Here at MediPro we believe that improving pain outcomes involves implementing individualized movement, exercise/training, and posture and ergonomics in conjunction with our multidisciplinary approaches. Movement, performance development and optimization are synergistic with nutrition and lifestyle modifications. These help individuals reduce pain, improve range of motion, built strength and endurance. Also, this approach increases resistance to injury and improves energy helping patients find vitality and return to normal function with improved quality of life throughout the health changes associated with aging.
Improving patient pain outcomes relies on a continuum approach that often begins with pain treatments such as medication, injections, or peptide therapies. This continues with movement, exercise prescription, technological treatment modalities, focused nutrient supplementation, and lifestyle modification.
Our movement, performance optimization, and pain reduction treatments are implemented with the following goals and outcomes in mind:
- Muscle AND Joint Strength (Neurological AND Tissue Function)
- Mobility Development
- Improved Movement Quality
- Decreased risk of pain and injury
- Improved Performance
- Building Full-body functional strength
Our approach is from a pain reduction and performance optimizationperspective. This differs from typical Physical Therapy as it is whole body focused and collaborative with outcomes that re-geared to build attributes for successful lifestyle performance in our patients all done right at MediPro!
Dr. Gordon is an exercise and performance expert having specialized training along with years of experience in building programs for success. In addition to being a Naturopathic Physician, he holds multiple specialized certifications such as NSCA CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) , FRC MS (Functional Range Conditioning and Movement Specialist) , FMS Level 2 (Functional Movement Systems) and Animal Flow Level II certification.
As part of our collaborative team, this also gives additional opportunity for monitoring other treatments being implemented and can add specialized therapies.
Rooted in ancient oriental medical techniques, this treatment is able to regenerate healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), via improvement in microcirculation. This technique eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions within the connective tissue.
Guasha treatments are highly effective for restoring movement and reducing pain from soft tissue injury/dysfunction. It even works when other approaches routinely fail. One of the main reasons for this is that it was designed to target the underlying cause of many soft tissue problems rather than just trying to relieve symptoms.
Cupping therapy can generally be described as a technique that uses cups placed over the skin to create negative pressure through suction. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient times and was used around the world. In 400 BC, Herodotus listed wet and dry cupping as a treatment for many ailments.
The strongest evidence for cupping therapy’s benefit is for the treatment of pain particularly musculoskeletal pain. Cupping is commonly used for musculoskeletal pain and muscular tension. It has shown benefit to patients suffering from chronic back pain in both behavioral variables of pain and physiological parameters when applied to the lumbar or cervical regions.
Overall, dry cupping showed the most benefit in generalized pain conditions, while wet cupping showed the most benefit in inflammatory-related pain conditions.
There have even been studies done that have shown the benefits of cupping therapy beyond pain management. In a German study, traditional wet cupping was shown to be effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Wet cupping was also shown to treat thalassemia and autoimmune diseases effectively. Cupping therapy was demonstrated to be effective against cough, dyspnea, and acne
Normatec utilizes a patented technology that massages the legs, arms, or hips with pneumatic compression to enhance circulation and reduce soreness.
Normatec employs three forms of biomimicry to expedite recovery:
- Pulsing: dynamic compression mobilizes fluid
- Gradient hold: prevents fluid backflow
- Distal release: allows normal circulation
Studies show results in reduced muscle soreness, enhanced blood flow to the treated areas, decreased inflammation, and increased range of motion.
- Lessen pain sensitivity
Peristaltic pulse dynamic compression is a promising means of accelerating and enhancing recovery by reducing muscle tenderness from pressure stimuli.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning 2015
- Increase range of motion
The effect of cryotherapy vs dynamic compression on pain and range of motion in acute low back pain patients following short-term Physical Therapy?
Journal of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine 2022 July
- Decrease muscle fatigue after acute exercise
External pneumatic compression increases flexibility and reduces select skeletal muscle oxidative stress and proteolysis markers during recovery from heavy resistance exercise.
PLOS One Medical Journal 2017
- Clear metabolites passively
Intermittent pneumatic compression significantly lowers blood lactate concentrations when compared to a passive recovery group.
Journal of Athletic Enhancement 2013
- Improve endothelial function
A single bout of peristaltic pulse compression improves conduit artery endothelial function systemically and improves RH blood flow in the compressed limbs.
European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015Click to learn about Vascular Function Testing
- Gene expression in human muscle tissue
A 60-minute bout of whole-leg, peristaltic pulse compression transiently upregulates PGC-1! mRNA, while also upregulating eNOS protein and NOx concentrations in biopsy samples.
Journal of Experimental Physiology 2015
Test your nitric oxide levels in the Office
The ‘miracle molecule’, Nitric Oxide (NO) is well demonstrated to be instrumental in circulatory health. The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three American scientists in 1998 for their discoveries on ‘Nitric Oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system*.
As a key to healthy circulation — including vasodilation (relaxing of blood vessel walls), blood flow, blood pressure, and oxygen delivery — Nitric Oxide is deeply connected to almost every biological system in the body. Because of the wide-reaching benefits of adequate circulation, Nitric Oxide is closely linked to supporting healthy energy levels, cognitive health, hormonal health, gut health, sexual health, and more.
Nitric Oxide is naturally made in the human body. As we age, we produce less of it — and over time, the blood vessels involved in naturally producing NO become less efficient due to free radical damage, inactivity, and poor diet. At the same time, deterioration of veins and arteries results in overall poor circulation, leading to a myriad of health issues.
Nitric Oxide can be re-introduced into the body through a nitrate-rich diet, but the realities of modern eating habits make simple supplementation programs — like Berkeley Life’s — a much more efficient and effective solution.
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