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PHYSIOTHERAPY

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PHYSIOTHERAPY 2016-12-21T22:16:51+00:00

Electrical Stimulation: Electrical Stimulation is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing. Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, a low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain. Most patients find Interferential Electro-Therapy to be extremely beneficial and describe the treatment as a faint “pins and needles” sensation. Interferential Electro-Therapy is most often used for pain relief and to aid in reducing the swelling of soft tissues. Ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms often respond to this treatment, helping to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.

Traction table: Vertebral axial decompression therapy is an alternative, conservative and noninvasive procedure of applying axial traction to the spine. Decompression traction is used in the treatment of several conditions including low back or neck pain associated with: disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and sciatica.

Ultrasound: Not to be confused with diagnostic ultrasound that allows doctors to see images, Therapeutic Ultrasound is a method of stimulating tissue beneath the skin’s surface using high frequency sound waves. The sound waves, which cannot be heard by humans, are of very high frequency typically between 800KHz to 2GHz. Small molecules in the cells of the body are forced to move by the high frequency and creates a massaging/heating effect on the injured tissues being worked on.