Cold Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy, or cold laser, is a well-established therapy for pain relief and rehabilitation of numerous injuries. The laser delivers photonic (light) energy to the cell. This energy is absorbed by the cell and causes an increase in the production of ATP. The increased levels of the energy molecule allows for the normalization of the cell function, pain relief, and healing. The cells are also now able to communicate with one another: damaged cells absorb energy from the laser and create new enzymes that allow for the healing and relief of pain; damaged adjacent cells are affected by the enzymes, and then, in turn, produce more of the same bio-chemical reaction which lets those cells begin to normalize and relieve pain as well.
Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract by placing electrodes on the skin. The results of the electrical impulses are: decreased muscle tightness, pain and swelling and at the same time causing an increase in the capacity of the injured tissue to heal by increasing blood flow. The current can be altered allowing this modality to activate muscles so as to strengthen the targeted tissue.
Intersegmental Traction Table
Intersegmental traction tables are a way to help increase mobility and gently stretch spinal joints. This therapeutic modality also helps to facilitate muscle relaxation and reduction of muscle spasms. The table is equipped with roller-type cams beneath the surface of the table creating a rolling contact that moves up and down the muscles on either side of the spine.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a treatment modality that utilizes high or low frequency sound waves. These sound waves are transmitted to the adjacent tissue and vasculature. They penetrate the muscles to cause deep tissue/muscle warming. This stimulates relaxation of the tissue and therefore is useful in treating muscle tightness and spasms. The warming effect of the sound waves also cause vessel vasodilatation and increase circulation to the area that assists in healing. The frequency on the machine to use waves that will decrease inflammation.