Tuesday
Mar282017

Research proves value of Massage Therapy for surgical pain

Based on the evidence, massage therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing surgical procedures. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association.

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Thursday
Mar232017

The 7 Most Common Running Injuries

Whether you’re running for pleasure or training for a race, you’re bound to have aches and twinges along the way. Injury prevention isn’t about the absence of pain; it’s about having the right reaction when that pain comes along. A timely response will help you avoid acute injuries that could pull you from the pavement for an indeterminate hiatus.

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Thursday
Mar232017

Custom Orthotics vs. Store Bought Orthotics

When weighing the options between a pair of custom orthotics vs. a pair of store bought orthotics there are a number of things to consider.

The Pedorthic Association of Canada defines store bought orthotics or over the counter foot orthotics as “mass-produced devices that are not unique to any person”.

Custom orthotics are defined as “an internal foot appliance which is manufactured from a three dimensional image of the foot, and made from raw materials.  Custom orthotics can accommodate bony deformities,

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Thursday
Mar232017

Chest vs. Stomach Breathing

Breathing is essential for life and  is controlled by our autonomic nervous system which means that it is something that just happens, without us having to think about it. There are many patients that I see in my practice who don't breathe correctly and as a result they can be impacted negatively in a number of ways.

Breathing can be from one of two areas in the lungs. They are...

  1.  Chest
  2.  Belly

To determine which type of breather you are can be determined with a very simple self test.

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Monday
Feb272017

Shockwave Therapy

At Target Therapeutics we have the most advanced and most highly researched Shockwave device available on the market. It is designed and manufactured by Electo Medical Systems from Switzerland.  Click here to see the manufacturer's website.

How does Shockwave work?

Shockwave is based on the delivery of low energy acoustic pressure waves, to specifically target the affected area and produce a cellular response,  causing the affected tissue to regenerate. Scar tissue and calcifications are disrupted and neovascularization (formation of new blood supplying vessels) promotes the removal of the broken down debris while macrophages stimulates cellular repair of degenerated tissues.

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