Niagara Falls Chiropractic Class IV Laser Therapy

By WIN Contributor: Dr. Ernie Bagnulo, Chiropractor

Here at WIN Health Solutions Niagara, we utilize Laser Therapy as method of helping pain and inflammation.   This is not just ANY Laser Therapy device, we use a Class IV Laser machine made by LiteCure.  This is the most powerful and advanced Laser Therapy machine on the market and is Health Canada approved to effectively treat pain as an alternative to drugs and surgery, in certain cases.

At WIN Health Solutions Niagara, our chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopathic doctor and massage therapists have used Laser therapy consistently in our treatment plans for the last 9 years. Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the condition being treated.

The BEST part about Class IV Laser Therapy is that it works and it feels great.  You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered.  It must be administered directly to the skin via a contact or non-contact hand piece, as Laser Therapy cannot penetrate clothing.

The most common question we receive at WIN Health Solutions Niagara is, “How does Laser Therapy work?”  This is not an easy question to answer without getting into the scientific theory of Laser therapy, but it simply helps to stimulate cellular metabolism by converting the light energy (Laser) to biochemical energy (cell metabolism).

Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments.  The usual dosage frequency is three times per week for three weeks, but this is highly variable depending on many factors. 

Please call WIN Health Solutions Niagara for pricing and stay tuned for an upcoming promo regarding this safe and cutting edge treatment.

 

 

Spinal Manipulation and Postural Control

By WIN Contributor: Dr. Matthew Bird

The fact that humans are able to stand against gravity in the vertical plane is a miracle in itself. Viewed as an inverted pendulum, the human body almost defies basic physical elements of force. Further complicating this fact are the multiple linkages within the body (joints) and the numerous guy wires (muscles) that control them. The basis of stability in a mechanical system is defined as requiring its center of mass to be within its base of support and, when assessing the human body, the base of support is relatively small (1 square foot). Thus, numerous fine-tuning interactions must occur to maintain a vertical posture.

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Balance is continuously monitored by three distinct systems:

1)   Vestibular System

2)   Vision

3)   Proprioception


All three systems are heavily integrated within the central/spinal nervous system to maintain desired postures.


Chiropractic spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapies are utilized to help an individual maintain a functional basis of mobility and maintain a vertical posture.  The chiropractic adjustment helps to fine-tune proprioceptor activity, sense organs within the musculoskeletal system, so that one may improve:

1)   Muscle activity bypassing human consciousness;

2)   The sense of awareness of limb placement, tactile sense and perceiving the weight of a load;

3)   And the internal system of coordinates that can be used by the brain to plan and execute movements.


Poor posture leads to a decrease in joint and muscle health/function, which compounds over time and may not necessarily be perceived as pain until the degenerative changes have become advanced.  Spinal health, as well as the health of all the joints within the body, relies on its structural integrity to maintain function just as much as its function maintains its structure.


Therefore, do not wait for symptoms to come about before booking with a WIN Health Chiropractor! We are here to help you in all your health goals!