Chiropractic is a form of complementary alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors commonly treat neck and back pain, headaches, muscular strain injuries, joint sprains, tendonitis, neuropathic or radicular pain, and scoliosis.
Physiotherapy aims to promote, maintain, or restore physical health through clinical examination, patient education, manual therapy, and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists help patients by managing their pain, improving their balance, mobility, and motor function.
Naturopathic medicine is a unique healthcare discipline that harmonizes the insights of natural wisdom with the advancement of modern medicine. Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are trained as primary care physicians who diagnose, treat, and manage diseases. NDs approach patient treatment by addressing the root cause of symptoms from a holistic point of view – focusing on body, mind, and spirit. Naturopathic Doctors receive training in pharmacology, Traditional Chinese medicine, botanical medicine, nutrition, sports medicine, and many other modalities.
Shockwave treatment is a new, non-invasive therapeutic modality which utilizes high energy sound waves that can accelerate the rate of tissue healing and regeneration. Researchers believe that when focused on damaged tissues these high energy sound waves induce a cascade of biological responses and cellular changes which stimulate cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
Important effects include the stimulation of new blood vessel formation (a process known as neovascularization) and pain relief by overstimulating nerve endings. The new blood vessels greatly improve the delivery of important chemical mediators and molecular building blocks to the damaged area, enabling the body to repair the injured tissue rapidly.
Shockwave therapy is beneficial for conditions such as golfer’s and tennis elbow, hamstring strain, rotator cuff tendonitis, calcific tendonitis, patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis.