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We have the following treatment options which may be incorporated to your manual therapy treatment session

Shockwave Therapy (RSW Therapy)

How it works/what it does:

Shockwave uses acoustic pressure waves that stimulates the body’s healing process by increasing blood flow and stimulating metabolism in the area of injury or pain to help regenerate damaged tissues or break down calcification around tendons.

Conditions commonly used for:

Plantar Fasciitis, calcific tendonitis of the shoulder, achilles tendinopathy and trigger points


Laser Therapy

How it works/what it does: 

Biostimulation from low level light to:

  • stimulate fibroblasts in connective tissue
  • accelerate connective tissue repair
  • act as an anti-inflammatory agent

Conditions commonly used for:

  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Ligament Strain
  • Bursitis
  • OA

Ultrasound

How it works/what it does:

the ultrasound machine will send out soundwave through the applicator and gel to reduce pain and inflammation, increase blood flow, increase metabolic rate of tissue, stimulate healing process, hence, accelerate tissue healing. 

Conditions commonly used for:

  •  Pain relief
  • Tendinosis
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Acute soft tissue injury
  • Swelling

Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS)

How it works/what it does:

Uses electrical stimulation of nerves to stimulate the body’s pain gate mechanism thereby providing a certain degree of pain relief.

Conditions commonly used for:

Effective for relieving acute pain associated with sprains and strains, tendinitis, bursitis, as well as neck and back pain. Also beneficial for relieving pain associated with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Helpful for minimizing symptoms associated with chronic pain.

Interferential Current (IFC)

How it works/what it does:

Is a high frequency pulsed current compared to TENS, providing a stronger and deeper penetration of tissues.  It can help with pain relief by “overstimulating” the nerve supply, thus having the nerve relax and decrease the pain response to the brain. IFC can also be used for swelling. In this form the current is set on a lower frequency and vibrates thru the swelling, breaking up the bonds.  It is similar to “taking jello and shaking it back into its water state”

Conditions commonly used for:

A few conditions it may help are: acute swelling from ankle sprains, knee sprain or dislocation, or any acute injury. It can also be used for chronic pain relief from LBP, rotator cuff symptoms, postural muscle pain, muscle stimulation and to increase blood flow

Traction Table

How it works/what it does:

It is sometimes referred to as “decompression “.  It is a mechanical force that elongates the spine.  It is essentially “pulling you apart “.  This allows more space between your vertebrae for disc positioning and can decrease pressure on a nerve. 

Conditions commonly used for:

Disc compression, DDD, spinal stenosis, chronic stiffness, hypomobility, and “slipped disc” problems

Cupping

Cupping involves the use of a container or vessel that is suctioned onto the skin. The suction is achieved by creating a vacuum via manual air pump or traditionally by fire (fire cupping).

Uses/Benefits:

    • Improves/speeds up recovery from muscle soreness
    • Mobilizes scar tissue
    • Loosens tight muscles and improves range of motion
    • Decreases pain
    • Improves local circulation

Cautions to cupping:

    • Due to the suction of the cups onto the skin, you may find local bruising where the cups are placed.  These bruises will typically resolve within one to two weeks depending and are harmless.
    • If you are on blood thinners or have any conditions that cause you to bruise easily, please consult your practitioner first.

Acupuncture

How it works/what it does:

The fine acupuncture needles stimulate our body’s healing defense system, this causes the body to greatly increase circulation and increase hormone production to provide the body with the cellular components needed to heal the injured body part.

 

Conditions commonly used for:

Pain relief, reducing swelling and improving healing time. Effective for any musculoskeletal condition, chronic and acute conditions, nerve regeneration and post surgery. For example; repetitive strain injuries, sprains, TMJ syndrome, rotator cuff syndrome, Arthritis, Neurological disorders. Radiculopathies and neuropathies, back injuries and side effects of cancer treatments.

Contact us today for no obligation meet and greet with one of our therapists to answer your questions today!

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