The specific term is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), but it’s commonly referred to as shockwave. It was developed in the 1980’s – and over time has been heavily researched in animals and humans to be a mainstay in the modern treatment of various conditions. WHAT IS A SHOCKWAVE? Shockwaves are sound waves, which have physical…

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Bone spurs can be painful outgrowths of bone, which may associate with plantar fasciitis. If you suffer from bone spurs, shockwave therapy may be helpful for you! What are Bone Spurs? Bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. It’s believed about 1 in 10 people have bone spurs,…

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What is Tennis Elbow? The formal term is Lateral epicondylitis, it’s known as tennis elbow simply because it is common in tennis players. It usually affects people aged 30-60. Although it’s called tennis elbow, it isn’t only influenced by physical strains. Lateral epicondylitis is partly related to hereditary, chemical, vascular and hormonal factors, as well…

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Achilles tendinopathy is a very common condition and may become chronic in some patients. Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment technique which may do the trick for you! What is The Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is a thick, fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). The…

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Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It’s often seen in middle aged and elderly people, and associated with pain, difficulty in walking and performing activities of daily living. Shockwave Therapy is a specialized form of treatment which shows promise in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is…

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At Absolute Health we can help manage your plantar fasciitis through various techniques, including physiotherapy, massage, chiro, naturopathy and acupuncture. What is Plantar Fascia? The plantar fascia is connective tissue which originates at the calcaneus (your heel) and extends towards your toes. The plantar fascia is at the bottom of your foot. The plantar Fascia…

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Anytime your doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, or naturopath are investigating your dizziness or vertigo – they are running through a list of differential diagnoses in their head. A list of differentials is simply all the conditions or causes of the symptom (dizziness/vertigo) which may be the root cause. It is important to understand how and where…

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Bones of the pelvis with pelvic floor highlighted in yellow

When our muscles are healthy and strong, they work silently, allowing us to function without thinking about it. Our pelvic floor muscles are no different; for a more in-depth look at pelvic floor function and anatomy, click here. Until recently, we believed it was normal to have leakage (also known as incontinence) after childbirth or…

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man and woman having to hold the urge to pee

Continence is defined as the ability to hold in and let out urine under voluntary control. This requires a properly working central nervous system, lower urinary tract, and pelvic floor. To learn more about pelvic floor anatomy, click here. Incontinence is when one or more of these systems are not functioning properly, leading to involuntary…

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3d skeleton with back pain with pelvic floor highlighted

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions; up to 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. There are many causes of low back pain, and most respond well to conventional treatment including orthopedic physiotherapy, chiropractic, and/or massage. In many cases low back pain arises…

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