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Shock Wave and Low Level Laser Therapy

Elie MALEK MD-DOM.MA is a certified Specialist from Storz Medical-Switzerland in Shock Wave Therapy and is the First Medical Doctor to introduce to Lebanon and the surrounding Countries the First Complete DUOLITH SD1 Tower in order to treat patients in the most complete treatment protocol.

WHAT IS SHOCK WAVE THERAPY (ESWT)?
Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a multidisciplinary device used in Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Urology, Dermatology and Physiotherapy. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.

Especially, The DUOLITH SD1 Shockwave Tower from Storz Medical-Switzerland, represents a state-of-the art modular concept that combines radial and focused shock wave therapies, complementary vibration and vacuum therapies as well as the integrated high resolution diagnostic ultrasound imaging in one system.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. With this innovative treatment, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be eliminated systematically.

Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; damaged tissue can regenerate and fully heal.

The beneficial effects of shock wave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 sessions. The therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving the quality of life.

Evidence Base researches and practices also proved that extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) opens up new applications in dermatology, wound healing, skin tightening and anti-cellulite treatment. Being a non-invasive procedure, it can be specifically tailored to the requirements and wishes of each individual patient.

WHAT IS LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)?
Low Level Laser therapy (LLLT) is also now known as Photo-Bio-Modulation (PBM) or Phototherapy which is the modulation of the biological activity of the body through the controlled delivery of laser light. Phototherapy has been shown to affect cellular activity in the following ways: stimulates cell growth, increases cell metabolism, improves cell regeneration, invokes an anti-inflammatory response, promotes edema reduction, reduces fibrous tissue formation, stimulates nerve function, reduces the production of substance P, stimulates long term production of nitric oxide (NO), decreases the formation of bradykinin, histamine, and acetylcholine, stimulates the production of endorphins.

These photo-biological responses are largely responsible for the pain relieving effects often observed in patients treated with phototherapy.These photo-biological responses are largely responsible for the pain relieving effects often observed in patients treated with phototherapy.

Clinical Fields & Applications are:
- Pain relief and management (Including neuralgia)
- Wound healing (Including ulceration treatment)
- Physiotherapy (Including tendinopathy treatment)
- Podiatry (Including verruca and plantar and fasciitis treatments)
- Smoking cessation (Through non-needle acupuncture)
- Dermatology (Including acne and eczema treatment)
- Rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis treatments
- Cosmetic applications (Including reduction of scarring and skin regeneration)
- Maxillofacial and dental applications (Including TMJ)

Specialties

Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic Medicine Provides all of the benefits of modern medicine and offers the benefit of manual diagnosis and treatment through a system of treatment known as osteopathic manipulative medicine.Read More...

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.Read More...

Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture corrects imbalances of energy flow and restore health through stimulation by inserting needles through the skin at specific anatomic points but also along the meridians of the body. It relieves pain and stimulates nerves.Read More...

Shock Wave and Low Level Laser Therapy

Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) are a new, non-invasive therapy which are extremely effective in a variety of pathological situations; Orthopedic, Sports Injuries, Soft Tissue Injuries as well as in Dermatology, Wound Healing and aesthetics like anti-cellulite treatment.Read More...