To further complement and enhance the healing effects of our chiropractic, massage therapy, and acupuncture services, we also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
Many patients typically have a deficiency that needs to be addressed. For example, patients with carpal tunnel syndrome may have weakness of specific hand muscles that require targeted exercises. Or knee conditions such as chondromalacia may be due in part to muscle imbalance around the knee joint. The use of physical therapy can teach exercises that specifically target these muscles to improve function and decrease problems.
Ultrasound is a therapy that uses sound waves to increase absorption of heat to a deeper penetration level. This therapy provides pain relief due to its superior depth of penetration. Ultrasound can be used for treatment of arthritis, adhesive scars, tendonitis and heel spurs.
Interferential Electro-Therapy is a therapeutic to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing. This therapy works by inducing tiny amounts of electrical impulses into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain. This modality is most often used for ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms to help reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.
Neuromuscular Reeducation is a therapy that works by improving circulation to tissues, releasing trigger points, and freeing soft tissue that may be causing nerve entrapment. It lessens the muscular tension and restriction that causes pain, and lengthens and strengthens connective tissue (fascia).
The purpose of traction is to regain normal length and alignment of involved bone, to reduce and immobilize a fractured bone, to lessen or eliminate muscle spasms, to relieve pressure on nerves, especially spinal, or to prevent or reduce skeletal deformities or muscle contractures.