We offer a variety of therapies to compliment your chiropractic adjustments and help heal any other injuries that may be of concern.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality that has been used since the 1940's. Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin's surface using high frequency sound waves.
Ultrasound is applied using a round headed wand that is put in direct contact with the patient's skin. Ultrasound gel is used on the surface of the head to reduce friction and to assist in the transmission of ultrasonic waves.
The depth of penetration from ultrasound is different whether the underlying tissue is muscle, fat, tendon or bone. On average, ultrasound can penetrade 1.5 inches in muscle and 6.0 inches in fat.
The sound waves that pass through the skin cause deep heating.
Ultrasound speeds up the healing process and decreases pain.
There are many reasons to use ultrasound including:
Scar Tissue Adhesions
And many many more!
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is used to stimulate a theraputic effect on the body. When applied to tissue electric currents create thermal, physiologic, and chemical responses. The currents also alter pain impulses.
EMS can help reduce pain by relaxing tight muscles. When used in combination with your chiropractic adjustments EMS helps your muscles relax, in turn making your adjustments easier to perform and your body able to hold them longer. EMS also helps reduce edema, swelling in your body's tissues.
During an EMS treatment pads are applied to your skin in which the electrical currents are transmitted. Treatment time, the area treated, and the number of pads applied differ depending on the condition being treated and the desired effect.
Chances are your problem, lack of flexibility or range of motion could be caused by scar tissue adhesions. Scar tissue occurs naturally in the body as a temporary patching mechanism for wounds caused by injury, surgery, trauma or repetitive stress. When it spreads and connects tissue not normally connected, it can entrap nerves, limit your range of motion creating stress and tension.
Rapid Release is the only therapy of its kind that targets these restrictive adhesions through resonant frequencies, just like the opera singers voice can shatter a glass.
Fast, noticeable results can be achieved in as little as 2-3 minutes. Rapid release used high-speed vibration to penetrate deep into tissue targeting these adhesions releasing tension and tightness. Done in conjunction with your adustments enables you as the patient to get more benefits and longer lasting results with your care. oice can shatter a glass.
Cold Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Cold Laser has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain, remove scars, regenerate nerves and treat many illnesses and injuries.
Cold Laser Therapy works at the cellular level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP to run the body and heal tissue. ATP is like gasoline to a car - it runs every body function. Colder Laser Therapy stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called mitochondria, these structures then produce more ATP. With more ATP at the cell level tissues heal faster and relief comes faster.
You may be wondering "Can cold laser help me?". Well, there is a very long list of injuries and conditions that are treatable with this therapy including:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Plus much much more!
Percussive therapy is a gentle treatment approach for muscle and ligament problems and related myofascial conditions.
The percussor is a hand-held instrument that distributes waves of percussive impulses deep into the tissues of the body which promotes an increase in lymphatic flow and circulation. Percussion also can be used to decrease muscle spasm, release joints, and to loosen up fixated areas without using heavy forces.
Percussive therapy can significantly reduce chronic pain and enhance the healing process. Excessive tightening of muscles or even areas with scar tissue can cause overall stiffening of the muscles resulting in pain. Both of these conditions can be alleviated through percussor therapy. They work by breaking up scar tissue and adhesions in the body's fascia which cause restricted motion and pain.