Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body’s healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.
Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.
Diathermy is a theraputic treatment most commonly prescribed for joint conditions such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
In diathermy a high frequency electric current is delivered via microwave, shortwave or ultrasound to generate deep heat
in body tissues.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Electrical Stimulation Therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrica stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries.
Traction is an effective chiropractic therapy that induces passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Traction helps to gently and effecectively reestablish normal range of motion to your spine by decompression.
Therapeutic Exercises refers to a range of physical activities that helps to restore or build physical strength, endurance, flexability, balance and stability. The goal of therapeutic exercises is to return the person to an injured person to a pain free and fully functioning state.
Vibration therapy is a form of therapy that uses whole body vibration plate to enhance physical health and well being. It increases blood flow, relaxtion of muscle spasms and increases core strength.
Kneading, manipulation or soft tissue scraping are all forms of manual therapy that we utilize in order to relieve soft tissue pain. It promotes relaxation of muscle spasms and muscle knots called trigger points.
Vasopneumatic device therapy uses air to apply pressuse and cold to a swollen painfull joint, it reduces pain and inflamation.