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Treating Gout with Laser Therapy – at Johnston Health Center

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Bio Flex Laser has successfully treated multiple patients with Gout and have achieved incredible results. The article below discusses the various symptoms and stages of Gout, including the results following several treatments with our BioFlex Laser Therapy device. Read the case study here:  http://bioflexlaser.com/resources/article/gout-a-new-treatment-for-an-old-problem/

Bioflex Laser and LILT are approved by Health Canada for treatment of many conditions including sports injuries, arthritic problems, and back problems.

Johnston Health Center proudly offers Bioflex laser therapy.  Book your consultation HERE and learn how LILT can help. Alternatively, Contact us at info@johnstonhealthcenter.com or 705-728-3070 (Barrie) 705-476-9111 (North Bay)

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Treating Concussion, looking ahead!

As used in article from www.varsity101.com

As used in article from www.varsity101.com

A recent CBC news feature highlights a Saskatoon chiropractor and how he is shaking up how coaches and athletes deal with concussions. Mike McMenamin is using a concussion management program, which he first looked into last fall, and it’s more than a theory–he’s applying it to a local minor hockey team.  He says “The goal is to get past how concussions have been handled in the past”  Read further on his approach to concussion treatment HERE.

In addition, Bio Flex Laser shares a case study of a 17 year athlete and the successful treatment using Laser Therapy for the treatment of her concussion – here are the details of her case:

O.B. is a 17-year-old student, diagnosed with concussion after heading a soccer ball.

Author: Fred Kahn MD, FRCS (C)
Source: Meditech International Inc.

O.B. is a 17-year-old student, who complains of concussion-type symptoms since September 2013. At that time, she headed a soccer ball, which resulted in the diagnosis of concussion. On March 15th, 2014 while skiing downhill, she collided with another individual. The contact was head-on. She does not recall whether there was a specific loss of consciousness after the second event, however symptoms became acute shortly after this episode and have persisted. They consist of headaches daily, memory loss, irritability, inability to concentrate, vertigo, fatigue, irregular sleeping patterns and blurry vision.

She consulted several specialists including a neurosurgeon who provided some vitamins and trained her in meditation. This was helpful in relieving symptoms to some degree and occasionally arresting the headaches. The latter usually began at some point throughout the course of the day and would last up to several hours. They were primarily located in the fronto-temporal area and were predominantly on the right side. She generally goes to bed around 11 pm but is unable to sleep until 3 am and then sleeps until 10 am, however with periodic interruptions.

The patient had also undergone a course of acupuncture over a 5 week period, osteopathic manipulation, massage therapy and chiropractic therapy. None provided any lasting benefit.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:

  • The patient is right-handed. The right grip is 70 and the left, 50 lbs.
  • There is a normal range of motion of both shoulders.
  • Flexion, extension, lateral rotation and lateral flexion of the cervical spine is only 60% of normal.
  • A moderate degree of peri–cervical muscle spasm is noted to be present.
  • There is no evidence of motor impairment or sensory deficit. Reflexes are within normal limits.

DIAGNOSIS:

  • Concussion – Post-Trauma
  • Myofascitis – Cervical Spine

COMMENTS:

This patient, following the second concussion, was unable to continue to attend school and missed a total of 16 weeks of attendance. Laser Therapy was initially applied to the cervical spine, including the brainstem and cerebellum.

RE-EVALUATION

After the initial 3 treatment sessions, the patient indicated that she had not experienced any headaches in the past 2 days. She also was able to sleep for 6 hours without interruption.

UPDATE – JUNE 16TH, 2014

After 5 treatment sessions the headaches had disappeared completely and the range of motion of the cervical spine had improved to 80% of normal.

FINAL EVALUATION – JULY 5TH, 2014:

At this point a total of 10 Laser Therapy sessions had been administered.

All symptoms relating to the episodes of brain trauma had disappeared completely, with the exception of a mild degree of persisting long-term memory loss. Overall, the loss of memory has been reduced by 80% and improvement is still in progress. The range of motion of the cervical spine has returned to normal and no tenderness or muscle spasm is present.

The patient was obtaining 8 hours of deep sleep each night without interruption and returned to the gym 4 days ago resuming her exercise programme. She plans to return to school in September and is not utilizing any medication at this time.

Bioflex Laser and LILT are approved by Health Canada for treatment of many conditions including sports injuries, arthritic problems, and back problems. Johnston Health Center proudly offers Bioflex laser therapy.  Book your consultation HERE and learn how LILT can help. Alternatively, Contact us at info@johnstonhealthcenter.com or 705-728-3070 (Barrie) 705-476-9111 (North Bay)

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Plantar Fasciitis and Laser Therapy

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Plantar fasciitis is a painful disorder that affects the heel and the bottom of the foot.  The condition occurs within a thick band of tissue which runs from the heel bone to the toes, the plantar fascia. Researchers have found that laser therapy is a very effective treatment for this condition.

