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.