Physical Therapy Session

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our one and only goal is, getting you back to pain free activities quickly and efficiently. Thanks to our evidence-based treatment approach, our patients start to see their improvement in 3-4 visits. We empower our patients with the knowledge and skills to self-manage, alleviate pain, and restore function. Patients experience the difference in treatment with our various modality stations.

COLD LASER

The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren’t enough to heat your body’s tissue. The level of light is low when compared to other forms of laser therapy, such as those used to destroy tumors and coagulate tissue.

Surgical and aesthetic lasers heat the tissue being treated. True to its name, cold laser therapy does not.

MYOFASCIAL CUPPING

  • Fixed Cupping is used when a tight spot is encountered. The cups are applied directly to the site of pain or dysfunction and left there for 3-5mins. Fixed cupping may leave marks that look like perfectly round bruises but they are normal and should disappear within a couple of days.

  • Myofascial decompression pulls on your skin to loosen up the stagnant, rigid, “knotted” tissues below.

  • Cupping can be effective for the treatment of:

    • Musculoskeletal pain and discomfort

    • Headaches and migraines

    • Sporting injuries

    • Asthma

    • Chronic cough

    • Gastro-intestinal disorders

ULTRASOUND THERAPY

  • Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel.

  • Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in:

    • healing rates

    • tissue relaxation

    • tissue heating

    • local blood flow

    • scar tissue breakdown.

MUSCLE STIMULATION

Electrical stimulation is a type of physical therapy modality used to accomplish various tasks in physical therapy (PT). If you have an injury or illness that causes pain or limited functional mobility, your physical therapist may use electrical stimulation, or E-stim, as one part of your rehabilitation program.

Conditions in which electrical stimulation is used may include:

  • Low back pain

  • Post-surgical pain1

  • For muscle weakness or poor motor control

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

KINESIO TAPING®

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy.

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)

ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

GRASTON TECHNIQUE

Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. The instruments also are used diagnostically to assess the kinetic chain, in an efficient manner using the principles of regional interdependence.

WEBSTER TECHNIQUE

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. This technique helps pregnant women. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated. The technique is used to facilitate birth, especially with difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy stimulates circulation, reduces tension in tight or spasmed muscles and can have other health benefits such improved nervous system functioning, enhanced skin tone, fewer headaches and migraines, better sleep, and reduction of stress. Our massage therapists focus on areas of the body that store stress such as the arms, feet, and even the elbows. There are also several different types of massage that have varied benefits depending on your needs. The important thing to remember is that any type of massage cam help improve your health, repair damaged tissues and reduce your stress.