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By Dr. Eric Wiens
Most people come to me with common conditions such as low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, neck pain and shoulder pain to name a few. I also see a lot of foot related problems such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and ankle sprains.
Many times, people come with several conditions. The question is, are they related, and if so, how do you help someone as quickly as possible with the best chance for long term success?
From a mechanical perspective, looking at the feet and how you stand, walk and move makes a whole lot of sense. It is vital to take into account your entire kinetic chain to give the best chance for success. This is especially true if your health complaint is related to your spine, pelvis, hips or any part of your legs.
Laser therapy is about kick starting tissues to heal and function in a normal physiological way. Many get some device stuck in their shoe or spend many dollars on fancy shoes, but never get the benefit because the physiology of the tissues is never changed. Laser is the most effective way to do this.
Correcting mechanical problems increases long term stability and potentially decreases the chance of a problem coming back.
Dr Gauthier our pedorthist, is a specialist in analyzing your feet and kinetic chain (feet, ankles, knees, hips & low back on up) both statically and dynamically. That is both standing and moving.
He is also a specialist in determining appropriate footwear and prescribing orthotic devices. Sometimes the best advice given is that you don't need anything other than a more appropriate pair of shoes. Working with him offers another perspective but also a better probability of a longer term solution to your health problem.
Dr Gauthier offers a complimentary consultation and analysis to see if your feet are a component of your health problem.
By Dr. Eric Wiens
At Filosofi, we are a collection of practitioners offering solutions to health problems. There is no secret as to why we work together. This is because the real magic happens when therapies are used in combination to get quicker, longer lasting results.
Each of us has a unique background in our training and experience in different sports and activities. Often times to get look at and treated by more than one practitioner offers different therapeutic benefits, but also offers another opinion or insight.
Laser therapy combined with massage creates a two-pronged approach. Laser is a biochemical stimulus that triggers cellular and tissue processes on a molecular level to initiate the healing. Massage is a physical stimulus that stimulates tissue repair. Both can be used as stand alone treatments, combined they enhance the therapeutic benefit each has to offer.
Nutrition should always be considered. Are there certain things you consume that promote inflammation or slow the healing process? Are you missing a key nutrient?
Regaining health is a process that involves a sequence of events with the correct ingredients. Working in collaboration with the different practitioners at Filosofi can help provide the best approach to regaining and maintaining your health for a lifetime.