“Best Weight” Management
Maintaining a healthy body weight can protect you from a variety of illnesses. By assessing your body’s healthy weight and maintaining it as much as possible, you will be empowered to make positive changes that will help you have a healthier and happier life.
“Best Weight” is an evidence-based approach that is medically supervised. This different concept uses behavioural change to help you achieve success and realize the benefits to be had from reaching a healthy weight, helping you get to your “Best Weight”
Reaching and maintaining your best weight can be beneficial to you in the long term. Once patients learn about all the benefits to be had from reaching a healthy weight, together we can work toward developing a plan to avoid the health risks of being overweight.
If you are concerned about the effects that excess weight could have on your health and want to start on the road to positive change, have your family physician refer you to our physician team . Patients are assessed and placed on a program that includes one-on-one consultation with a physician and a weight management consultant. The team of your physician and dietician (weight management consultant) work together to structure a program that is personal to you and your lifestyle. Each patient is different and the “Best Weight” program is designed to respect those differences.
The team work with you so that you can make positive changes to achieve and maintain your Best Weight. Call 780-400-3322 for more information.
Sclerotherapy is a recognized treatment for unwanted blood vessels on the legs. A sclerosing solution is injected with a very fine needle into the unwanted blood vessels. Larger vessels are treated with an injectable agent. The irritating solution causes the lining of the vein to become inflamed and the walls to adhere to each other thereby preventing blood from flowing into the vein. Over a period of weeks, the vessel normally closes off permanently preventing further influx of blood into the vein. Call 780–467-4140 for more information.
Don’t want to show your worry lines or wrinkles? Neuromodulators can be used to reduce and smooth the number of fine lines and wrinkles one has. Call 780–467-4140 for more information. (Botox® & Dysport®)
Injectable fillers can be used for the facial rejuvenation. These types of fillers are a good choice for cheek bone enhancement, lip augmentation and wrinkle reduction by giving volume to your skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. They can also be used to enhance and define lips, cheeks, chin, and jaw line. Results are immediately noticeable and natural looking. Call 780–467-4140 for more information.
Botox® for Migraines
If you have been diagnosed with migraine and get migraine headaches often, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to prevent them.
Botox, was approved in 2010 for adults who get chronic migraines. That means you have both:
- A history of migraine headaches
- Headaches (including tension-type) on most days (15 or more) of the month of which 8 are migraine
You may be eligible to consider this as one of your options for treatment. Ask your doctor if this treatment is right for you.
Botox® for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis becomes more noticeable after puberty. Stressful situations may aggravate the sweating and many times, it takes almost nothing for the sweating to start. Most over the counter antiperspirants do not control hyperhidrosis.
Sweat Inhibiting or Neuromodulator injections such as Botox ® usually reduce hyperhidrosis for an average of 6 months after 1 or 2 treatments.
You may be eligible to consider this as one of your options for treatment. Ask your doctor about this service.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Dr Scott Russell DPM and Synergy Medical Clinic are pleased to announce the addition of another service for patients requiring foot care. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is a new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions. Visit www.synermedicalplus.ca for more information.
In Canada, it is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime.
There are vaccines that are available help prevent shingles in individuals 50 years of age or older. Talk to your physician about getting the shingles vaccine and the option that is best for you.