Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) //
A non-invasive form of therapy used for stimulation of muscle contraction using electrical impulses. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin, and EMS machines. This therapy is successfully used in rehabilitative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
Therapeutic ultrasound is used primarily for two different effects: the deep heating treatment and non-thermal uses.
Deep Heating Effects: Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain.
Non-Thermal Effects (Cavitation): Ultrasound introduces energy into the body. This energy causes microscopic gas bubbles around your tissues to expand and contract rapidly, a process called cavitation. It is theorized that the expansion and contraction of these bubbles help speed cellular processes and improves healing of injured tissue.
Rehabilitative Exercises and Stretches //
By teaching you how to strengthen specific muscle groups and how to relax others, we help patients to retrain their body to reach a more efficient and pain-free state during activity and rest. It is essential when treating chronic pain or new injuries that the patients are taught the best possible ergonomics and posture.
Tool Assisted Soft Tissue Release //
"Gua sha" is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. One of the original forms of physical therapy, gua sha is widely used to treat joint and muscle pain.
We Treat More Than Just Back Pain //
Chiropractic and massage can help with pain in all parts of the body:
• TMJ pain
• Rotator Cuff Injuries
• Elbow-wrist Injuries and pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Knee/ Injuries and pain
It is always a good idea to ask the doctor or massage therapists about any pains you are having, no matter the location!