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Physical Therapy

Ultrasound

One of the greatest benefits of ultrasound therapy is that it can reduce the healing time of certain soft tissue injuries.

Ultrasound is has the ability to accelerate the normal resolution time of the inflammatory process by attracting more mast cells to the site of injury. This causes an increase in blood flow which is beneficial in the sub-acute phase of tissue injury. Ultrasound also stimulates the production of more collagen which is the main protein component in soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments. Hence ultrasound can accelerate the proliferative phase of tissue healing. By improving the extensibility of mature collagen, it has a positive effect on fibrous scar tissue which may form after an injury.

As the ultrasound waves pass from the treatment head into the skin they cause a vibration of the surrounding tissues, particularly those that contain collagen. This increased vibration leads to the production of heat within the tissue. This increase in temperature causes an increase in the extensibility of structures such as ligaments, tendons, scar tissue and fibrous joint capsules. In addition, heating may also help to reduce pain and muscle spasm and promote the healing process.

 

MUSCLE STIMULATION THERAPY
 
Muscle Stimulation Therapy delivers a painless electrical current through the patient’s skin to specific nerves. The current produces mild heat that works to relieve stiffness and pain and helps to improve range of motion (mobility).

 

When the current is administered, the patient will feel a tingling sensation around the area that the electrode patches are located. This sensation is caused from the electrical current moving between the electrode patches which in turn stimulates the muscles. This stimulation is what causes increased blood flow to the area which promotes healing of the affected muscles.

 

Muscle Stimulation Therapy is used for acute and chronic pain relief or to reduce inflammation, muscle spasm. In some cases, it is used to cause muscles to contract in order to reduce muscle atrophy.
 

COLD LASER

Low Level Laser Technology- LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Light created in this way, is then culminated and directed into an intense beam of coherent light through the use of cathode and anode reflecting components in order to produce a single stable frequency. According to Webster's Dictionary, Lasers are coherent or marked by logical consistency. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) meets all the scientifically defined attributes of a laser and is therefore classified as a TRUE laser. We assure and maintain this classification, through our unique and patented process, which produces the emission of coherent light, generated at a precise and stable frequency, and in a focused direction.

 

How does it work?

Many theories exist as to the mechanism of action for LLLT but simply put, photonic energy is absorbed by the photo acceptor sites on the cell membrane which trigger a secondary messenger to initiate a cascade of intracellular signals that initiate, inhibit or accelerate biological processes such as wound healing, inflammation, or pain management. This laser is calibrated to the same wavelength as a human cell (635nm), and thus stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to generate greater amounts of ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate), our body's primary molecular energy source. With more energy available at the cellular level, the possibilities of healing become endless.

 

What conditions can be treated?

LLLT has been successfully used to treat many conditions such as acute and chronic pain reduction, repetitive use disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, soft tissue strains and sprains, inflammation reduction, enhanced tissue wound healing, and cell regeneration.

 

What makes one laser different from another?

A laser can differ in its wavelength, power source or whether it is a continuous or pulsed wave form. The first lasers were used to cut, cauterize or ablate tissue and were classified as "hot' lasers. "Cold", "Low Energy" or "Low Level" lasers are used to enhance metabolic activity at the cellular level through non-thermal reactions.

 

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