Physical therapy is an important component to what we do here at Harbourside Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. It is used at our office to improve mobility and strength and help heal soft tissue injuries. Some of the physical therapy modalities that we use at our office are:
Rehabilitative exercises – These are used to prevent injuries, heal injuries, or as part of pre/post surgical rehab program.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) – this is an electronic therapy modality that is used to relax muscle spasms, decrease pain, or build muscle that has atrophied after an injury.
Ultrasound – this is a therapy which uses sound waves to penetrate deep into the muscle tissue. It is very non-invasive and works at decreasing pain, scar tissue and inflammation. It is often used on many soft tissue injuries, extremity injuries, sprains/strains, disc issues, etc.
Flexion/Distraction – Uses a special table that flexes and distracts the spine to gently stretch the lower back or neck. Very common to use with disc patients.
Spinal Decompression – a computerized traction system designed for neck or lower back disc herniations and spinal stenosis. Decompression can often prevent future surgery due to its ability to target specific discs to allow healing.
Cryotherapy – uses ice to decrease inflammation by constricting blood vessels.