We are now offering Shock Wave Therapy at Oceanwalk Pedorthic Clinic in Nanaimo.
For the past 20 years, Shock Wave Therapy has been used, with great success, as an effective and non-invasive treatment of a number of chronic musculoskeletal conditions including:
A Shock Wave is a longitudinal acoustic wave travelling with ultrasonic speed in the water of the body tissue. This single pressure pulse with a short needle-like positive spike of less than 1 microsecond.
Shock Wave Therapy works to disrupt chronic pain by introducing a healing shock into the system which promotes increased vascularity, stimulates tissue healing, reduces calcification in the tissues, increases local anti-inflammatory products and inhibits pain receptors to achieve pain relief.
Researchers have shown that the local delivery of Shock Wave Therapy stimulates the early expression of angiogenesis-related growth factors, including endothelial nitric oxide synthase, vascular endothelial growth factor and proliferating cell nuclear antigen. As such, it results in new vessel in-growth that improves blood supply, increases cell proliferation and accelerates tissue regeneration and healing.
Based on this research, we recommend a progressive Shock Wave Therapy protocol in the treatment of these chronic conditions and clients are seen each week for 8 weeks in order to get the best outcomes.
Contact us to learn more about Shock Wave Therapy or to book an appointment today.
The sharp stabbing pain, numbing and tingling that wake you up at night and make you walk around to alleviate your foot pain, is horrible! But it also serves a purpose...
It is your warning signal that the nerves in your feet are becoming damaged and dying.
This discomfort gets you to seek help and protect the Neuropathic foot from complications; it is your bodies natural warning signal.
Once your feet are protected you can now improve your quality of life and live more comfortably.
We offer an effective and conservative approach to this including Cold Laser Therapy and Shockwave Therapy.
Please contact us today - your future self will thank you!
Katia Langton of OceanWalk Pedorthic Clinic was recently featured in Ha-Shilth-Sa (Canada's Oldest First Nation's Newspaper) for showing up to help Port Alberni to help those who suffer from foot, knee or back pain.
Katia Langton of OceanWalk Pedorthic Clinic is a certified pedorthist and has been to Port Alberni on three occasions providing mobile foot clinics to First Nations communities.
“The goal of the mobile foot clinic is to assess, risk categorize and treat patients with painful foot conditions or diabetes (for their annual assessment) in order to keep them active, walking and mobile,”
If you'd like to learn more about how Katia and the team at OceanWalk Pedorthic Clinic are serving local communities (like Port Alberni) read the full article here.
Flattened arches in your feet can cause the buttock muscles
to stop firing which can lead to an unstable low back.
The hip flexors in the groin must now overwork to compensate
for the buttock muscles going on vacation and no longer working.
This feels like a groin strain which limits mobility in the hips, causing pain in the hips and this continues to inhibit the buttock muscles from working/firing.
Unstable low backs are easily injured with simple tasks like stepping down from the sidewalk!
Some overuse injuries in the feet and mechanical foot pain on walking is an attempt for your feet to assist in stabilizing your hips and low back.
It is imperative with chronic hip and low back pain, not responding to care, that the feet get assessed and corrected from the ground up!
Contact us if you'd like to learn more or book an appointment with us.
One, we are spending more time indoors and at home and many people don’t wear shoes inside. Without proper shoes and arch support; people are more likely to strain their arch and put increased stress on the ligaments, tendons and the balls of the foot.
Walking barefoot, or with socks or house slippers can put you at increased risk for foot problems including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis and metatarsalgia. It is recommended you wear house shoes to provide much needed support and cushioning for your feet at home.
Secondly, we are now more active with walking and hiking as our activity of choice to be social, see friends and exercise with gyms closed. Increased walking and activity can exacerbate underlying overuse injuries in the feet. Any mechanical foot pain should be diagnosed and treated if it persists.
Please give us a call if you need a comprehensive Pedorthic Foot Assessment.
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.