Archives for August 2016

Our Sponsors

Valeo Cryo

1) Who developed this technology?

Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time.

2) When was whole body cryotherapy developed?

Whole body cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Japan for more than three decades. Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body cryotherapy, and in many European countries the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies.

3) How does it work?

The Cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of two-three minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that acts as a stimulant to the regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins.

4) Is it safe?

Yes. Single person direct injection and multi-person walk-in cryochambers have been used for the past 30+ years without any severe adverse reaction ever recorded.  Problems have only arisen if a client steps into the machine with wet clothing, especially wet socks, as water will freeze immediately at these temperatures. The advantage of the single person chambers is that lower temperatures can be achieved.  Most studies and publications have been done with this type of chamber.  The nitrogen being used to cool these chambers is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (actually 78% of it).  In either type of chamber, the client breathes room-air.  In the single person chamber, the operator raises the platform the client stands on up so that the head is above the heavier nitrogen vapors.  Here, the client breathes normal room-air.  In a recent safety evaluation, we have used a pulse oximeter to record blood oxygen saturation in more than 30 clients using the single person chamber and found no drop in blood oxygen saturation throughout the treatment.  For added safety, chambers are also equipped with an oxygen monitor.  In order to protect the more temperature sensitive tissues such as hands and feet, clients wear dry socks, slippers, and gloves, which we provide.

Go To http://www.valeopt.com/valeo-cryo/ for more information

 

Valeo Physican Therapy

Team Valeo Physical Therapy

Here at Valeo Physical Therapy our fun and energetic team is dedicated to creating and providing a comfortable and caring environment for your physical therapy journey. Our mission is to provide compassionate, personalized, and revolutionary treatments that help our patients regain function by decreasing pain and improving strength and confidence. We first work to understand our patient’s history and individual needs, and then work together with them to maximize results, ensuring a safe and quick return to a high quality of life.

We specialize in providing revolutionary treatment programs to get our patients better as quickly as possible. We can help if you are; limited by pain, injury or discomfort. Our facilities, expertise, and commitment will help restore the quality of life you desire faster and better than any other clinic.

Don’t put it off. The longer you wait the more serious your problem may become.

Go to http://www.valeopt.com/ for more information

MCKINNEY PODIATRIC ASSOCIATES, P.A.

McKinney Podiatric Associates, PA

McKinney Podiatric Associates offers our patients seven convenient locations in Pasadena, Houston, Baytown, and Pearland, Texas.
Scott W. McKinney, DPM FACFAS, is the Founder and President of McKinney Podiatric Associates, P.A.  Dr. McKinney is also current President of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association.  He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.
With more than 20 years of experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and managing complex problems of the lower extremity, he is well prepared and able to evaluate your foot and ankle issues.
Dr. McKinney is especially interested in helping athletes maintain foot and ankle health to effectively pursue their goals.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality services to our patients and community in the most cost effective manner. We are specialists in the care of all foot and ankle conditions. Conditions we treat include bunions, heel pain, sports injuries, diabetic foot care, as well as common foot ailments. Our patients include infants, children, teenagers, adults, and the geriatric population. We are especially interested in helping athletes maintain foot and ankle health to effectively pursue their goals.

When it comes to the treatment of your feet, it pays to consider a Podiatric physician. We look forward to becoming your foot doctor.

Go to http://mpa-web.com/ for more information