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Physical medicine modalities & therapeutic procedures:


Physical medicine modalities & therapeutic procedures are forms of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects and alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction.  The primary objective of physical medicine modalities & therapeutic procedures is to promote optimum health and function.  As an adjunct to chiropractic adjustments, various Physical medicine modalities & therapeutic procedures are used to enhance the healing process.  Electro-therapies, intersegmental traction, heat, ice, ultrasound, and lumbar traction are among the therapies used in our office.  These rehab treatment methods assist with restoring and increasing joint range of motion, decreasing pain, reducing muscle spasm and joint inflammation, increasing muscle strength, and improving coordination.  In addition, we provide our patients with rehabilitation exercises, Kinesio-taping (sports taping), advice on posture and activities of daily living, and nutritional counseling.

We have recently incorporated a new technique called the Graston Technique to the services we offer our patients.  This procedure allows us to detect and treat areas of scar tissue or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can lead to pain and dysfunction.  The technique involves using a stainless steel instrument that glides along the muscles, tendons or ligaments.  When knots or bands of scar tissue are detected, a restriction or granular feeling is sensed.  The instrument is then used to "break up" these adhesions, promoting realignment of the fibers so they behave more like normal, healthy tissue.  When the Graston Technique is accompanied with proper stretching and strengthening exercises, it provides a great aid to the chiropractic adjustment and allows for a speedier recovery.

 



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