Manual therapy, an important component of our physical rehabilitation program, is also beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low-back pain, arthritis, fatigue and high blood pressure. Our team of licensed professionals uses a variety of techniques to maximize results and support the healing process.
What is Electro-Muscle Stimulation?
It is a special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of soft tissue injury, especially muscles, for the blocking of pain.
How does Electro-Muscle Stimulation work?
Small amounts of electrical current are induced into the tissues for the purpose of reducing spasm and swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
What does Electro-Muscle Stimulation feel like?
Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first.
Why is Electro-Muscle Stimulation used?
Electro-Muscle Stimulation has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by spasm, swelling and inflammation.
Many painful symptoms can be relieved with the application of Electro-Muscle Stimulation
What is Inter-Segmental Traction?
It is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints, increasing mobility.
How does Inter-segmental Traction work?
The patient lies face up on a bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints.
What does Inter-segmental Traction feel like?
Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort.
Why is Inter-segmental Traction used?
Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Inter-segmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
What is ultrasound?
It is a therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries.
How does Ultrasound work?
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 and other hard tissue accumulations.
What does Ultrasound feel like?
The gel used to conduct the sound waves is at room temperature and may momentarily feel cool to the skin when it is initially applied. Most patients feel nothing, or a pleasant and relaxing sensation below the surface of the skin.
Why is Ultrasound used?
Ultrasound treatment can usually be administered directly to the area of complaint, penetrating deep into the body. The rise in temperature, increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, massages damaged tissues, and speeds the healing process.
What is Superficial Heat?
Hot packs, warm moist towels, heating pads, water bottles and infrared lamps are often used to help raise the temperature of soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin.
How does Superficial Heat work?
Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface, relaxing tissues and can temporarily relieve painful symptoms. Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and other treatments.
When should Superficial Heat be used?
Heat us usually recommended for the relaxation of tissues in spasm and temporary relief of the symptoms associated with chronic pain and muscle tightness.
Why is Superficial Heat used?
Using heat to calm tissues suffering from long term spasm or irritation is an easy way to increase flexibility, range of motion, and promote increased circulation to speed the healing process.
The Impulse is based on an entirely new exercise technology, and is completely different from any other exercise machine on the market. The Impulse combines the results of Weight Training, Cardio, and Pilates equipment plus:
Whether toning up or looking for a competitive edge, the Impulse is right for you.
With Impulse, removal of friction and weight (gravity) has a dramatic affect on motor learning skills. In this new motion training environment balance and proprioceptive senses are brought to a higher level of involvement in performing exercise. Conscious control of ever changing acceleration and deceleration becomes impossible while learning auto reactive motion control becomes natural.
Patients recovering from injury and athletes alike are at risk of injury from lack of coordination and control. By training faster co-contracting and reacting motor units you naturally develop a more stable and safe operating platform. Twenty years of experience has clearly shown a transfer of learned motor skills with the Impulse to functional life experiences and athletics.
The end game is a trained individual with superior joint and core stabilization who is empowered with exceptional coordination and anaerobic endurance. This individual has benefited from rehabilitation of incorrect motion, education of motion conducive to injury prevention, development of superior power output, and exceptional anaerobic endurance.
Whole Body Vibration
Because Whole Body Vibration works at such a fast pace, the muscle groups and stretch reflexes are able to train to their full potential and in a fraction of the time that a normal workout would require.
WBV is a key asset for professional sports teams to increase stamina, and improve flexibility through short WBV workout spurts. Olympic athletes benefit from WBV for the additional muscle strength, and muscle endurance it provides in a short time.
Whole Body Vibration is a great asset for anyone that needs physical rehabilitation. It works efficiently and safely while improving density of bone with just a few minutes of training. The vibration helps to wake the inactive muscles that can be dormant from an injury or illness. Waking up these inactive parts of your body increases the blood flow and therefore creates a path for recovery.