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Physical Therapy

Improving mobility, strength, stability, endurance, & performance.

Our office utilizes several therapies to supplement the chiropractic treatment that we do. This may include one or more of the following:

Electrical Muscle Stimulation
This type of therapy is utilized to relax muscle spasms. For this therapy you will either lie face down or sit up. We will place some pads over the affected muscles and a mild electric current will be run through wires and disperse over the surface area of the pads. The current stimulates the spastic muscles to contract thereby using excess energy stored in the muscle allowing them to relax.
Inter-Segmental Traction
With this therapy you will lie on your back on the table. There is a roller inside the table that pushes up against the spine and traverses up and down your spine while rolling to create movement in your joints. This will break up any adhesions and scar tissue present in the joint and aid in increasing your range of motion.
Stretches
Our bodies are designed to move. When there is pain in the back, neck, shoulders, or joints, it’s likely due to trauma that is decreasing our body’s natural movement. While it might feel like staying in bed and recuperating is the best solution to address the pain, stretching can be the easiest way to reduce pain and prevent future injuries.
Orthotics
Devices worn inside your shoes to correct biomechanical foot issues such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis. Orthotics might even help you avoid surgery to fix flat feet.
Rapid Release (Vibration)
This therapy utilizes a hand held device designed to vibrate at a specific frequency. This is the same frequency in which scar tissue starts to break up. There is a fine connective tissue which lines muscle called fascia. If this lining develops adhesions or scar tissue it will greatly affect the functioning of the muscle. This is the best therapy to break up those adhesions, bring blood flow into the muscle, and improve function.
Ultrasound
Ultrasonic sound waves will stimulate the healing cells of your tissue to aid in the healing process. One of our staff will apply gel to the affected area and then use an applicator wand in circular movements around the area. This will last eight to ten minutes. You probably won’t feel anything although sometimes people do notice a warming effect in the area. This does have a cumulative effect, so the more we do it, the better the healing.
Exercises
Exercise therapy can include anything from stretching on mats, balancing exercise ball therapy, low-resistance strengthening exercises with bands, and more. We work with our patients to establish where they are experiencing pain, then design an exercise regimen to help strengthen the muscles around these areas and relieve pain. The goal is to build muscle so that the range of motion of joints is improved as well as flexibility.
Brain Therapy (Brain Tap)
BrainTap is an advanced therapy device which uses light and sound frequencies to retrain the brain to achieve a deeper state of relaxation and functioning. This is especially important for a nervous system under a great deal of stress. Each session ranges from 12-20 minutes which will leave you with a deep state of relaxation and mental clarity. For more information, visit www.braintap.com.