Ultrasound is a therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries.
The effect of ultrasound via an increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling, pain, and chronic inflammation. The intensity or power density of the ultrasound can be adjusted depending on the desired effect.
Interferential therapy is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing.
It works by tiny amounts of electrical impulses 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.
Trigger Point Therapy
A Trigger Point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness causing tenderness which interferes with normal muscle function. This restricts normal range of motion, weakens the muscle, and may refer pain to other parts of the body.
Trigger Point Therapy works by using the hands; the skin is gently pressed to locate underlying tight bands or nodules of muscle fibers. Then using the hand, fingers, elbow, or small hand instrument, the muscle is compressed with sustained pressure to relax it.
Orthotics are not just for the feet. Stabilizing orthotics treat the body as a functional unit,
Starting with the feet, Orthotics support the back, knees, hips, ankles and pelvis by providing a balanced foundation for the body. This, in turn, helps make adjustments more effective and can improve the patient's quality of life.