Why do we use technology in your treatment?
PhysioActive utilizes the most up-to-date technology to enhance our clients’ healing and optimize outcomes. It is our goal to enhance healing using technologies and modalities that reduce swelling and pain, promote circulation and thus speed healing. Technology is never used as the sole treatment but rather is used in addition to manual therapy, exercise, and education. Most modalities use biological energy (light, magnetic or electromagnetic, vibration, or electrical) to reduce pain and inflammation and maximize cell health and recovery.
We have several cold lasers at Physioactive that we employ to improve your recovery. Most famous is the Bioflex laser quoted in Norman Doidge’s The Brain Way of Healing. Light therapy or laser therapy transmits photonic energy from our laser to your cells. Your cells use this photonic energy to repair more quickly, reduce inflammation, and restore health.
Magnetic Biostimulation (MBS) and PEMF
MBS for PEMF is another modality that is unique to PhysioActive. It uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate health. Unlike laser, which can only penetrate so deep, our MBS unit can penetrate all the way through the body, even to the bone. By vibrating your cells at a particular frequency this modality is able to improve coherence, bring energy to the cells and promote recovery of your healing tissues. This can be very powerful for deep healing such as bone.
Shockwave or Radial Shockwave (RSW) or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Shockwave or extracorporeal shockwave therapy uses a to transmit an energetic wave into your healing tissue. This modality is primarily used for very chronic and non-healing or recalcitrant tissues and bone spurs. It was originally used and most effective for chronic plantar fasciitis. It is now being employed for other chronic tendon conditions such as patellar tendinosis, Achilles tendinitis, tennis elbow, and other chronic conditions. It is also showing some evidence for ligament repair.
Integrated Listening Systems (iLS)
Physioactive is always trying to do it’s best for its clients. With a state of the art concussion rehabilitation program, we introduced the integrated listening systems device to help improve neural recovery. I’ll last has been used for a long time in the treatment of autistic children and either hyperactive or poorly coherent nervous systems. At Physioactive we use this for anyone with balance disorders, concussion, vertigo, neural plasticity challenges. Most recently we have had great success treating toe walkers and other adolescent motor dysfunctions. It uses the vibration of the hearing bones, as well as modulated frequencies of skull vibration to retrain the vestibular system and ultimately the nervous system.
Game Ready Cold Therapy and Compression
Our Game Ready unit is recommended for postoperative care. It uses the combination of graded intermittent compression as well as ice therapy to quickly and effectively remove swelling from any body part. We use this most frequently with our post-operative or acutely injured knees and ankles to effectively and rapidly remove the swelling from our clients’ joints and legs.
This unit can be rented for post-operative care.
Vibration and percussive therapy
Early evidence is showing that vibration can improve the coherence of the nervous system, improve fluidic flow. By improving lymphatic drainage, venous drainage, as well as arterial blood supply, this technology is able to speed up healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve range of motion.