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We understand that, for many active adults, it can be difficult to sit on the sidelines and may be even more frustrating when an injury prevents you from participating.
You need to heal properly, but you also want to expedite the process. Physical Therapy modalities are often your best option for recovery or repair that will allow you to go back to playing sports.
Our staff stays current with the best sports medicine practices to better help you heal. We’ll identify the problem and then devise and implement a plan to overcome the injury and pain. Managing pain does not necessarily mean prescribing pills. We compliment the chiropractic adjustment with physical therapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, and massage therapy to manage the pain and relax your muscles. The following is a list of the therapeutic modalities we offer.
Myofascial Release is a soft tissue technique used to treat problems of muscles, tendons and ligaments and can be used on patients ranging from the elderly to rigorous athletes. Joint trauma due to over use, sports injuries and work-related injuries can lead to the production of scar tissue around the injured area. This can cause weakness and tightness in muscles, tendonitis and entrapment of nerves, leading to numbness, tingling, and radiating pain. Myofascial Release releases such adhesions and restores the smooth movement of joints and muscles. By releasing entrapped nerves, blood circulation is restored.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. It is used for stimulating a muscle by passing a current of electricity through the skin. Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) is used to treat muscle injuries and muscle atrophy when a limb has been immobilized.
The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin.
Ultrasound therapy is used to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. Ultrasound therapy is used as a treatment to generate heat within a specific body part. It does this by using sound waves to generate heat within a specific body part by creating small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle as well as producing heat in the targeted area. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body’s healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.
The VibraCussor is a vibration instrument that differs from usual massagers in that it uses a piston-like up-and-down movement rather than a back-and-forth movement. It creates comfortable waves of compression that travel through the tissues to the affected muscles and fascia, allowing the instrument to release fascial adhesions, relax tense muscles and increase circulation and lymph flow. It is possible for the chiropractor to vary the frequency of the percussion in order to target specific tissues and tissue depths.
Exercise prescription is the referral of patients to exercise. A detailed exercise program designed specifically for you can improve your fitness quickly while keeping you safe and injury-free.
An exercise prescription generally includes the following specific recommendations:
Type of exercise or activity (ie, walking, swimming, cycling)
Specific workloads (ie, watts, walking speed).
Duration and frequency of the activity or exercise session.
Precautions regarding certain orthopedic (or other) concerns.
The prescription is a detailed plan that takes into consideration your current health status and your goals. It’s also helpful to make the program safe, enjoyable and effective.