Dealing with aches and pains? Our wide range of Therapeutic Modalities can help you!
Say Goodbye to Aches and Pains with Our Modalities
As a specialized physical treatment method that uses mechanical energy to encourage the healing process, therapeutic modalities can help you recover, regardless of the pain or distress, you’re under. These treatments may be used for pain management or relief, injury treatment, and everyday activity improvement.
Kinesio taping helps to reset the circuitry in the affected part of your body by correcting any faulty interactions between the skin and the muscles, joints, and tendons below. This results in increased muscle strength and activity.
Kinesio taping also works by blocking any pain receptors that are sent to your brain. If these painful messages are not received, the muscles in the affected area will loosen and the likelihood of spasms will decrease significantly.
Decreases pain, increases tissue elasticity, degrades scar, increases cellular activity and increases circulation. It is widely used in treating soft tissue and sports injuries. It can help with deep or superficial areas of joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and scar tissue.
Ultrasound treatments help to increase blood flow, relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, and promote the healing of tissues. Because of this, ultrasound therapy can successfully treat and reduce the painful symptoms of multiple conditions.
Electrical stimulation is a safe and efficient treatment choice for pain relief and rehabilitation. While it might seem daunting at first, it is a very successful method of pain relief that many practicing physical therapists use every day!
This modality can produce an intrinsic and fully natural analgesic effect by stimulating specific sensory nerve fibers (such as A-beta, A-delta, and C fibers), which decrease pain sensitivity and release neurotransmitters that prolong the pain-relieving effects.
Home electrical stimulation unit designed to be worn throughout the day and to provide pain relief only. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) contains a variety of different modes to stimulate the nerves in different ways.
These modes all consist of different currents, and the current you are prescribed will be dependent upon the nature of your condition and the severity of it.
Phonophoresis is a therapeutic modality that our New York physical therapists use to relieve inflammation in affected muscles, tendons, ligaments, or arthritic joints.
With this treatment, high-frequency sound waves are employed through ultrasound technology, as a way to administer medication or another healing chemical to the injured body part through the skin.
Traction is a form of decompression therapy that we are happy to offer at our New York physical therapy practice. It relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It can also treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.
Traction is performed by skilled physical therapists and/or the use of mechanical units. There are two types of traction we utilize at Central Park Physical Therapy
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.
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. There are many benefits to heated compresses. Hot compresses ease pain by blocking the “signals” that come from the nerves in your lower back toward your brain. Heat also increases circulation.
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. Some people prefer one temperature over the other.
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. Some people prefer one temperature over the other.
It’s a good idea to ask your physical therapist about what kind of compress would be the best option for your at-home treatment. Both heating pads and ice packs are inexpensive and accessible options.
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Our modalities are applied in a safe, ethical, and patient-centered manner with the goal of maximizing positive outcomes and minimizing the risk of injury. Ask us more about which modality you are interested in and we can discuss how to best implement them into your Physical Therapy program.