Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Services Include:

Cervical Traction

Cervical traction  is a therapy that is used for treatment of neck pain and radiculopathy.  This is a gentle, pain free mechanism to reduce pressure on the cervical spine, discs and nerves.   In traction, tension is placed on the head to pull it up and away from the neck, stretching the muscles and ligaments around the vertebrae of the spine and expanding the space between the vertebrae. The goal is to provide the opportunity for muscles to relax and pinched nerves to be released. Common conditions it is used for are herniated cervical discs, radiculopathy (pain/numbness or other symptoms down arm), any condition in which mobilization and stretching of soft tissue are desired, induce natural cervical curves, and any condition in which opening the neural foramen or widening the disc space is desired.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio tape has gained worldwide recognition in the sports and is commonly seen being used by Olympic athletes. The tape is used in therapy to relax overused muscles and in rehabilitation to facilitate underused muscles, to reduce pain and swelling in damaged tissues. It gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the muscles and tissues beneath the skin’s surface using very high frequency sound waves to reduce pain, decrease swelling and inflammation. It is an effective way of enhancing the healing process of tissues because it increases blood circulation to the treated area. It is used on musculoskeletal injuries on the back, upper and lower extremities.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Commonly referred as “E-Stim”, this effective therapy uses pulses of energy to reduce pain, relax muscle spasms, and increase range of motion and local blood circulation. Many people describe the sensation as a gentle tingling that develops into a massage-like sensation as the frequency is increased. Patients should always feel relaxed and comfortable as it is intended to help, not hurt.

Heat/Ice

These  therapies  help reduce pain and relax muscles cause by acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and overuse injuries.

Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Exercise

These exercises may include strength training, which is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles. When properly performed, therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being including increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness, improved joint function, reduced potential for injury, improved cardiac function and elevated good cholesterol. These exercises can be adapted to treat athletes to seasoned adults who want to maintain daily functionality.