Therapeutic Modalities

ultrasoundUltrasound

Ultrasound is a therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries. Sound vibrations, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response. These vibrations and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium, scar tissue and other hard tissue accumulations. The deep penetrating therapy also increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, massages damaged tissues, and speeds the healing process. Ultrasound can often help shoulder and elbow tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee sprains, back spasms and sports-related injuries.

Hydrotherapy

Dry Hydrotherapy is a relaxing and therapeutic treatment on our warm water filled massage bed. Inside the water mattress are three rotating jets that vary in speed based on your comfort. This therapy combines the benefits of massage and heat and is especially effective in increasing circulation, relaxing muscle spasms and relieving pain.

Electrical Stimulation

modalitiesThis is a specific form of electrical current applied at the site of soft tissue injury. Small amounts of electrical currents are introduced to the surface of the body, and these currents reduce the swelling in the tissue, reduce pain sensations, promote muscle tone, balance spinal musculature, and increase the healing process. These currents are also helpful in the release of endorphins within the body which are your body's natural pain relievers.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is the application of ice, ice massage, or compressions to reduce the temperature of tissue, thus reducing inflammation by decreasing the blood flow to the area of application, numbing the painful area, and stopping further swelling. Ice is most often used at the onset of an acute injury or an exacerbation of a chronic injury.

Moist Heat Therapy

Superficial heat is the application of heat to the body by way of direct contact. This heat increases the temperature of the tissue being treated. It helps to increase the circulation, reduces joint stiffness, relaxes tissues such as muscles in spasm and connective tissue, and relieves pain temporarily. Heat is usually used for chronic pain conditions and/or muscle spasms. 

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