Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine

Physical MedicineDuring your treatment, we’ll use a number of different physical medicine modalities to maximize your rate of healing and lessen your chance of reinjury.

Neurodynamics

Neurodynamics or nerve flossing is a specialized diagnostic and treatment technique that targets nerve disorders which are usually expressed as numbness, tingling, or pain. This self- and guided technique helps eliminate symptoms associated with common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and arm pain. Treatment and protocols are based from the work of leading expert Michael Shacklock, physician and author of the book Clinical Neurodynamics.

Ultrasound

When people hear about ultrasound, they usually think of a prenatal screening where they get to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl. This ultrasound functions on a therapeutic frequency instead of a diagnostic one.

There are three primary benefits to ultrasound:

  1. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area.
  2. The second is the decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema.
  3. 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.

Electric Muscle Stimulation

Our office calls this E-Stim. This therapeutic device provides a low level electrical impulse that stimulate the underlying nerve fibers and block pain signals to the brain. They also cause the brain to release endorphins which are your body’s natural analgesic.

Rehabilitative Therapy

As your body begins to heal, we will begin rebuilding it with the use of specific, custom exercises that create a stable foundation, lessen your chance of reinjury, and improve your overall function.

 

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