Laser therapy is used to promote the healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles and wounds. This technique uses light with a specific wave length and intensity. If this light is absorbed by the cells in the tissue to be treated, it results in a cascade of physical effects that stimulate tissue repair. For example, the inflammation process is inhibited and the creation of scar tissue is also limited. In addition, the ingrowth of new cells, circulation and lymph drainage are stimulated.
Shock wave therapy uses focussed sound waves that stimulate the metabolism and blood circulation at the site with the aim of promoting healing. This treatment also has an analgesic effect. Shock wave therapy is mainly used for adhesion problems with tendons and ligaments. It can, however, aid the healing process of a variety of tendon, ligament or bone problems. For an optimum result several treatments with an interval of two weeks are recommended
In addition to cooling with cold water or ice packs, we also use cryotherapy. This treatment involves cooling a specific region at a very cold temperature for a short time using liquid nitrogen. It alleviates pain, reduces inflammation, stimulates circulation and therefore promotes healing.
A spa is a cold water bath with salt water. It is a very effective means to reduce inflammation in the legs and accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. Because of the hypertonic effect of salt, water is drawn out of the cells and swelling is then reduced. The jet stream in the spa adds extra oxygen to the water and stimulates lymph drainage.