pain. Unless we correct this, cumulative years of stress on these joints can lead to chronic pain, arthritis and compromised quality of life.
Custom Made Orthotics are designed to prevent incorrect foot motion (i.e. prevent foot from rolling in wards or outwards) and support foot arches. Dr. Jabeen will assess your feet; watch your gait and biomechanics to determine the best suited orthotic for you. Call or book online for an assessment at your local North Vancouver Chiropractic Clinic.
The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a tool utilized by some Chiropractors to facilitate spinal and joint movement. It produces a gentle thrust on all bones and joints. The tool can be utilized on patients of all ages and may be beneficial to patients with osteoarthritis or osteoporosis and young children.
The Webster Technique was founded by Dr. Larry Webster in the treatment of pregnant women. The goal is to stabilize lumbar and pelvic mechanical joint pain. Dr. Jabeen is trained in the Webster Technique and treats many pregnant women.
Dr. Jabeen practices alongside with the Registered Massage Therapists of Northview Massage Therapy (www.northviewhealth.com)