Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances the nail can become thick, brittle and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause pain when wearing shoes or walking.
What is GenesisPlus?
GenesisPlus is a Nd:YAG 1064nm laser that has been cleared by the FDA, Health Canada, and CE Marked to be both a safe and effective solution for the treatment of nail infection (onychomycosis), more commonly known as toenail fungus. This laser is also a safe and effective treatment for scar reduction and warts.
How does GenesisPlus work?
Laser light from GenesisPlus passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue. The laser light is absorbed by pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat, and this heat kills or damages the fungal organism. This can result in your nail growing normally.
What causes nail infection? (onychomycosis)
Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for causing this condition. They are specialized organisms that live off of keratin which is the main component of nails and skin. The most common fungi that cause nail infection disease are Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Candida albicans. Everyone is at risk for infection because fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
Where does nail infection come from?
Nail infection is caused by contact with dermatophytes which are everywhere in our environment. Common sources of infection include swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Tight fitting shoes and nail trauma can also lead to infection. Genetic susceptibility, poor health and increasing age are also factors that increase the risk of nail infection.
What are the symptoms of nail infection?
You may suffer from nail infection (onychomycosis) if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Discolored nails
- Yellow streaks under the nail
- Distorted or thickened nails
- Brittle, crumbly or ragged nail
- Nails separated from the underlying skin
- Buildup of debris (nail fragments, skin) under the nail
- White spots or streaks on the nail surface
What treatments are available for nail infections?
Current treatment options for nail infection include oral drugs, topical drugs and laser. No single treatment is effective in all patients and there are risks and benefits associated with each one. Be sure to discuss all your treatment options with your doctor.
FREMS is a biophysical Treatment dedicated to NEUROVASCULAR REAHABILITATION of leg complications and chronic wounds.
The science of FREMS is the application of a consecutive series of treatments to stimulate the nerves into regenerating thereby improving blood flow and nerve function. FREMS consist of the application of an electrical signal that is transmitted through transcutaneous electrodes. These dedicated and specific FREMS electrodes are positioned according to defined protocols for every specific treatment. FREMS is Health Canada and FDA Approved.
At our clinic we see an increase of diabetic patents every year, our goal is to help manage and educate our patients regarding foot care and now relief from peripheral neuropathy symptoms. FREMS is comfortable and painless given in 10 sessions over a period of three weeks. We will be happy to share any information, with the patients consent to their primary health care provider. Treatments are covered by most extended health care plans.
Exercise For Everybody
It’s called the WAVE, and it’s one of the most user-friendly and time-efficiant fitness tools to ever hit the market.
In fact, only 15 minutes on the WAVE platform can produce results that would take and hour in the gym.
Gain With No Pain
No matter what your age or activity level, the WAVE provides a low impact method to achieve wellness and fitness goals.
Reducing the possibility of injury and soreness commonly associated with lifting free weights or traditional exercise equipment!
How It Works
By exploiting the body’s innate reflexive response to minor disruptions in stability, the WAVE naturally stimulates enhancements in muscle strength and performance.
Just as the leg kicks forward involuntarily when the doctor strikes our lower knee to test reflexes, the body’s muscles also engage in and involuntary reflexive contraction in response to each subtle vibration of the WAVE platform. In fact, your muscles can contract up to 50 times per second while on the WAVE. Imagine doing that many reps in one second in the gym!
Backed by over 40 years of clinical research, our underlying technology has been shown to produce multiple user benefits, including improved bone density, circulation and joint flexibility.
It’s also one of the only exercises that will actually recruit the fast twitch muscle fibers, improving an athletes explosive strength!
What is Shockwave Therapy used for?
Shockwave therapy is a technique used for treatment of painful, chronic conditions such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis (Strained Arch)
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Calcific Tendinosis
- Knee Pain
- Heel Pain
- Muscle Pain and Injuries
- Joint Injuries
- Morton’s Neuromas
This therapy treats conditions which are otherwise difficult to treat with conventional physiotherapy.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity, very short energy wave that interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as reversal of painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Simply put, extracorporeal shockwaves stimulate certain components within the body so the body is able to heal. In addition to stimulating the healing process, Shockwave Therapy seems to have a direct effect on nerves, diminishing pain.
Here is a link to some Swiss DolorClast Clinical Studies
Why would I get Shockwave Therapy?
What makes Shockwave Therapy unique is that it is one of the very few technologies in any field of medicine that seems to work best when an injury reaches the chronic, non-healing state. This therapy appears to be able to jump start the healing process in chronic, non-healing injuries and move them back into the acute phase of healing. Some of the benefits we offer are:
- No hospital admission, no complications
- No medication, therefore no side effects
- No surgery, therefore no risk
- Relief from pain in just eight to ten days
- Non-invasive pain therapy
Discomfort, aches and chronic pains in the heels, knees or back affects body and mind, and lessens the quality of life. Book your Assessment today.
By increasing blood supply and metabolism, Magnetic Biostimulation and Infrared Rays can be used to target a specific area, or to treat the entire body.
These are some indications where the MBS Magnetic Biostimulation combined with Infrared rays have been applied with great success:
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Heel Pain
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Open Wounds
- Arthritic Conditions
Therapeutic effects of Magnetic Biostimulation:
- Oxygen in the cell will be enhanced
- Metabolism will be increased
- ATP Production will be enhanced
- Energy on the cellular level will be increased
This could be one of the most effective treatments available!
- Increased effectiveness through combined application
- Deep penetration
- Safe application
- Wide range of indications
When your body is exposed to the magnetic field generated by the technology used in one of these sessions, the magnetic energy doesn’t just hit your skin, it reaches every single cell in your body, affecting the individual molecules that make up a cell.