Physical Therapy

Custom Rehab Programs

Treatment designed to get people out of pain for good. We are not just roller tables and hot packs. We can design a custom rehab program to correct faulty movement patterns and increase stability. A strong, flexible, properly functioning body is the best way to prevent re-injury.

 

Physiotherapy Modalities

Physiotherapy (also called E-Stim, Ultrasound, Cold Laser) is used to promote healing and for relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention of disuse atrophy (muscle wasting), increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education, maintaining and increasing range of motion, management of chronic pain, and post-traumatic acute pain and wound healing.

 

 

Intersegmental Traction

Uses rollers to induces passive motion in the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.

  

Therapeutic Muscle lengthening Techniques

 These are a sub-set of specific muscle lengthening (or muscle stretching) techniques, designed to relax the short and overly contracted bands of muscle usually present after an injury that involved trauma, repetitive use or sustained load due to poor posture. This includes Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Contract Relax Antagonist Contract (CRAC), and Pin-and-Stretch.

 

Trigger Point Therapy

This is a type of soft tissue therapy that uses direct pressure to affect trigger points. Trigger points are tight and tender nodules found in muscle that cause local pain, and refer pain to other areas of the body. By reducing or eliminating the trigger point, both the local and referred pain can be reduced and even eliminated.

 

Steam Heat and Cryotherapy

Steam Heat is used to relax stiff, hypertonic muscles, and improve range of motion. Cryotherapy is used to reduce pain and swelling.