Physiotherapies

Physical therapy or physiotherapy (sometimes abbreviated to PT) is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through the methods of Neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercises, and other musculoskeletal modalities.

 

 

Physiotherapies We Offer follow strict guidelines and are on a specific and individual patient basis.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

 

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief, most commonly of the back.

 

Using a small, battery-powered machine your chiropractor connects two electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) from the machine to your skin. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers.

 

When the current is delivered, some people experience less pain. This may be because the electricity from the electrodes stimulates the nerves in an affected area and sends signals to the brain that block or "scramble" normal pain signals. Another theory is that the electrical stimulation of the nerves may help the body to produce natural painkillers called endorphins, which may block the perception of pain.

Myofascial Release Technique

 

Myofascial release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

 

The use of Myofascial release requires an understanding of the muscle and fascial systems. The Fascial system is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web and is made up of connective tissue, which provides support, stability and shape to the musculature of the body.

 

the most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one structure that exists from head to foot without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part through the fasica.

Hydrocollator

 

The device consists of a thermostatically controlled water bath for placing bentonite-filled cloth heating pads. When the pads are removed from the bath, they are placed in covers and placed on the patient.

 

This method applies hot, moist heat directly to the injury creating a deep penetrating therapy to provide relief from pain stimulus. Its aim is to increase blow flow to an area, which triggers a healing response in the body with the increase of new nutrients to a site of injury.

Shortwave Diathermy

 

Shortwave (SW) diathermy can be used to improve vascular circulation and reduce inflammation and pain. It is commonly used for muscle relaxation. It is also a method of heating tissue electromagnetically or ultrasonically for therapeutic purposes in medicine.

 

Diathermy is used to deliver moderate heat directly to pathologic lesions in the deeper tissues of the body. Diathermy, whether achieved using short-wave radio frequency (range 1–100 MHz) or microwave energy (range 434–915 MHz), exerts physical effects and elicits a spectrum of physiological responses.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

 

Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin's surface using very high frequency sound waves, between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz, which cannot be heard by humans.

 

Ultrasound is applied using a transducer or applicator that is in direct contact with the patient's skin. Gel is used on all surfaces to reduce friction and assist transmission of the ultrasonic waves.

 

Conditions which ultrasound may be used for treatment include the follow examples: Ligament Sprains, Muscle Strains, Tendonitis, Joint Inflammation, Plantar fasciitis, Facet Irritation, Impingement syndrome, Bursitis, and Scar Tissue Adhesion.