By Causenta Wellness
If you are struggling to build muscle tone and function, this laser treatment is for you
Patients undergoing chemotherapy can often feel weak and have difficulty moving around as easily as they did before treatment. This lack of movement can make it hard for patients to do regular things like go to the bathroom, shower and get out of the house, which can start to adversely affect a patient’s mental and emotional health.
Regular exercise during chemotherapy, something Causenta strongly recommends, can help alleviate the severity of this side effect. Our team of exercise scientists and physical therapists work hand-in-hand with our oncology team to ensure that patients have a personalized and comprehensive exercise program that will complement their chemotherapy regimen to minimize the negative side effects of treatment. Using certain technologies can also assist in helping patients rebuild muscle tone and function. “For patients who are extremely weak, we can use a device called Compex to help them walk or regain other muscle function and feel better than ever before,” says Dr. Tom Incledon, Founder & CEO of Causenta.
This tool has four wires that connect to electrodes that can be attached to different places on the body. The electrode wires plug into a programmable interface that allows our team to set protocols for each patient’s needs. We can either use the Compex to enhance the speed of contractions in certain muscles or to increase the intensity of the contractions.
The Compex is another example of using electricity to stimulate muscles to help people do things they may not have been able to do before. “Our goal is always to help patients feel their best and live the life they want,” says Incledon. “Tools like the Compex can help us partner with our patients to accomplish their goals sooner than we could before these state-of-the-art technologies were available.”
Other State-of-the-Art Technologies We Offer
ARPWave: This tool is ideal for patients who are experiencing joint pain or muscle pain. Treatment with ARPWave can provide relief quickly and effectively. The ARPWave device sends an electrical signal into the body alleviating pain and discomfort. This technology can be used on patients who have an injury or on-going joint pain, as well as patients with chronic pain caused by conditions like diabetes. Click here to learn more.
BTL Emsculpt: This technology is popular with athletes and aids in building muscle without weights in males and females in various body types. We are excited to offer this technological tool as part of our comprehensive wellness services for our patients and to top athletes looking to enhance their regimen. Four customized sessions with Emsculpt at Causenta give patients optimal results that can last for up to a year following treatment. Click here to learn more.
BTL Emsella: This tool is FDA-approved to treat female urinary incontinence. At Causenta we also use it to treat patients with prostate and hip concerns or those experiencing inflammation in the pelvis, as well as to alleviate bone pain in cancer patients. It is non-invasive and non-toxic and works by projecting magnetic field energy into the body. It also feels great on the body, so patients have a positive experience with it. Click here to learn more.
Hippotherapy: Anyone having issues with balance and coordination can benefit from this sort of therapy, which is technically the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength. Our Hippotherapy machine mimics the feeling of a real horse and can be customized to treat each patient’s specific needs. Click here to learn more.
Hocatt: This is a state-of-the-art technology that improves circulation and stamina. The device is a chamber that combines several gadgets into one, creating an effective and safe 30-minute treatment for a variety of uses and patient types. Click here to learn more.
Laser system by Chattanooga Group: This state-of-the-art laser helps to reduce pain and inflammation in a variety of places in the body. The non-invasive and pain-free machine can be customized before each treatment; the technician will set up the laser’s controls based on specific parameters for a patient’s needs during that session to best alleviate their symptoms and bring healing. Click here to learn more.
PowerDot: This technology was originally developed as a sports medicine tool. However, at Causenta we use our knowledge of exercise and physical therapies to help all our patients. PowerDot is a tool that can be used at home and is very effective in stimulating the muscle fibers to help with recovery for athletes, cancer patients, and others. The device is small and is managed by an app you can download to a phone or tablet. Click here to learn more.
If you want to learn more about the Compex to regain muscle tone and function after chemotherapy or about how technology can help you feel better, schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation today. Our dedicated and caring team would love to help you begin your journey to feeling your best.