โšก๏ธWhat is the deal with shockwave therapy?โšก๏ธ

Shockwave Therapy has been found to be MORE effective than non-operative corticosteroid treatment and home training for both short term relief and long term in lower limb tendinopathies.

What is shockwave therapy?โšก๏ธ

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive therapy that allows for a reduction of pain and inflammation through the use of radial pressure waves. This treatment increases blood flow to the treated area, aids in the formation of new blood vessels, and triggers a natural healing response in the body to promote healing.

It is considered a viable option when other non-operative treatments have failed before considering surgical intervention. It is especially effective for the treatment of chronic or lingering injuries.

What kind of injuries can it treat?
โ—ฝ๏ธgreater trochanteric pain syndrome
โ—ฝ๏ธpatellar tendinopathy
โ—ฝ๏ธachilles tendinopathy
โ—ฝ๏ธbursitis
โ—ฝ๏ธrotator cuff injuries
โ—ฝ๏ธtennis elbow
โ—ฝ๏ธshin splints
โ—ฝ๏ธoveruse injuries
โ—ฝ๏ธand MORE!

Shockwave can improve function, reduce pain, and facilitate healing in stubborn lingering injuries. What are you waiting for? Book a consultation with one of our highly trained and talented chiropractors today!

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Happy Holidays! Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season for you all! ๐ŸŽ„

We canโ€™t wait to see you again after Christmas and into the new year!

Book online at momentumkelowna.janeapp.com to secure your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
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We would like to welcome our new RMT to the clinic, Terry Downs! Terry has been a practicing RMT in the Okanagan for four years. In her spare time, Terry stays active volunteering with the central okanagan search and rescue with her adorable search and rescue dog Chase. Terry enjoys staying active indoors and out and has pushed her limits through ultra endurance multi-day stage racing, long distance cycling and Ironman triathlons.

Terry currently has two openings on the 31st of December and availability all throughout the new year as well. Check out her availability online and book at momentumkelowna@janeapp.com
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These girls are officially booked for the year!

A big thank you to everyone for your continued support through all of the challenges and changes this year has brought!

Check out the online booking for January schedules, or to add yourself to the December wait lists!
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๐‹๐„๐“๐’ ๐“๐€๐‹๐Š ๐…๐„๐„๐“. โฃ
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๐Ÿ‘ฃ Take a moment and reflect on all of the things your feet allow you to do... now take another moment and think about the things you do to take care of them, strengthen them, let them breathe and stretch out. Do things seem a little off balance?โฃ
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๐Ÿ‘ฃ Our feet are a hugely important aspect of our lives - they are sensors that act to help us adapt to our environment, they allow us to adventure and explore, they enable us to do our jobs, see and interact with people we love, and so SO much more. โฃ
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๐Ÿ‘ฃ We need to be treating our feet better. Our toes should be the widest part of our foot, not the ball of the foot. They should be protected by flat, wide, flexible shoes - not rigid clouds that create a thick barrier from our environment. They are strong and powerful, and shouldnโ€™t be weakened and disabled by overly cushioned or supportive shoes. โฃ
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๐Ÿ‘ฃSpend more time barefoot. In your home, at your desk, outside. Everywhere. Take care of your feet - it will drastically improve the quality of your life. โฃ
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Donโ€™t know where to start? Come see our foot-pert Sara!
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๐“๐‘๐„๐€๐“๐Œ๐„๐๐“ ๐๐‹๐€๐๐’โฃโฃ
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As with anything, have a plan of action is crucial to achieving your goals. The same principal applies to your health! โฃโฃ
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Acupuncture works best in a series of treatments - this usually looks like multiple treatments over a shorter period of time. โฃโฃ
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As an acupuncturist, my goal is to ensure your optimal level of health. That means you are pain free, eating well, sleeping well, and feeling your best! Setting and sticking to a treatment plan can help you achieve your treatment goals. โฃโฃ
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For acute situations, 2-3 treatments per week for 2 weeks is optimal. For more chronic cases, we extend this plan for 3-4 weeks. โฃโฃ
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Your health is important, take the time to plan and invest in yourself! โฃ
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Jadd Abboud, RAc
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๐Ÿ’ฅ๐’๐‡๐ˆ๐ ๐’๐๐‹๐ˆ๐๐“๐’๐Ÿ’ฅโฃ
A shin splint is a common overuse injury in runners occurring midway between your knee and ankle. For the majority of people this occurs when they are trying to do โ€œtoo much, too fastโ€ when increasing their training intensity. Kelsey knows this feeling all too well - she recently transitioned from daily spin classes to running 5-10k a day without skipping a beat!โฃ
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๐ŸŒŸ๐“๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ฌ: โฃ
๐Ÿ“Œ Modify your activity or gradually build up your tolerance/intensity of walking or running โฃ
๐Ÿ“Œ Try modifying your gait (running stride) to make more of a flat or forefoot contact with the groundโฃ
๐Ÿ“Œ Foam roll, stretch & strengthen your lower leg muscles so they are able to tolerate an intense workout regime โฃ
๐Ÿ“Œ K tape application to improve circulation & promote muscle relaxation โฃ
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Remembering those who sacrificed everything and thanking those who continue to do so. #lestweforget๐ŸŒน ...

