We have added four new myofascial transmitters to our Shockwave therapy treatments. Peri-Actor fascial heads can penetrate deep into tissues not reached by traditional methods.
Fascia can be viewed as a sack throughout the body that encapsulates and compartantisizes tissue such as muscle. Recent theory focuses the important role of mobility, function and pain and consequently imbalances within the myofascial tissues.
What is Fascial tissue? If you look at a piece of meat and see that thin fibrous translucent fibrous surrounding tissue - that's fascia.
Myofascial treatments are often typically done by hand or with instrument assisted hand tools. These methods are known to be beneficial but may not reach the depth or have the effectiveness of mechanical tools such as Shockwave.
Practitioners at Healthview often combine contemporary fascial protocols with Shockwave head combinations. Shockwave treatment is a popular choice as an adjunctive modality with our clinicians.
If you have questions contact us or ask one of our providers for information.
Acupuncture uses filiform needles that have rounded ends and resemble a thread or filament. These are different from hypodermic needles which are sharper and designed to cut tissue. Acupuncture can be practiced in a traditional manner (Chinese medicine) or is utilized in modern evidence based fashion. In some instances both methods may be employed and the treatment combined with various treatment methods from electrical modalities, soft tissue therapies, and exercise.
Patients have varied responses to acupuncture treatments and some good evidence exists demonstrating its effectiveness when acupuncture is used appropriately. Ask your provider if you are a candidate for this treatment method. The practitioners at Healthview use acupuncture as an adjunctive component in a comprehensive treatment plan.
Acupuncture treatment at Healthview is generally used within the medical model with a focus on managing pain and promoting the healing of damaged tissue. In addition, electro-acupuncture is often utilized to enhance the effect of the treatment.
Your Acupuncture Providers at Healthview (Winnipeg Shockwave)
From the ShockWave Site
Combined with EPAT®, fork shaped applicators / transmitters help treat spinal musculature.
These specialized EPAT® transmitters for the radial D-ACTOR handpiece optimally reach the vertebral joints of the entire spinal column in the neck, chest and lumbar areas. The muscles can be worked on paravertebrally. The contact surface of the U shape allows medical professionals to selectively reach myogeloses, tension and trigger points with EPAT®.
Traditional ultrasound therapy was the go to modality for the conditions noted below for many years. Nowadays the modality of choice for our 10 practitioners is Shockwave. Our ultrasound machine sits idol most of the time and is only used on those patients who we cannot use Shockwave on, which is a very small percent.
Shockwave is especially specific for tendinopathies such as:
Our practitioners at Winnipeg Shockwave (Healthview Therapy Centre) typically prefer Shockwave over tradition ultrasound for a few reasons that include:
Please give us a call with your questions or book your appointment.
A typical shockwave treatment often includes other therapies that are all included in the shockwave session cost. Our doctors and therapists often use the shockwave modality as an adjunct with a more comprehensive treatment approach. Therapy options may include:
Hundreds of taping options are possible and the practitioner will apply the best possible option based on the clinical presentation.
Giving you some information to assist you with your health decisions