Therapeutic Modalities and Treatment Techniques
Decompression Table -
Uses distraction forces to relieve pain associated with herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica. It achieves these effects through decompression of the intervertebral discs.
Uses acoustic energy to produce deep heating and mechanical stimulation which helps relieve pain and promote healing.
Mechanical Unloading System -
A device that allows the patient to exercise with less than full body weight as resistance, which in many cases reduces pain and allows re-establishment of normal movement patterns and an increase in active range of motion.
Moist Heat and Cryotherapy -
The use of heat or cost to temporarily reduce inflammation and pain.
Electrical Stimulation -
The use of electricity to relieve pain, promote relaxation of the involved muscles, and restore normal motion to the area of pain.
Infrared Light -
The use of light as a topical heating agent to provide temporary increase in blood circulation, temporary relief of muscle and joint aches, pains, and stiffness, relaxation of muscles, muscle spasms, and minor pain and stiffness association with arthritis.
Joint Mobilization -
A skilled passive movement to a joint and or related soft tissue structure to restore motion and reduce pain.
Soft Tissue Mobilization -
A specifically directed manual therapy technique to facilitate normalization of soft tissue dysfunctions.
Therapeutic Exercise -
Specific exercises performed based on the individual needs of the patient to promote healing and restoration of normal motion and function.