Functional Dry Needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit is a device that sends small electrical currents to targeted body parts. These currents are used to relieve pain.
Electric Stimulation or Electromyostimulation
Electric Stimulation or Electromyostimulation is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.
Mechanical Traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used in physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.
Kinesis/ McConnell Taping
Kinesis/ McConnell Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. Kinesis Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process.
Paraffin wax has been shown to treat conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia among others. A wax treatment acts as a type of thermotherapy, or heat therapy, that helps treat these conditions by increasing blood flow, relaxing muscles and reducing stiffness in joints.
Heat Therapy is the use of moist heat to penetrate soft tissue, stimulate blood flow and warms the body’s tissues to increase comfort of therapeutic activities and aid in the healing process. .
Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to treat symptoms such as tissue damage (it’s excellent for athletes), decrease inflammation, increase cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone and reduce signs of aging.