Read this article from Theralase to learn more about the treatment HERE

Bioflex Laser and LILT are approved by Health Canada for treatment of many conditions including sports injuries, arthritic problems, and back problems. Johnston Health Center proudly offers Bioflex laser therapy.  Book your consultation and learn how LILT can help. Contact us at info@johnstonhealthcenter.com or 705-728-3070 (Barrie) 705-476-9111 (North Bay)

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Practice Safe Sitting

bLOG TITLEPoor posture is a modern day epidemic.  In this technology age we are moving less and spending hours a day in a hunched over position on the computer or smart phones.  There are many consequences of poor posture.

  1. Spinal degeneration. Over time poor posture at work can result in serious spinal degeneration with associated symptoms of chronic back or neck pain, herniated spinal discs, numbness and/or tingling.
  2. Lowered Metabolic Rate: Sitting for long periods of time contributes to the onset of obesity, cardiovascular diseases and Type II Diabetes.
  3. Irreversible Damage: Research indicates that the body needs movement throughout the day to function properly.  The key for prevention of damage is intermittent movement throughout the day.  Lack of movement impedes many functions of the body that can be damaged for good.
  4. Respiratory dysfunction: Head and upper body in a forward flexed position puts compressive forces on your diaphragm limiting the amount of oxygen that can be brought in to your lungs.  This can result in fatigue.
  5. Individuals who present with an increased curve of their thoracic spine (hunch back) suffer a higher level of mortality by up to 144%. Your workspace could be taking years off your life.

With all this sitting you are destroying your posture.  We are not designed to be sitting all day.  We are meant to be moving.  You need to practice “Safe Sitting.”

Quick Tips

  1. Make sure you are sitting comfortably in your vehicle with good lumbar and head support.
  2. Try to avoid sitting any longer than 30 minutes. Set your phone to vibrate every 30 min and simply get up from your chair for 15 seconds.  This action resets your postural muscle
  3. Ensure your work station is set up properly with ergonomic design
  4. Remove your wallet from your back pocket while sitting.
  5. Drink plenty of water at your desk. Not just coffee.
  6. Eat a lunch with proteins and vegetables avoiding sugar.
  7. Keep your feet flat on the floor and avoid crossing your legs.
  8. Distribute your body weight evenly on both hips. Do not lean off to one side while sitting and standing.
At Johnston Health Center, we are here to help you with your concerns. Our team will Educate you on better health, Inspire you and help you Take Action.
Our mission at the Johnston Health Center is to help you live your best life possible. Everyone has their own health challenges and at JHC we are experts at helping to guide you to better health. You may need our 12 weeks to Better Posture Program, our gentle chiropractic care, Bioflex laser therapy for arthritis or sports injuries, our Stress Relief Therapy Program or a nutritional assessment.  
To book a consultation for you or a family member, contact us at info@johnstonhealthcenter.com or in Barrie at  705-728-3070 or in North Bay at 705-476-9111
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Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family

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Chiropractic care is not just for those who are in pain, nursing an old injury or those with poor posture.  Chiropractic care is amazing for the whole family.  Your body is in constant communication with your brain sending information about your environment, where you are in gravity, what your organs are doing (just to name a few).  It’s your nervous system that controls all of these functions.  Chiropractic care helps your body function at its optimum by changing abnormal signaling between your body and brain that occur due to stress (physical, chemical or emotional).  Chiropractors find the areas of stress within your system and restore the body-brain communication.  This results in our system doing what it is designed to do, repair, heal and flourish.  We take our children for eye checkups, teeth checkups but please let us not forget their spines.  Great things happen when that stress is removed from their little bodies.  We all know they have stress beginning with their birth, the bumps and tumbles with play and sometimes the extra sugar (chemical stress) they ingest at that birthday party.  Have your children assessed by a Chiropractor today!

Our mission at the Johnston Health Center is to help you live your best life possible.  Everyone has their own health challenges and at JHC we are experts at helping to guide you to better health.  You may need our 12 weeks to Better Posture Program, our gentle chiropractic care, Bioflex laser therapy for arthritis or sports injuries, our Stress Relief Therapy Program or a nutritional assessment.  We are here to help you with your concerns.
The Johnston Health Center team will Educate you on better health, Inspire you and help you Take Action.
To book a consultation for you or a family member, contact us at info@johnstonhealthcenter.com or in Barrie at at 705-728-3070 or in North Bay at 705-476-9111
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