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Practical guidelines for radial pressure wave therapy

8 November 2021
by Cliff Eaton
Before beginning radial pressure wave (RPW) therapy, there are a number of parameters and general practices to be aware of to help achieve positive outcomes.
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How a back brace can help patients with osteoporosis

1 November 2021
by Matthew Blackwell
One therapeutic option available to osteoporotic patients is semi-rigid back bracing. These kinds of medical orthoses are designed to alleviate the symptoms of vertebral osteoporosis and help patients stay active, but what evidence is there that these products work?
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Donjoy

How a soft brace can help maintain an active life

13 October 2021
by Matthew Blackwell
An easy, low-cost way to address the symptoms that prevent exercise is soft bracing. Soft braces are elastic and non-adhesive orthoses often used to reduce barriers to activity.
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Donjoy

Does functional knee bracing cause muscle atrophy?

14 September 2021
by Matthew Blackwell
Despite their widespread use, it is claimed that long-term use of functional knee braces may cause muscular atrophy and reduction in muscle strength. As a result, some physical therapists, athletic trainers, and health practitioners are reluctant to recommend functional braces due to a perception that they cause weakness in the surrounding muscle. However, many recent studies demonstrate that rather than contributing to weaker muscles, bracing instead helps muscles to be more active.
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Chattanooga

An introduction to LightForce® Therapy Lasers

9 July 2021
by Matthew Blackwell
Laser therapy is a clinically proven effective adjacent treatment modality in the physical therapy practice intended for the relief of painful muscles and joints associated with acute and chronic tissue injuries.
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Chattanooga Electrotherapy

What can shock wave therapy be used to treat?

10 June 2021
by Cliff Eaton
Focused shock wave (F-SW) therapy and radial pressure wave (RPW) therapy have been shown to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, with positive effects on bone and tendon repair, as well as tissue regeneration26. But how can these effects be applied practically to treat patients?
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Chattanooga Electrotherapy

What are the effects of shock wave therapy?

10 June 2021
by Cliff Eaton
Shock wave therapy – a term that continues to be used to encompass both focused shock wave and radial pressure wave therapies – can be used to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, with positive effects demonstrated on bone and tendon repair and tissue regeneration1. But how does this work?…
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Chattanooga Electrotherapy

What is the difference between focused shock wave (FSW) and radial pressure wave (RPW) therapy?

9 June 2021
by Cliff Eaton
Shock wave therapy is not a new modality; in its modern electronic form it has been around since the early 1980s, where it was first shown to have beneficial effects on treating kidney and biliary stones, and later on bone and wound healing. However, despite now being an established medical…
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Working from Home and the Potential Strain on our Bodies.

15 April 2021
by Matthew Blackwell
Among the many impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the least publicised is that of low back pain. Far more of us are currently working from home, often without the necessary ergonomic support of chairs and desks designed to prevent back problems, and as a result, physiotherapists are seeing a growing number of patients presenting with low back pain.
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How a Splint can Help Relieve Bunion Pain.

13 April 2021
by Matthew Blackwell
Hallux Valgus - or bunion - is one of the most common foot deformities, especially for women, who are 15 times more likely to have corrective surgery for the condition than men. Because of its weaker connective tissue, the big toe can become misaligned, resulting in...
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How a Maternity Support Belt can Help Reduce Pregnancy Pain.

13 April 2021
by Matthew Blackwell
Pregnancy pain is a common experience for many women, but it can often have a negative impact on their work lives and quality of life. Remedies for pelvic pain and low back pain during pregnancy often focus on water exercise and physiotherapy, which are not always practical solutions...