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Harnessing the Healing Power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a promising medical treatment for individuals dealing with injuries and chronic pain. Administered in a specialized chamber, HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen at higher-than-normal atmospheric pressures. This therapy enhances blood oxygen levels, promoting cellular healing. It also reduces inflammation and stimulates collagen production, aiding in wound repair. Conditions such as chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and non-healing injuries can benefit from HBOT, fostering faster healing and minimizing infection risks.

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Long COVID Syndrome

Acute COVID infections may be on the decline but chronic or long hauler COVID is becoming more apparent and disabling for many individuals. Post COVID Syndrome is characterized by persisting symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath, and malaise following COVID-19 infection. These negative effects are often lasting weeks and even months beyond the acute and natural course of the infection. New research is beginning to unravel the mystery of these debilitating and persisting symptoms as well as providing direction and treatments that can help individuals recover while eliminating the chronic symptoms.

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a system of treatment using micro-amperage current, which is electrical current in millionths of an ampere and is the same kind of current your body produces on its own (and thus is biocompatible). There is no shock involved, and most people do not feel anything although a very slight vibration sensation is possible.

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Cycling and Concussions: Getting Back in the Saddle

Cycling rapidly increased in popularity during the pandemic, and as a result, so have cycling-related concussions. Cycling accidents are one of the most common causes of concussions with contributing factors such as high speeds, vulnerability (e.g., cars for road cyclists), terrain and weather conditions, etc.

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Keeping Your Knees Healthy During the Ski-Season

Are you hitting the slopes this ski season? Protect your knees and prevent injury with these tips from our CAP therapists. Knee injuries are the most common type of ski-related injury, but with the right preventative care, you can enjoy a safe and fun season. Our therapists recommend working on joint mobility and muscle flexibility, building lower body strength, and improving balance and proprioception. Additionally, maintaining proper form and technique on and off the hill can help reduce stress on your joints and muscles. For tailored care and preventative measures, consider booking an appointment with one of our physiotherapists, chiropractors, or massage therapists. Enjoy a healthy and injury-free ski season!

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Promising Benefits of HBOT for Long COVID Symptoms

Long COVID, also known as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), is a condition where recovered COVID-19 patients experience persistent symptoms for weeks or even months after their initial illness. Common symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, joint and muscle pain, headaches, and sleep disturbances. Medical professionals are seeking effective treatments for this condition, and recent studies have shown that Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) could help alleviate the symptoms of long COVID. Read on to learn more about this treatment and how it could help.

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