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Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) in Calgary

What is FSM Therapy?

FSM therapy is a treatment that introduces gentle, specific electrical pulses into an area of damaged tissue. The frequencies change pain, function, and even structure in several clinical conditions. FSM is very effective in reducing inflammation, treating nerve, joint, and muscle pain, and softening scar tissue. It is also helps with inflammatory conditions such as asthma, liver problems, irritable bowel, cardiovascular disease, and diabetic neuropathies.

FSM uses micro amperage current, the same type of current that occurs naturally in your nerves so you will not feel it. It is safe to use on patients with pins, plates, and artificial joints.

How does FSM Therapy help healing?

FSM therapy speeds up healing by increasing the cellular production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) by 500%. ATP is the form of energy used by our cells. When damaged or dysfunctional tissue has additional access to ATP it stimulates local healing. This encourages tissue regeneration, reduces excessive inflammation and pain, and enhances repair.

Numerous papers have documented FSM therapies’ ability to improve healing in wounds and fractures. FSM therapy is also shown to reduce inflammation by 62% in just 4 minutes of treatment. Patients who are treated with FSM soon after motor vehicle accidents and surgeries have reduced pain and a greatly accelerated healing process due to the effects of both the current and the frequencies.

Will FSM help with Brain Health?

Yes, FSM can safely and effectively treat the brain. FSM can specifically target the Amygdala, Forebrain, Hippocampus, Corpus Collosum, Vagus Nerve, blood vessels, dura mater, fascia, adipose, and more, to promote healing and optimal function of brain tissues.

How will it work? FSM treats the brain by pairing tissue frequencies with condition frequencies (frequency instructions), such as reduce inflammation, or alleviate congestion. These dual-frequency electrical pulses through the body from a positive electrode pair to a negative electrode pair using hot moist towels. The treatment is sub-sensory, meaning the frequencies match the natural micro-amperage current that is already produced within your cells, and basically works by reminding the tissues what their optimal frequency resonance is.

When the appropriate target tissue is hit with the correct frequency instruction, it can elicit noticeable changes in patient symptoms.

Will FSM help with concussions?

Yes, it can. Read more here.

Is FSM Therapy pain free?

FSM is a pain-free treatment. It requires the patient to be well hydrated so drinking 16oz/500mL of water 2 hours before treatment is highly recommended to obtain maximum results. The current is conducted using wet towels or pads. It is recommended that you bring shorts, a tank top, and/or sports bra. Manual therapy can also be used in conjunction with FSM, and it falls under the scope of practice of Massage Therapists.

Is FSM Therapy covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies cover FSM treatments as it falls under the scope of practice of Massage Therapists.

What conditions benefit from FSM Treatment?

The following is a list of just some of the conditions where FSM is beneficial:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bruising
  • Bursa Inflammation
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cervical Spine Injuries
  • Cervical Trauma
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Concussions
  • Constipation
  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Diabetic and Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Dysfunction
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fascial Adhesions and Scar Tissue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Inflammation
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Instability
  • Lymphedema
  • Migraines
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Disc Pain
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • TMJ Pain
  • Trigger Points
  • Whiplash

FSM for Concussions in Calgary

The standard recovery protocol for concussions is rest and avoidance of influences that trigger abnormal brain activity, like bright lights, television images, or electronic devices. The belief is this allows the brain activity to normalize and the brain begin to recover. For most people, concussion symptoms resolve within a matter of hours or days. However, it can take much longer for others, particularly when multiple concussions are involved.

However, recent research suggests even when the symptoms of a concussion appear to have gone, the brain is still not yet 100 percent normal. The results indicate that there is abnormal brain wave activity for years after a concussion, as well partial wasting away of the motor pathways, which can lead to significant attention problems.

CAP Health offers the Brain Repair Protocol that allows us to get to the root case of the symptoms patients are experiencing. We provide unique treatments that have proven highly effective depending on the Brain Repair Protocol results.

FSM is a very effective, complementary therapy that aids the recovery process following a concussion. The instruments we use are designed to detect and specifically address brain wave abnormalities through a two-way system of treatment and biofeedback. We call it “intelligent microcurrent”.

FSM is a completely non-invasive, natural, individualized way to help the brain recover following an injury. We use two instruments in working with concussion:

  • The Acuscope works with the brain & nervous system. It is programmed to detect and correct imbalances in alpha, beta and theta waves in the brain. It helps relieves headache, dizziness, light sensitivity, and nerve damage. The Acuscope is also very effective in improving sleep, rest, focus, balance and mental recovery.
  • The Myopulse is specifically tuned to work with soft tissues in the head and neck. Since concussion is often accompanied by physical damage, this part of the treatment promotes healing of damaged muscles and blood vessels and releases physical stress.

The typical program for concussion consists of 6 to 10 sessions over a three-week period. The number of visits may increase depending on how long ago the concussion was incurred. Three sessions take place during the first week, two or three the second week, and the rest scheduled based on progress. Each session lasts 60 minutes.

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