Spinal and Non-Spinal manipulative technique promotes movement of a restricted joint, just beyond its passive range of motion and back into normal alignment. The goal of manipulation is to restore maximal, pain free movement of the musculoskeletal system.
When performing Electric Stimulation Therapy pads are placed on an injured muscle or joint and send electric impulses into the region, to help reduce pain, improve circulation and increase healing.
Ultrasound therapy is the use of sound waves to treat musculoskeletal injuries, especially inflammation. The treatment head of the ultrasound machine is moved over the surface of the skin in the area of the injury, transmitting energy into the tissues. Due to mechanical vibration, thermal energy is created within the tissues but the patient may only feel a mild warming sensation over the area being treated.
Applying moist heat over an injured joint(s) or muscle(s) helps to promote circulation and relax musculature and thereby improve healing.
Applying cold over an injured joint(s) or muscle(s) helps to decrease swelling and reduce pain.
Myofascial Release Therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. Myofascial Release Therapy includes gentle application of pressure or sustained stretch to the affected area. It helps to provide pain relief, improve range of motion and relax tight musculature.
Muscle and soft tissue stretching focuses on relaxing and releasing taut muscle and soft tissue. This technique involves application of a manual stretch to individual muscles or groups of muscles including the surrounding soft tissues. This technique helps to balance musculature, improve range of motion and prevent muscle injuries.
Specific Rehabilitation Exercises are prescribed to strengthen and stabilize injured muscles and joints. Rehab exercises promote increased movement, pre-injury function and help to prevent recurrence of injury.