Low Level Laser Therapy

Non-invasive alternative to prescription or over the counter medication with no reported side effects.

How Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work?

Low Level Laser TherapyLow level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the skin deepest of all waves in the visible spectrum.

Scientifically suggested for pain relief and treatment of rheumatic arthritis, arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Also relieves many acute and chronic conditions, migraines, headaches, back pain, sports injuries, and hard to heal wounds.

Low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin with both anti- inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects.

Low level laser therapy provides:

  • Physiological Effects or Benefits
  • Bio-stimulation, improved metabolism, increase of cell metabolism
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Analgesic effect (Decrease Pain)
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti edematous effect
  • Stimulation of wound healing

 

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Chiropratics

ChiropraticsChiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities and provide a diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function and improve overall health. Chiropractors also prescribe exercise programs and provide nutritional advice.

Acupuncture

Richmond Hill and Thornhill Acupuncture ServicesAcupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes.

How acupuncture helps:

  • Stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
  • Influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain
  • Influences the autonomic nervous system
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Influences the electrical currents of the body

 

Conditions treated by acupuncture:

  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Sprains/strains
  • Sinusitis
  • Common cold
  • Addictions (smoking, etc.)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower back pain
  • Asthma

Active Release Technique

Active Release TechniqueActive Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

FAMILY HEALING THROUGH COUNSELING

Family healing through counseling Is your family grows together many unexpected changes can take place that can cause conflict. As communication breaks down, it sometimes seems impossible to get through to each other and that is when family counseling can help.The most common reasons families seek counseling are:

  • adult relationships
  • career change
  • death of a loved one
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • adjustment to family changes
  • parent-child relationships
  • sibling relationships
  • divorce
  • cooperative parenting between divorced parents
  • abusive relationships
  • learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder
  • school related problems
  • trauma

Although the reasons to seek help are varied the desired end result is always the same: families want to regain the closeness and trust they once shared together. Through counselling families are able to learn to communicate with each other in a more loving and productive way. It can help strengthen relationships and offer a safe and trusting environment to openly discuss problems that you may not feel comfortable discussing at home.

Counselling helps family members understand each other’s point of view. By pressing each other to express their feelings during conflict family members can learn to empathize with each other and see how their actions affect other family members.

When a solitary family member has specific issues altering their behaviour or habits in a negative way, such as addiction or mental illness, the rest of the family may need counselling. Those affected by the situation may meet in order to learn to understand how to cope with the stresses of the situation while maintaining a supportive and united stance as a family. As well, intergenerational family therapy looks at a transmission process in which attitudes, anxieties and behaviour are passed from generation to generation. They can help get to the root of the problem and help break the chain of negative behaviours.

Whether you have marriage issues, or require complete family counselling, Promedx Sports Injury and Wellness Centre has a team of professionals to help support you and bring you closer together.

Back Pain During Pregnancy

 
Back Pain During PregnancyAs soon as you become pregnant your natural centre of gravity begins to shift forward. In hand with the progression of your baby’s growth, your weight begins to shift forward as well. “It’s crucial that you work on core and pelvic strength prior to, during and after pregnancy, as you are prone to lower back and pelvic pain and instability during and after pregnancy,” says Dr. Fabio Di Stefano, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director. “Keeping muscles and joints relaxed with a strong pelvic/abdominal region allows for an easier delivery with less pain.” Massage is very popular and can help ease the load on your heart, keep your blood pressure in check, improve lymphatic and circulatory systems to help control the onslaught of varicose veins and has even been known to relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Massage during pregnancy increases blood circulation, which provides more oxygen and nutrients to both yourself and the baby. Endorphins are also released into your body helping sleep come more easily and more deeply following massage treatment. Acupuncture has been used to help ease back pain for centuries and works by applying pressure through various techniques. Acupuncture can help relieve your back pain, nausea, insomnia, pelvic pain and even depression. Chiropractic care is also desirable as your chiropractor can reduce the stresses and strains on the joints and muscles, as a safe, gentle alternative to pain medication. Your chiropractor will take special care and make close observation of any postural changes, including difficulty walking. They will observe and watch for changes to the ribcage to accommodate your ‘bump’ as well as changes to soft tissue or swelling. “Common conditions during and after pregnancy are sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome and lumbar/pelvic pain. Massage, acupuncture and chiropractic can assist by alleviating such conditions, decreasing the likelihood of these conditions persisting after pregnancy,” says Dr. Di Stefano. At Promedx Sports Injury and Wellness Centre their team of health care professionals can help you through this wonderful time of life. Let them help your pregnancy be the beautiful experience you imagined. Contact them today at 905-882-7688.

Acupuncture: Traditional Medicine for Modern Pain

Acupuncture therapy promedx

For centuries, acupuncturists have used the techniques of acupuncture to treat many health conditions and aspects of pain. “Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes – the needles have no drugs or medication in them,” explains Dr. Fabio Di Stefano, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director of Promedx Sports Injury and Wellness Centre in Thornhill. “The needles on their own have therapeutic/healing effects.”

