Therapy Services – Treatment
Cold Laser Therapy
Therapy Services, such as Cold laser therapy also known as “soft laser therapy” is a treatment form, which uses low level lasers to stimulate the damaged tissues. This thereby enhances the progress of healing and providing relief from pain and inflammation. The cold laser treatment has a very good potential to ease acute or chronic pain. Also treats the inflammation due to its capability to penetrate the skin and treat soft tissue injuries. Cold laser therapy is used as a part of the entire pain management program. It can be used alone or in combination with a number of other therapies.
The cold laser therapy is successful in the treatment because it induces increased blood circulation to the injured area, thereby activating natural healing and treatment. Cold laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., For this reason, it is not only very helpful in relieving chronic back pain but also in the treatment of: Arthritis, Burns, Swelling, Sports injuries, Ligament injury, muscle strain, regeneration of the nerves, joint injuries and pains , carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia pain, knee pain, neck pain, tendonitis.
It is considered a viable treatment option for those seeking an alternative to invasive treatment.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is used by placing pads on or around the injured area and/or muscle, these pads send electrical pulses into the area. This type of chiropractic physiotherapy is beneficial for reducing pain, increasing blood flow into the injured area, decreasing muscle spasms and increasing healing. White Rock Chiropractic makes use of electrical stimulation to help in contracting the muscles. This is extremely helpful when the muscles lose strength or are fatigued by chronic spasms and are unable to contract on their own.
Electronic muscle stimulator (EMS) units use continuous electrical bursts aimed at particular muscles to force them to contract and relax. During muscle stimulation, the body sends blood and oxygen to these areas and increases production of endorphins-a natural pain reliever.
Therapy services using Electrical Muscle Stimulation can be broken down into 3 categories: Training, Recovery, and Rehabilitation. Patient Benefits: Reduces pain sensation, Helps decrease swelling, Promotes general muscle tone, Speeds the healing process.
Micro-current therapy is a treatment option that utilizes micro-current therapy equipment to effect muscles, nerves and tissue at the cellular level. Micro-current machines deliver very specific wavelengths of energy into affected areas. Thus increasing or in some cases completely restoring cellular activity. Micro-current therapy is utilized in combination with spinal adjustments and therapeutic exercise.
When micro-current therapy services are used to help heal injured tissue, it restores the natural flow of current to the tissue. This allows the cells to regain their own natural energy flow. When injury occurs, the injured area has a higher electrical resistance than the surrounding tissue. This in turn decreases and often stops electrical flow through the injured area, which impedes the healing process and promotes inflammation. When micro-current therapy is used, this resistance is reduced, which allows electricity to flow thru and thus restores normal function. Micro-current relieves pain (acute & chronic), increases the rate of wound healing, stimulates the regeneration of injured tissue, removes scar tissue, releases muscle trigger points, relieves muscle pain & dysfunction, increases the rate of fracture repair, increases protein synthesis, stimulates lymphatic flow , reduces swelling & inflammation, repairs tendons- ligaments- joints. . This stimulates our body’s natural healing. Micro-current Therapy aims to restore a normal balanced state to damaged cells thus speeding up the healing process.
Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using very high frequency sound waves, between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz, which cannot be heard by humans.
There are three primary benefits to therapy services like ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area. The second is the decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.
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