Restorative medicine describes the philosophy followed by John Marzano, DPM, and the team at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine in Yonkers, New York. They believe in using proper diagnostic techniques to accurately identify the root cause of your pain and symptoms. Instead of using therapies that only mask a symptom, they relieve your pain using advanced restorative therapies to repair and heal your injuries. Book an appointment online or call Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine today to learn how restorative medicine can eliminate your symptoms.
Your body has remarkable healing abilities. The biochemical processes that accomplish healing are complex, but they rely on key cells that communicate with other cells, triggering activities that produce new tissues and repair damaged tissues.
For example, platelets (one of the key healing cells) travel through your blood to an injured area and release proteins called growth factors. Growth factors then trigger numerous cellular activities that reduce inflammation, produce new blood vessels, nerves, and tissues, and activate many other healing activities.
Restorative medicine taps into your body’s natural healing processes, such as harvesting healing cells and reinjecting them and advanced technologies that communicate with cells and trigger healing.
These are a few examples of the restorative treatments available at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine:
Several techniques can be used to remove and purify healing cells normally found in the human body. These cells can be concentrated and injected near injured tissues, where they boost your body’s healing ability.
This therapy is especially beneficial if you have a slow-healing wound or a wound that doesn’t have a good blood supply. Without good circulation, your own restorative cells can’t reach the injured area and activate healing.
MLS lasers, commonly called cold lasers, use low-level wavelengths that safely penetrate into tissues and reach deep below the surface. As the light reaches cells, it activates cellular metabolism and triggers activities that:
Laser therapy relieves your pain the best way possible: by healing the tissues.
Shockwave therapy uses sound waves to produce similar results as laser therapy. The sound waves boost levels of growth factors and restorative cells, break down scar tissues, increase blood flow, and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels.
Restorative medicine promotes healing in nearly every type of musculoskeletal condition. Your provider may recommend these treatments for:
The Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine team uses restorative therapies to treat a wide range of foot and ankle problems. To learn if you’re a candidate, call today or book online.