Month: October 2013

Doctor with a notepad talking with football player

Participation in sports may keep athletes healthy and in peak physical condition, but it also puts them at risk of injury. Getting hurt – whether on or off the field – can mean spending days, weeks, or even a whole season in recovery. Tendinitis, bursitis, and acute traumas are examples of common athletic injuries. Though…

Continue reading

Nurse preparing blood plasma injection

Platelet rich plasma treatments are injections of blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets and connective tissue growth factors. This concentrated solution helps promote a natural repair process in the body and regenerate damaged tissues. Plasma treatments are routinely administered to people of all ages and physical backgrounds who are suffering from acute or…

Continue reading

Injection being administered to a patients knee to treat inflammation

Cortisone injections are non-surgical means of treating pain and inflammation in the joints and soft tissues. Although doctors can administer cortisone shots to many different areas of the body, they are most frequently given in joints that are prone to injuries, such as the shoulders, ankles, knees, hips, and elbows. The spine is also a common…

Continue reading

Doctor administering sports physical to a patient

Sports physicals are preventative screenings routinely used to verify a patient’s physical health and ability to safely participate in athletic activity. Most schools and many sports leagues require sports physicals as a prerequisite for participation each season. At our office, we recommend sports physicals not only for athletes but also for anyone beginning a new exercise…

Continue reading

Doctor examining a patients lower back

Back pain is a frequent complaint and one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Patients spend billions of dollars on over-the-counter medications that merely cover up pain rather than treat the source of it. At our office, we feature unique back pain treatment options that can help to reduce soft tissue inflammation, joint…

Continue reading

Diagram of injection being administered to rotator cuff

The rotator cuff is located in the shoulder and is subject to overuse and injury. Many people who experience shoulder pain are suffering from bursitis, tendinitis, or a rotator cuff tear. Often, these injuries are found in athletes who overuse their shoulders during play. However, anyone can develop a rotator cuff or shoulder disorder, including…

Continue reading

Doctor preparing syringe to administer to patient suffering from muskuloskeletal condition

Trigger point injections are in-office treatments for pain management in patients with muscle areas that do not relax. Trigger points are uncomfortable knots that form in the muscles. These knots may be felt beneath the skin and also may cause radiating pain due to irritation of the surrounding nerves. In some patients, they occur sporadically…

Continue reading

Athlete clutching knee from pain

Traumeel injections are a treatment option for patients who are suffering from acute soft tissue injuries involving the muscles, ligaments and tendons. They are often used in place of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as manage pain and discomfort. Traumeel has grown in popularity among patients who prefer a natural…

Continue reading

Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels

Your face is your most defining feature, so it makes sense that you would want to preserve its appearance and protect it from aging. Environmental factors, age, stress, and lifestyle habits can all contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles that can make your face appear more mature and even older than you…

Continue reading

Nutritional counseling  is for everyone, young and old. It is more than just patient education – it is a life-changing opportunity! Based on an evaluation of food patterns and health goals, a plan is established to correspond with nutritional objectives in a healthy and medically-supervised way. Whether you are an athlete driven to maximize your…

Continue reading

Viscosupplementation is the injection of hyaluronate into the knees to cushion them and provide lubrication. These injections are comprised of a thick substance with the consistency of jelly that helps to cushion the joints and lubricate them. Known as hyaluronate, this substance is a naturally occurring protein in the joints that is elastic and thick…

Continue reading

ID: 4690
Facial Fillers

Facial fillers are substances injected beneath the skin to help smooth fine lines and boost facial volume. Also known as dermal fillers, these injections are in-office procedures that are minimally invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Patients often undergo facial filler injections to achieve a more youthful appearance with as little down time as possible. Fillers…

Continue reading

IV nutrient cocktails are complex combinations of vitamins and minerals administered to the body intravenously. Also known as Meyer’s Cocktails, this type of nutrient therapy is used to address symptoms caused by malnutrition and poor absorption of nutrients. The dosage of vitamins and minerals is safe and immediately integrated into the body’s circulatory system. This…

Continue reading

face lifts

Facial platelet rich plasma treatments are non-surgical face lifts capable of smoothing wrinkles, evening skin tone, and tightening facial tissues. These treatments involve injecting platelet rich plasma from a patient’s own blood into the delicate skin of the face. This helps to stimulate collagen production, helping the skin glow more luminously and appear more voluminous.…

Continue reading

Vitamins are the building blocks of nutrition and a vital component of health and well-being. Though many people take vitamins by mouth, the amount of nutrition that is absorbed by the body is fractional in comparison to the dosage. By injecting vitamins directly into the bloodstream, the body is flooded with powerful, prescription-grade nutrients that…

Continue reading

pie- chart made of various foods your diet should consist of

Did you know that micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that your body needs in small, but potent quantities? They are often referred to as the building blocks of health and include nutrients like selenium, zinc, iodine, B-vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. Deficiency in just one micronutrient can lead to serious health…

Continue reading

ID: 688

Botox is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that has been popular among healthy American men and women since its FDA approval in 2002. Millions of people have undergone Botox injections to help smooth facial lines and restore a younger appearance. Botox is injected into the facial muscles, helping to block nerve impulses and relax the…

Continue reading

Medical Weight Loss

Many North Americans struggle with weight loss, whether the scale just won’t budge or fluctuates up and down like a yo-yo. Diet and exercise are an excellent start to a healthy weight, but sometimes stubborn pounds need an extra boost to keep them from hanging on. Our office offers medically supervised weight loss in that…

Continue reading