Acupuncture works in many different ways to help heal. “It stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins,” says Dr. Di Stefano. “As well, it influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain.” There are many other effects with the use of acupuncture including influencing the autonomic nervous system and the electrical currents of the body, as well as stimulating circulation.

For those concerned that there may be pain related to acupuncture, Dr. Di Stefano clarifies the procedure. “Upon insertion, the client may feel a slight sting or prick. Once the needle is inserted, there should be no pain. You should feel comfortable during the treatment.”

For those nervous about the prospect of being “pricked” by needles, other options are available. “Needles are not always used for acupuncture. Therapeutic points of the body can also be stimulated by pressure, laser therapy or cupping where we apply cups to create suctioning of the skin,” explains Dr. Di Stefano.

Common conditions and ailments acupuncture can help treat include:

  • Headaches
  • Sprains/strains
  • Sinusitis
  • Common cold
  • Addictions (smoking, etc.)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower back pain
  • Asthma

TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL ATHLETES

Many parents do not realize that young athletes experience uneven growth patterns, leaving them susceptible to injury. That’s why it’s important for the young athlete preparing to return to school to pay attention to proper conditioning, prompt treatment of injuries and rehabilitation programs.

Sports medicine therapists help prevent, recognize, manage and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise, or recreational activity,” says Dr. Fabio Di Stefano, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director of Promedx Sports Injury and Wellness Centre in Thornhill. Promedx Sports Injury Therapists are specially trained in helping to restore function to their patients and are aware of the unique needs of their younger patients.

 

“Common sports-related injuries by school-aged athletes include tendonitis, pulled hamstrings and shin splints,” says Dr. Di Stefano. He also offers some tips from Promedx Sports Injury Therapists for preventing many common sports injuries: Stretch muscles before exercising: Muscles and joints need to warm up before strenuous activity.

Use the proper equipment: Use shoes for the activity they were designed for to provide adequate support and protection. Don’t force the body: Consult with a coach or trainer to check on proper technique. An incorrect foot plant or stride can lead to ankle or other related injuries.

Easy does it: Pushing oneself needlessly can lead to injury. Stop pushing yourself if you feel pain or light-headedness. Resume activity only when feeling better. Rest and relaxation: Give the body a rest at least once a week.

“Referral to a sports medicine clinic is not necessary,” says Dr. Di Stefano, a fact of which many parents may not be aware. Combining the knowledge of their coaches and therapists will give a young athlete an edge in any game. Contact us today to set up a consultation!

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PROMEDX SPORTS INJURY AND WELLNESS CENTRE

PROMEDX SPORTS INJURY AND WELLNESS CENTRE

If living a healthy, active life is important to you, or better yet, you want to improve your quality of life but aren’t sure where to begin, Promedx Sports Injury and Wellness Centre is here to help. At Promedx, Dr. Fabio DiStefano has created a collaborative team of health care professionals focused on keeping you active and managing the pain that sometimes comes with an active lifestyle.

What sets us apart is a unique, interactive team consisting of Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Sports Therapists, Massage Therapists and Mental Health experts. Whether you are visiting a Chiropractor to provide a diagnosis and treatment, or a sports therapist to apply their unique medical and scientific knowledge to keep you at the top of your game, the primary goal of our professionals is to help reduce pain, keep your body at its peak performance and improve your overall health.

We also offer treatments to help you manage stress and help you maintain the active lifestyle you desire. Whether it is through Massage or Sports Therapy or even Acupuncture we treat everything from migraines and tension headaches to menstrual cramps and back pain. Qualified mental health professionals are also onsite offering individuals, families and couples the assistance they need to better balance their lives.

We also carry a vast assortment of wellness products such as braces and supports, as well as an exclusive topical ointment designed by Dr. Di Stefano to assist in managing your joint and muscle pain. Call us or drop in today to find out more about how we can help you live your life to the max!

THE ART OF ALIGNMENT: HOW CHIROPRACTORS HELP

For centuries, acupuncturists have used the techniques of acupuncture to treat many health conditions and aspects of pain. “Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes – the needles have no drugs or medication in them,” explains Dr. Fabio Di Stefano, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director of Promedx Sports Injury and Wellness Centre in Thornhill. “The needles on their own have therapeutic/healing effects.”
 
Acupuncture works in many different ways to help heal. “It stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins,” says Dr. Di Stefano. “As well, it influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain.” There are many other effects with the use of acupuncture including influencing the autonomic nervous system and the electrical currents of the body, as well as stimulating circulation. For those concerned that there may be pain related to acupuncture, Dr. Di Stefano clarifies the procedure. “Upon insertion, the client may feel a slight sting or prick. Once the needle is inserted, there should be no pain. You should feel comfortable during the treatment.” For those nervous about the prospect of being “pricked” by needles, other options are available. “Needles are not always used for acupuncture. Therapeutic points of the body can also be stimulated by pressure, laser therapy or cupping where we apply cups to create suctioning of the skin,” explains Dr. Di Stefano. Common conditions and ailments acupuncture can help treat include:

  • Headaches
  • Sprains/strains
  • Sinusitis
  • Common cold
  • Addictions (smoking, etc.)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower back pain
  • Asthma