Setting SMART Goals! โฃ
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What does SMART stand for?โฃ
- Specificโฃ
- Measurable โฃ
- Achievableโฃ
- Relevantโฃ
- Time Boundโฃ
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The SMART technique can be used for both your personal and professional goals. Using this method can help you clearly define what you are hoping to achieve in a realistic and meaningful manner.โฃ
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Here at Momentum Health, we are here to assist you on your health and wellness journeys! Share your SMART goals with us so that we can help keep you moving and feeling your best in order for you to do the things that you love to do! โฃ
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๐€๐‚๐”๐๐”๐๐‚๐“๐”๐‘๐„ โฃ
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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine meant to bring the body back to its natural rhythm. โฃ
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By using specific points, acupuncture works to bring balance to the physical body and its internal systems. โฃ
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โ€ข ๐๐ž๐ž๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ โ€ขโฃ
Needles are used at specific points over the body to invoke the natural healing and restorative processesโฃ
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โ€ข ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  โ€ขโฃ
Cups are used to promote circulation, release muscular tension and fasciae adhesions. โฃ
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โ€ข ๐†๐ฎ๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐š โ€ขโฃ
Guasha is a massage tool used to improve circulation and alleviate musculoskeletal and nerve pain
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In honour of World Spine Day - ๐Ÿ“ ๐…๐€๐‚๐“๐’ ๐€๐๐Ž๐”๐“ ๐˜๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐’๐๐ˆ๐๐„โฃ
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โ€ขThe spine consists of 5 regions:โฃ
- 7 Cervical vertebraeโฃ
- 12 Thoracic vertebraeโฃ
- 5 Lumbar vertebrae โฃ
- Sacrumโฃ
- Coccyxโฃ
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โ€ข Your spine is quite flexible, yet the bones are very strong! This allows for both mobility and stability in movement. โฃ
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โ€ข 31 pairs of spinal nerves branch off of your spinal cord and travel throughout your body.โฃ
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โ€ข You are approximately an inch taller in the morning. Throughout the day the vertebral discs slowly compress, and overnight return to their natural height. โฃ
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โ€ข Participation in regular physical activity helps to maintain spine and joint mobility!
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Did you know that most benefit plans reset January 01 each year?!โฃ
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Check with your provider and book those end of year appointments before itโ€™s too late! โฃ
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We look forward to seeing you soon ๐Ÿ™‚ โฃ
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๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฒโฃ
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Registered massage therapy is a targeted form of manual therapy through which the practitioner works to decrease muscle tension, increase circulation, and promote healthy movement patterns. โฃ
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Our massage therapists use a variety of techniques to create effective treatment plans tailored to your needs and treatment goals. โฃ
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Your treatment may include (but is not limited to) the following techniques:โฃ
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๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ ๐Œ๐จ๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ณ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโฃ
โ€ข Not to be confused with chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilization is a technique where your practitioner will guide the affected area(s) through passive movements and stretches to address joint stiffness, pain, restricted movement and/or hypomobility. โฃ
๐“๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Œ๐ฒ๐จ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐žโฃ
โ€ข Trigger point and myofascial release techniques work to ease tension and tightness in the muscles and surrounding tissues. Your therapist will gently massage and stretch the affected areas until the muscle tension subsides and proper mobility patterns are restored. โฃ
๐ƒ๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐“๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฒโฃ
โ€ข In deep tissue treatments your practitioner will work to realign the deep layers of muscle and connective tissues. This can be especially beneficial for chronic pain and stiffness.
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So happy for these 2! Braved a tough smoky sky and pulled off personal bests! Thanks to everyone who cheered them on virtually and on the course. ...

These two have been training hard all summer and are ready to run the Virtual Boston Marathon tomorrow morning! It has been great helping keep them in top form through their training. ...

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Chiropractors are healthcare professionals specialized in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various musculoskeletal related conditions. โฃโฃ
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Our chiropractors provide evidence based care to develop individualized treatment plans to help alleviate pain, improve function, and get you back to doing the things you love! โฃโฃ
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โ€ข๐€๐๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌโ€ขโฃโฃ
Adjustments are targeted specific maneuvers applied to a restricted joint. They are proven to be safe and effective, and function to help restore mobility, relieve pain, and release surrounding tissues. โฃโฃ
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โ€ข๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌโ€ข โฃโฃ
ART is a form of soft tissue therapy that works to remove adhesions and restrictions in the muscles and connective tissues. This technique compliments the adjustments in relieving pain and restoring mobility. โฃ
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โ€ข ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž โ€ขโฃโฃ
After your treatment, our chiropractors will provide recommendations and exercises for both work and home life to keep you moving well and help you feel your best outside of the clinic!
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