Injury Treatment and Prevention:
Along with chiropractic care physical therapy can help increase long-term success in treatment and prevention of both chronic and acute injuries.
Ultrasound is high frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries. Sound vibrations, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response. These vibrations and heat help break down adhesions and scar tissue. Ultrasound also helps to disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissue accumulations. It stimulates healing without irritation.
Kinesio Taping has emerged as the rehabilitative taping method within the US and international medical communities. It is a very effective and precise way of supporting and training musculoskeletal injuries. The elastic, latex-free tape is long-lasting (stays on 3-5 days) yet easy to remove, and is suitable for patients of every age or condition. KT is extremely versatile in its ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, promote lymphatic flow, reduce pain, enhance performance, prevent injury, and promote injury resolution.
Electrical stimulation is an electrical current used to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. Placing electrodes on the skin in specific locations can recruit appropriate muscle fibers causing a muscle to contract. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The treating provider can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.