Relief is in site! We all know how pain interferes with our daily lives, and that medication merely masks the pain. Pain is your body’s language saying, “help me out here, call White’s PT”. Let’s get you feeling relief, by finding and treating the root of the problem. Here are some of our services for relieving pain.
Heat/Ice: Cryo or thermo therapy are administered to ease swelling associated with tissue damage.
Soft Tissue Mobilization/Trigger Points/Myofascial Release: Manual therapies can help to ease the pain and also balance off tight muscles or those muscles in spasm.
Joint Mobilization: Pain relief through gentle movement of the joints.
Interferential/Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)/High-Volt/Neuromuscular Stimulation: Electricity is administered to the surface of the skin to retrain muscles, alleviate pain, and reduce swelling.
Manual Traction: A therapist administers a gentle pulling action on the spine to correct disc problems, alleviate pain, stretch muscles along the spine, and improve mobility.
Iontophoresis: The use of electric current to deliver medication through the skin. Typically, prescription steroidal anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs are used. Medication is delivered directly to the area of injury in an attempt to control pain and inflammation. The side effects that oral medication can cause are eliminated.
Phonophoresis: The use of sound waves from an ultrasound machine to deliver medication through the skin. High concentration hydrocortisone is the medication most often used with phonophoresis. This modality is used as one facet of the treatment plan to reduce swelling and pain.
Gentle stretching: Our therapists administer passive light stretching in order to increase the patient’s available range of motion.
Active Release Technique: Our therapists administer trigger point therapy while the patient actively stretches through available range of motion.
Positional Release Technique: By positioning the muscle in spasm in its relaxed state the tissue can “reboot” and help regain normal function of the joint.
Muscle Energy Technique: Using the patient’s own muscles to improve joint positioning through a series of pain free muscle contractions.
Gait Training/Gait Analysis: By observing an individual’s walking pattern, problems with flexibility, strength, and posture can be identified and addressed to eliminate pain and restore normal movement.