Neuromuscular Re-education is a technique used by physical therapists to restore normal body movement patterns. Your nerves and muscles work together to produce movement. Nerves send signals between your muscles and your brain about where, when and how fast to move.
Ice & Heat Therapy Ice and heat have long been used to treat many painful conditions. Ice therapy is often used to reduce swelling and help control pain immediately after an injury. Heat therapy is used to relax the muscles, increase circulation, and can provide relief to patients with chronic pain. Depending on the patient’s […]
Therapeutic Exercise Chiropractors commonly prescribe specific strengthening exercises for their patients with back, neck, and extremity problems. These exercises can decrease pain, prevent muscle deterioration, promote joint health, increase strength, stability and range of motion, and protect against new or recurring injuries. Dr Larkins will show you how to do the exercises and supervise you […]
Mechanical & Manual Traction Traction involves the application of tension to a specific area in order to give a stretch to specific tissues. This helps to decrease muscle spasm, nerve pressure, and increase range of motion (mobility).
Electrical Muscle Stimulation Electrical stimulation machine helps with increases in muscle strength, decrease muscle spasm, and promotes blood supply to the targeted area to promote healing. This allows oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to the area for tissue healing, as well as the removal of waste products from the injured site.
Ultrasound We utilize Ultrasound machines that by utilizing high or low frequency sound waves will penetrate deep into the targeted tissues and muscles to cause warming and relaxation effect to help relaxed muscle stiffness, spasm and minimizing scar tissue formation. Through higher frequency of sound waves, the machine promotes vessel vasodilatation (enlargement) to increase circulation […]