Ultrasound Therapy 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. With this type of therapy, sound waves create deep heat that is applied to the soft tissues and joints. This essentially micro-massages the soft tissue, joints, muscles, tendons and/or ligaments in the treatment area. Ultrasound therapy not only helps to reduce back pain, stiffness, and spasms, but also increases blood flow, softens scar tissue and, in turn, accelerates the healing process.
During this chiropractic therapy, electrodes are placed on the skin that sends light, electrical pulses to different areas of the body with the purpose of reducing inflammation, curtailing muscle spasms and relieving pain. We make 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 the production of endorphins – a natural pain reliever. This therapy reduces pain sensation, helps decrease any swelling, promotes general muscle tone, and speeds up the healing process.
The usage of Electrical Muscle Stimulation can be broken down into 3 categories: Training, Recovery, and Rehabilitation.
Through the subtle heating, Infrared boosts your immune system, increasing the amount of white blood cell. It is an excellent therapy for promoting healing, reducing muscle soreness, muscle spasms and relief for rheumatoid arthritis.
Cupping is believed to mobilize blood flow to the skin creating a mild immune response and increasing anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body. It draws stagnant blood to the surface and improves blood to the tissues. It stretches tight muscles and fascia making it a beneficial treatment. It aids in pain reduction, Releases muscle tension, improves digestion/relieves digestive disorders.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. Myofascial pain can have two sources. Pain can be generated from the skeletal muscle or connective tissues that are ‘bound down’ by tight fascia. In addition, pain can also be generated from damaged myofascial tissue itself, sometimes at a ‘trigger point’ where a contraction of muscle fibers has occurred. In either case, the restriction or contraction inhibits blood flow to the affected structures, thus accentuating the contraction process further unless the area is treated.
Graston technique is a form of instrument-assisted or augmented soft tissue mobilization (ASTM) that enables practitioners to improve scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and range of motion. The theory behind this IASTM technique is that by using a tool to introduce microtrauma into an area of excessive scarring and/or soft tissue fibrosis, an inflammatory response will occur. The use of tools helps to get to the root of the problem, but it’s also intended to reduce stress on the therapist’s hands. Graston technique allows a practitioner to get deep into the problematic tissue yet be sensitive to a patient’s level of pain tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with adhesions, they help to break up scar tissue dysfunction and restrictions of the fascia. In time, this process can reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. The aim and ideal outcome of Graston technique is to help transform your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue once again.
Normatec Compression Recovery System
The Normatec Recovery System uses sequential pulse technology to strategically apply compression to the limb. The sequential pulse technology combines pulsing, gradients, and distal release. The combination of these three massage techniques speeds up the body’s normal recovery process. Get the most efficient post-workout recovery by flushing lactic acid and toxins from your muscles.
The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome).
Beyond the obvious benefits of relaxing tight muscles and reducing stress, our skilled application of massage therapy can also help to break the chronic pain cycle that most of our patients live with every day. Massage Therapy has been shown to be beneficial for headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. With massage therapy treatment, you can eliminate your aches and pains without drugs or surgery, and prevent future problems from happening.
Often times, it is the muscles surrounding your skeleton that are contributing to your lack of alignment. Muscles pull on bones and over the years, this can lead to displacement that causes discomfort and pain. In chiropractics, this can be especially true of the spine. If your muscles are pulling on your bones, your readjusted spine won’t stay readjusted for long. A massage can help remedy this. It is believed that manipulating muscles and connective tissue can help loosen and unlock them. Loose muscles will pull less on your bones and result in less distortion in your frame. Pairing a massage with chiropractics is a great way to accomplish this.