Kinesiotaping, a therapeutic and rehabilitative taping method, was invented by Dr. Kenso Kaso of Japan over 25 years ago. It allows for full mobility while providing joint support and improved circulation simultaneously. With these capabilities, it allows the individual to participate in activities without limiting function.
This therapy has the ability to not only provide support, but can also increase lymphatic flow and subsequently speed the healing process and correctively influence muscle function.
The tape provides its therapeutic benefit 24 hours per day and can be worn for several days per application. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies which makes this such an effective and innovative treatment method.
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Ultrasound is a painless, passive modality that can be used to treat acute or chronic soft tissue conditions. It emits high-frequency vibrations and sound waves into the soft tissue, producing mild heat, and subsequently evoking vasodilation of the targeted tissues and stimulates healing.
It can be used to reduce muscle pain, muscle spasm, and trigger points while accelerating the healing process of the treated area.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
EMS is a device that delivers electric impulses through electrodes on the shin to elicit muscle contraction. It possesses a duality of functions as it is a therapy as well as a muscle training device.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation can reduce muscle spasms, prevent muscle atrophy, increase circulation, re-educate muscles, and improve as well as increase range of motion.
Laser therapy is a safe and effective therapy used in the treatment of neck, shoulder, and low back pain.
It is different from other therapy modalities in that it does not utilize heat. The laser penetrates the skin and stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to accelerate healing. It reduces pain without any risk of scar tissue development or nerve damage.
Research has shown that lasers can speed bone healing after injury. A typical break takes an average of six weeks to heal, but with the incorporation of the laser, bones can heal as quickly as three weeks.
Current research continues to determine its effectiveness in other healthcare areas. It is currently being used in plastic surgery to speed wound healing and reduce scarring. It is also used in liposuction procedures where it has been found to aid removal of fat cells and reduce the risk of nerve damage, scar tissue formation, and poor body contouring.
The Low Level Laser had become a more widely accepted treatment modality since gaining FDA approval in 2002.
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Myofascial Release is a technique used to reduce soft tissue adhesions and pain and improve joint mobility and range of motion.
Restrictions produced by injury, inflammation, and trauma (i.e. surgery) can increase inflammatory enzymes that result in pain. This hands-on therapy can effectively break down scar tissue and fascial adhesions, reduce pain and joint stress, and conserve joint function.
It has been noted to resolve chronic conditions otherwise thought to be permanent.
Specific exercise and stretching regimens are provided according to the nature of the injury and the extent of the muscle de-conditioning.
Orthotics can help with a myriad of disorders and are generally utilized when medical care or consistent Chiropractic care and Rehabilitative programs have failed to provide long term relief for an individual’s functional problem.
They can change the posture of the foot, knee, hip and spine and provide support and control to the mid-foot and fore-foot regions to allow for correct foot function during walking and activity.
It can reduce the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, bunions, shin splints, metatarsalgia, hammer toes, neuromas, knee pain, low back pain, and functional scoliosis.
Lymphatic Compression Therapy
NormaTec Compression sleeves are a cutting-edge compression device that surrounds the leg, arms, or hips and aids the competitive athlete in recovery and rehabilitation between training sessions or following competitive events.
The compression mechanism flushes waste products and lowers lactate concentrations more rapidly than your body can do naturally on its own, resulting in a reduced lactic acid build-up, faster recovery, less pain, and improved performance.
Dry Needling (DN) is a modality using filament needles to release trigger points manage neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments and restore function.
This therapy is often utilized in conjunction with other treatment to improve healing rate of musculoskeletal issues involving various regions of the body. Shoulder, neck, heel, hip, and back pain can be safely and effectively managed using this method of care.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy
PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) is considered a safe and effective way to manage pain for over 60 years. It is a technology that has been widely utilized by NASA, the VA, John Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic with over 10,000 clinical studies to support its efficacy.
When cells become distressed from disease, trauma or toxins, they lose their ability to function efficiently. PEMF uses electromagnetic waves that pulse on precise frequencies enabling cells to recover their ability to create energy, function and reproduce.
The magnetic fields initiate an immune response via electrical current that aids in blood flow regulation, improved cellular function, and, in turn, enhances the body’s natural ability to absorb nutrients, remove waste products, and promote cellular regeneration.
It is an effective therapy for pain caused by inflammatory disorders and arthritic conditions.