Shockwave TherapyWritten by willem van der Meijden | September 15 2017
What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave Theapy refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. Shock waves are similar to sound waves, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy. The waves are generated by an electromagnetic coil. Recent studies have shown that shockwave therapy delivers great results in the treating of various conditions (see coditions listed below) How is shockwave therapy done? A noninvasive probe is applied toRead more..
Diabetes and ExerciseWritten by willem van der Meijden | June 12 2016
What Is Diabetes: Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia). Type 2 Diabetes accounts to 90% of allRead more..
What is Dry Needling?Written by willem van der Meijden | May 29 2016
Dry Needling What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle “trigger points”, fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc) resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology. Research has shown that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation. WhatRead more..
Carpal tunnel syndromeWritten by willem van der Meijden | May 5 2016
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers. Usually, these sensations develop gradually and start off being worse during the night. They tend to affect the thumb, index finger and middle finger. What causes carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of one of the nerves that controls sensation and movement in the handsRead more..
Kinesiotaping (how it works)Written by willem van der Meijden | April 5 2016
Kinesiotaping. Kinesio tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase 25 years ago. Kinesiotape is made of stretchable material so as not to restrict movement as normal bandage will do. But what does Kinesio tape do? Kinesio tape is placed over muscles, to minimize pain and inflammation. The tape aids in proper blood flow and lymphatic drainage. As you move, the tape, skin and connective tissue (or fascia) over the muscleRead more..