Physiotherapy, also known as Physical Therapy, is a treatment that aims to develop, maintain and restore maximum functional ability of your body.
We offer a wide range of Physiotherapy techniques to aid in the healing of you injuries and the reduction of your pain.
Ultrasound: Ultrasound has been approved by the FDA for a wide variety of therapeutic uses, including fracture healing, thrombus dissolution, and the treatment of plantar fasciitis and epicondylitis. In most ultrasound therapies, a high frequency sound hand-held device is moved in a circular motion over the injured area. The sound waves emitted have the power to heat tendons, muscles, break apart scar tissue and ease your muscle/joint pain fastening the healing process.
Electric Muscle Stimulation: Electrical stimulation, or E-stim, is the general term for several modalities that involve electrodes attached to a patient’s skin. We use electricity to relax muscle spasm, cramps and trigger points. EMS can also be used for reduction of pain, swelling, poor circulation and overall muscle stiffness along with also being used for cases involving neurological disorders. In fact, E-stim has proved effective in facilitating functional facial movements in patients with Bell’s palsy.
Phonophoresis: Phonophoresis is the specific application of ultrasound to enhance the delivery of topical drugs. This technique has proved effective in enhancing the absorption of dexamethasone, a glucocorticoid used for anti-inflammatory purposes. In this and other applications of phonophoresis, the drug of choice is combined with a gel rubbed into the affected area, and ultrasound waves dilate nearby blood vessels, enhancing uptake into the bloodstream.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation: Commonly referred to as TENS, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a type of E-stim used to manage acute and chronic pain. While researchers haven’t concluded its exact mechanisms of action, it is thought that various frequencies activate various pain receptors, sending non-painful stimuli through injured tissues and into the nervous system.
Moist Heat: Moist heat is a heat therapy. We use heat packs and apply them to the injured areas. Studies suggest that moist heat penetrates deeper and faster into injured tissues than dry heat and facilitates more significant functional improvements.
Cold: Unlike heat, cold or ice therapy is used to reduce blood flow and inflammation during the acute phase of healing. It can also reduce or temporarily prevent swelling in an injured joint or muscle following exercise, making it a useful post-exercise modality. In many cases, PTs will first apply heat to help patients “warm up” and gain mobility for therapeutic exercise, and apply ice to reduce the inflammatory response afterwards.
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