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Dornier Shock Treatment

Posted by Heather on 1/27/99 at 00:00 (003969)

Hi fellow PF sufferers. Just got back from seeing my foot chap here in Toronto and he has booked me to start Dornier Shock Treatment. Apparently it is the same as what is done on the Ossatron, however, instead of one big shockwave it is done in five weekly half-hour sessions. It is done in Toronto at the Sports Medicine Specialists, and the cost is not $1500 as is the Ossatron, but $250 for all five treatments. I start Friday, and I will keep you all posted as to the outcome.

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Scott on 1/27/99 at 00:00 (003972)

Can you give me a telephone #? I need it for the main page.

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John G on 1/27/99 at 00:00 (003975)

Heather, The device you are describing is similar tho the OssaTron's little brother, the Reflectron. You are right in that instead of one 20 minute treatment as on the Ossatron you will need at least 5 half hour sessions. If you live in the greater Toronto area and have alot of time to spare, it might be an option for you. You may want to ask what the success rate is. Good Luck.

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Heather on 1/27/99 at 00:00 (003976)

Hi Scott, the telephone # for the Sports Medicine Specialists in Toronto is (416) 481-1601. Wish me luck.

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John G on 1/27/99 at 00:00 (003978)

Heather, If you get a chance to look at this week's Medical Post, the front page feature story is about the Ossatron and the MDs at the Institute of Sports Medicine in Toronto. The Post has over 40,000 MD subscribers across Canada (US?), as well as alot of other health care professionals.I think that the Post story may be of interest to many PF patients.

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cheryl on 1/27/99 at 00:00 (003993)

Dear heather, My scottish bones always groan when something comes along that seems to good to be true. I do know that Dr Galea actually performs the treatment on the ossatron and turns you away if you will not benifit from it. please let me know if a doctor actually operates the dornier machine or is it run by a technician.

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Heather on 1/28/99 at 00:00 (004014)

Dear Cheryl, I know what you mean about it sounding too good to be true. I am definitely feeling a bit uncertain about this, however, at this point I am willing to try anything. There is no way I would be able to come up with $1500 for the Ossatron (finding $250 is hard enough), so the Dornier is a the only option for me. I will let you know who does the procedure - I go on Friday morning for the first one. Hopefully MY scottish bones will soon be feeling better! Cheers!

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JIMMY on 1/28/99 at 00:00 (004031)

Im just new to PF and it really sucks for lack of a better term. I would greatly appreciate it if you would let me know how you do with it. I wish you all the best of luck and good health. Thank you

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Becky on 1/28/99 at 00:00 (004047)

Jimmy, I just had the ossatron here in America Jan 5. I send out an update of how I am doing every few days to once a week. Send me your e-mail and I will include you in the mail. I tell you of the pain, what the doctors say etc. I am at the end of week 4 and haven't noticed a huge difference yet. Blessings, Becky in Chattanooga