Techniques, Technology, and Equipment

We invest time and money into advanced equipment, technology, and training to ensure that we can get you back to normal life as quickly as possible.

Key Benefits:

  • We bill most treatments under services typically covered by insurance
  • You are pre-approved for care, no referral required
  • We offer a full range of rehab services under one roof
  • Our team works together to ensure the quickest recovery possible
  • We offer a variety of different equipment, technology, and techniques to treat a wide range of chronic and acute injuries

“The staff take their time to get to know you and design a treatment plan that is best suited for you. They truly have succeeded in their mission to eliminate my pain and rehabilitate my injuries. Thank you! “

TENS Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an electronic device that is a commonly used form of pain relief. It consists of electronic pulses that are transmitted to the skin using electrodes. Though its mechanism of pain relief is not fully understood, TENS Nerve Stimulation is thought to inhibit nerves that control pain while increasing the body’s “natural pain-killers” (such as endorphins) and restoring the proper nerve activity. At Physiomed, if indicated, our doctors will incorporate TENS Nerve Stimulation into your treatment plan, provided no contraindications are present.

Many studies have indicated its potential efficacy in treating various types of pain conditions including:

  • Low back pain. Studies have shown that TENS Nerve Stimulation can reduce pain and improve the range of motion in chronic low back pain subjects, especially when combined with exercise
  • Neck pain. A recent study showed that when coupled with exercise, TENS helped improve disability, neck muscle strength and pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle weakness – A study showed that TENS can be used to strengthen partially denervated muscles and affect their function.
  • Joint pain from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Recent studies have shown that TENS may provide pain relief, increase functional cavity and does no harm in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Nerve pain or neurogenic pain
  • Pain originating from the organs (visceral pain)
  • Painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea). Since TENS Nerve Stimulation treatment is free from the potentially adverse effects of analgesics, and no adverse effects are reported in the literature, this makes this treatment method even more attractive.
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain (TMJ) –  Specifically, TENS Nerve Stimulation has been shown to improve mouth opening in jaw pain sufferers
  • Post-fracture pain
  • Shoulder pain – Recent studies have indicated that electrical stimulation may help decrease the pain muscle guarding cycle associated with shoulder conditions such as adhesive capsulitis

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound treatment is a very common technique that applies high-frequency sound waves to the patient’s skin using a round-headed probe with ultrasound gel to reduce friction and assist in the transmission of the waves. It uses sound waves in the frequency of 1-3 MHz that are created by the vibration of crystals in the probe that in turn causes vibration of the local tissues and leads to a deep heating locally, even though no sensation is felt by the patient normally.

In addition to heating the tissues, therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to produce an increase in local blood flow, aid in the breakdown of scar tissue, reduce chronic inflammation, promote healing and cause a relaxation in soft tissues. Also, therapeutic ultrasound treatment has been shown to produce cavitational effects, whereby the vibrations stimulate cell membranes and assist in the healing process. Other beneficial effects you can expect include improvement of pain, swelling and increased the range of motion.

Some of the most common conditions treated with therapeutic ultrasound treatment include:

  • Tendinitis/tendonitis. The Philadelphia Panel guidelines recommend the use of therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of calcific tendonitis in the shoulder.
  • Joint swelling (chronic)
  • Muscle spasm and trigger points
  • Scar healing
  • Shoulder pain – Studies have shown that ultrasound can help with several shoulder conditions including calcific tendonitis or tendinosis
  • Low back pain – Recent studies suggest that ultrasound may improve the functional ability of patients with low back pain
  • Fibromyalgia – Treatments consisting principally of ultrasound have been shown to be helpful in improving pain intensity, complaints of non-restorative sleep and impact on functional activities in patients with fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis – For example, when coupled with isokinetic exercises, ultrasound can increase the functional improvement in patients with knee arthritis. Certain studies have concluded that commercial over-the-counter medications were not as effective as ultrasound in patients with knee arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – The Ottawa Panel recommended the use of therapeutic ultrasound as part of a complete treatment plan for the management of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain and plantar fascitis

Spinal Decompression

Whether you’re suffering from back, neck or sciatic pain, Spinal Decompression is one of the most effective courses of treatment on offer. Over time, through anything from injuries, muscle imbalances, poor posture and even work-related stress, pressure can be placed on the vertebrae causing pain, a bulging or herniated disc, sciatica and spinal stenosis. For effective relief and recuperation, Physiomed offers first-rate spinal decompression in Vancouver.

Not only is spinal compression caused by injuries and on-going stress, it’s also part of the aging process, and results in collapsed discs pinching the nerves of the spinal column. This is known as neural impingement. Symptoms often include pain when walking, stiffness and back pain. Spinal decompression helps alleviate these symptoms allowing you flexibility and increased range of movement, whilst preventing further deterioration.

At Physiomed, through the use of the latest inversion therapy and mechanical traction devices, we can relieve and ease spinal compression for those experiencing numbness in the back, weakness, tingling sensations, pain and poor function of upper and lower limbs. Symptoms such as these can often become exacerbated over time and can sometimes lead to loss of sleep, as well as impaired work and other daily activities. Spinal Decompression is non-surgical and cost-effective and treatments can be carried out quickly and comfortably.

Dr Suhill Samji, our chief chiropractor has many years of experience and patient care performing all manner of chiropractic therapy and treatment to everyone from athletes to those suffering after work injuries and auto accidents. He works in conjunction with our in-house physiotherapist, Gil Yehezkel, delivering top-notch therapy as well as sports massages, on-going treatment and even acupuncture. We encourage a comfortable, friendly atmosphere because we know a relaxed patient will heal faster, and we also apply the very latest, scientifically proven methods to ensure a speedy, safe recovery process.

To book an appointment at Physiomed, or to hear more about how Spinal Decompression can help you, give us a call on (604) 879 7214, or email us at physiomed@live.com.

Why Choose Us?

LOCATION

We are conveniently located near the Commercial Drive sky train for easy access via public transportation. There is plenty of street side parking for those who drive.

INSURANCE

We direct bill major extended health and motor vehicle  insurance companies and handle all insurance related paperwork.

EXPERIENCE

Our team of caring practitioners are fully licensed and certified. They are dedicated to getting you out of pain quickly.

WE'RE QUICK

We use a variety of modalities and advanced equipment to make sure you recover quickly! Patients usually get good/great results and reduction in pain within 6-12 visits.

CONVENIENCE

Our entire team works out of the same location so appointments with different team members can be scheduled conveniently at the same visit.

FREE CONSULTATION

We offer a complimentary 15 minute chiropractic consultation for all new patients. If chiropractic isn’t the best modality of care we will refer you to one of our other wellness practitioners.

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