We offer four types of physical therapy: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Therapeutic Ultrasound, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Therapy, and Passive and Active Stretching.
With this procedure, our doctor can efficiently locate and treat an individual who has been diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. Due to its effectiveness, IASTM is a rapidly growing, non-invasive procedure.
IASTM is performed using ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage localization, effectively treating areas that exhibit soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.
In physical therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, alternates compression and rarefaction (the opposite of compression) of sound and waves with a frequency of 0.7 to 3.3mz. Maximum energy absorption in soft tissue occurs from 2 to 5 cm. Frequencies are primarily absorbed by connective tissue, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. With the use of ultrasound, we can potentially help the following conditions:
TENS is administered through a small, battery powered machine about the size of a pocket radio. Two electrodes are connected from the machine to your skin (normally placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers). The idea is that the impulses stimulate affected areas of the nerves and send signals to the brain that block or scramble normal pain signals. Another theory is that the electrical stimulation of the nerves may help the body produce endorphins which block the perception of pain. The TENS can be set at different frequencies to administer a steady flow of current, a burst of current, or an intensity of current. After receiving instruction from our doctor, TENS can be administered at home.
TENS are used for the following conditions:
Working with the doctor, you will assume an instructed position. The doctor will move specific body parts to enhance the body’s stretching capabilities.
Utilizing active stretching, you will be instructed by one of our doctors on the different procedures that can be used at home, work, or outside so that you may advance your own healing.