Specialized Treatments

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a form of treatment that is used to acute and chronic conditions where bodily structures have become calcified, preventing regeneration of the damaged tissue. Shockwaves are acoustic waves created by pulses of compressed air and are administered to painful spots on the body. The shockwaves break down calcified tissue, allowing for blood circulation, cellular repair and tissue restoration to resume.

Shockwave Therapy is used in other medical practices, but for physical rehabilitation it is recommended for following issues:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis, jumper’s knee, and shin splints
  • Chronic trigger points

This modality is especially recommended for chronic trigger points and sports-related injuries. To see if Shockwave Therapy is the right method to overcome injury, contact us for an initial examination.

Laser Therapy

Similar to the way that the sunlight stimulates growth in plants, Laser Therapy stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms. Laser Therapy emits photons that stimulate fibroblast development and cellular reproduction.

Laser Therapy is especially recommended for:

  • Tendon and nerve issues such as Tendinopathy and Neuralgia
  • Fractures and muscle tears
  • Ulcers and Osteoarthritis
  • Injuries with internal fixtures like total knee or hip replacements and surgical fusions
  • Reducing inflammation

As Laser Therapy is effective in stimulating the body’s own capacity to repair damaged tissue, it is widely used in rehabilitative practices and is available here at Apexx Rehab.

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is a form of vibrational therapy that uses sound waves (above the range of human hearing) to stimulate bodily tissues and cause localized increases in temperature. Heating of the injured areas helps stimulate increased circulation for healing and decreases pain.

Ultrasound therapy is commonly used for:

  • Tendinosis, Tendinopathy, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Meniscal and Rotator Cuff tears
  • Reducing inflammation

Ultrasound therapy is a common treatment modality used by physiotherapists and chiropractors and is available at Apexx Rehab. To book your appointment, please connect with us on our contact page.

Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression is a form of therapy that uses stretching to create traction to ease issues such as sciatic pain, disc herniation or bulging. Traction alleviates pressure on nerve roots that can cause numbness or pain such as Sciatica. Traction is also believed to help bring in blood, oxygen and nutrients needed to help with internal healing of the discs.

Spinal Decompression is a form of therapy recommended for:

  • Degenerative disc and joint diseases
  • Disc herniation, internal derangements, and bulges
  • Canal Stenonsis (narrowing of the spinal canal)

To see if this therapy is the correct course of action for your injuries, contact us to arrange an initial examination where a member of our team can help customize the best treatment for your injuries.

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