Shockwave therapy (SWT), also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing in damaged tissues and bones. It was originally developed to break up kidney stones, but its use has since expanded to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, and shoulder pain.
At North Vancouver Shockwave Therapy, a handheld device delivers sound waves to the affected area. The sound waves generate pulses of pressure that stimulate blood flow and increase metabolic activity, leading to the regeneration of damaged tissues. The treatment usually takes several sessions. The intensity and frequency of the shockwaves can be adjusted to suit the individual patient’s needs and level of pain.
Shockwave therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Plantar fasciitis – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the bottom of the foot.
- Tendinitis – inflammation of a tendon, which can cause pain and stiffness.
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the elbow.
- Shoulder tendinopathy – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the shoulder.
- Chronic back and hip pain
- Patellar tendinopathy – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the knee.
- Bursitis – hip and shoulder
- Heel Spurs
- Frozen shoulder
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Shin splints
- Stress fractures
Shockwave therapy is generally considered safe, with few side effects. Patients may experience some discomfort during the treatment and may have mild soreness or bruising afterward. It is important to note that shockwave therapy is not suitable for everyone, and your North Vancouver Chiropractor, Dr. Jabeen Jussa, will evaluate your condition and medical history before recommending the treatment.
It is important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your doctor before undergoing shockwave therapy to determine if it is safe and appropriate for you. Feel free to contact us at North Vancouver Shockwave Therapy for any questions or to make sure you are a good candidate for this treatment.
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Chiropractors are evidence based healthcare professionals who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the bones, muscles, nerves and joints, particularly the spine. They use various techniques including hands-on joint manipulation, instrument adjustments and other soft tissue techniques to improve and enhance your spinal and joint mobility, increase strength and function.
While chiropractic care is often used to treat back and neck pain, it can also be used to address a variety of other health issues, including headaches, shoulder and wrist pain, knee and ankle pain and various overuse conditions such as tennis or golfers elbow.
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 is skilled and trained in shockwave therapy, kinesio-taping, custom made orthotics and injury and posture correction. Dr. Jabeen works closely with other health care professions such as registered message therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologist, acupuncturists and other health care professionals as needed. Her treatments and recommendations are tailored to meet your health and lifestyle goals.
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
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Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue manual therapy technique used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including muscle strains, tendonitis, and nerve entrapment.
ART works by manually applying pressure to specific points in the soft tissue, while the patient moves the affected area through a range of motion. This combination of pressure and movement helps to break up adhesions or scar tissue that may be causing pain or limiting mobility.
During an ART session, Dr. Jussa will assess the texture, tension, and movement of the affected area. She will then use a variety of techniques, including stretching, deep tissue massage, and pressure point therapy, to release any adhesions or scar tissue and improve the function of the affected muscles, tendons, and nerves.
ART can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including headaches, neck and back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow, among others. It is generally considered safe, but like any manual therapy technique, there are some potential side effects such as bruising, soreness, and discomfort during and after the treatment.
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.
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)