Dealing with aches and pains?
We won’t actually waste your valuable session time with modalities such as E-stim and heat packs, but if you’re interested we will be happy to teach you how to use these types of modalities on your own. We will also teach proper icing or heating techniques & positioning, etc.
Kinesio taping helps to provide a immediate feedback mechanism and proprioceptive responses to help target the affected part of your body. The contact of the tape helps your mind & coordination correct faulty interactions between the skin and the muscles, joints, and tendons below.
May increase cellular activity and increase circulation. It can help with superficial tendons, ligaments, muscles, and scar tissue, but is typically inferior to active treatments.
Electrical stimulation generally provides temporary relief through a process known as gate-theory of pain. It basically is the same thing as rubbing your shin after you accidentally kick your coffee table.
Home electrical stimulation unit designed to provide pain relief. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is basically a portable e-stim device.
This is a device you can purchase for about $30 and sit or walk around with as much as you’d like.
Traction is a form of decompression therapy. It relieves pressure on the spine or other joints and alleviates pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It can also treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves.
Gravity assisted Traction: The specialized treatment technique utilizing body positioning and gravity to facilitate the release of tension and decompression of the spinal vertebrae and muscles. We have a yoga wall!
Manual Traction: With manual traction, our physical therapists use their hands to facilitate release of unwanted tension in the spinal vertebrae and muscles.
Moist Heat Packs
Decreases pain, promotes muscular relaxation, increases circulation, and can be used for pre-exercise warm up. Hot compresses ease pain by blocking the “signals” that come from the nerves in your lower back toward your brain. Heat also increases circulation.
Ice Packs/Ice Massage
Decreases pain and decreases inflammation. Helps to circulate or bring “new blood flow” to the affected area as tissues re-warm. This extra blood flow helps facilitate the healing properties found in your bloodstream. Cold compresses and packs come to the rescue with their ability to halt spasms, numb pain, and reduce swelling in the affected areas.