WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE USED?
Joint mobilizations: the joints' ligamentous components are gently stretched.
Soft tissue mobilizations: utilized with the intention of relieving muscle stiffness and spasm (includes: massage, myofascial release, and trigger point release).
Passive stretching: Muscles should be gently stretched to improve flexibility and range of motion.
Manual Therapy/Spinal Manipulation: is the use of hands-on methods to ease discomfort, lessen muscular tightness and spasm, and increase range of motion. It aids in enhancing motion and re-mobilizing a joint to its full capacity.
Therapeutic exercise is the methodical performance or execution of predetermined physical movements or activities with the intention of assisting the patient or client in enhancing activities and participation, reducing risk, enhancing general health, and enhancing fitness and well-being.
Is the use of therapeutic methods to help people with movement problems, balance issues, coordination issues, diminished kinesthetic sensibility, and proprioception issues.
PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES
Moist Heat and Hot Packs: Increases blood flow, relaxes muscle fibers, and activates pain-inhibiting processes to reduce pain, tightness, and muscle spasm.
Cold Ice Packs Reduces: Vasoconstriction and altered nerve conduction velocities reduce pain, edema, and inflammation.
Ultrasound: Emits skin-penetrating ultrasonic sound waves that speed up the healing process by causing deep warmth and reducing pain and inflammation.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Is a small electrical current intended to stimulate the nerves and muscles. It can help reduce discomfort, edema, and muscle spasm in addition to helping with muscle strengthening or re-education.
Mechanical Traction: sends a "pulling force" to the spine that causes the vertebrae that make up the spine to decompress. Designed to relieve discomfort and increase movement.