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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Organic Acids Test logo with text bubble saying Great Plains Laboratory: Organic Acids Test which naturopaths will use to test chronic fatigue

Organic Acids Test (OAT) by Great Plains Laboratory This Test is useful for: Chronic Gastrointestinal DisordersChronic Inflammatory DisordersMitochondrial DisordersGenetic DisordersNeuropsychiatric ConditionsNeurological ConditionsAutismPDD Lab offered by: Specimen Type: Urine Results Returned in: 10 Days Sample Report The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot with over 70 markers. It provides an evaluation of intestinal…

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Person with back to you highlighting area of chronic neck pain that can be helped with acupuncture or dry needling

At Absolute Health and Wellness, we strive to help all patients, including those experiencing chronic pain. Chronic pain is considered any pain endured for more than 3 months. Evidenced Based Recommendations for Chronic Pain There are many aspects of to managing chronic pain, our team at Absolute Health & Wellness emphasizes the following  [1]: Neuroscience…

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Person grabbing painful area of shoulder that can be helped with acupuncture and dry needling

Acupuncture has been used for treating trigger points for a long time. Dry needling is a common practice now, and we’re happy to provide dry needling at Absolute Health and Wellness. You may also know of dry needling as trigger-point acupuncture. A Review of Trigger Points For a more in-depth look at trigger points, please…

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Picture of a trigger point in the muscle as well as trigger point acupuncture with text bubble saying how dry needling works for pain

Dry needling is a method to help alleviate trigger points. Dry needling is often referred to as trigger point acupuncture. Trigger points are hypersensitive points within a muscle which create pain, limit range of motion, cause weakness and other symptoms. To learn more about trigger points, click here. Dry needling is a technique used to…

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