Helping you reduce swelling: Swelling is your bodies way of protecting and healing that area of your body. There are ways to accelerate the healing process to get you back on your feet sooner. Below are some methods we use to help you reduce your swelling.
Heat/Ice: Cryo or thermo therapy are administered to ease swelling associated with tissue damage.
Gentle stretching: Our therapists administer passive light stretching in order to increase the patient’s available range of motion.
Soft Tissue Mobilization/Trigger Points/Myofascial Release: Manual therapy techniques can help to alleviate pain the tightness associated with swelling.
Joint Mobilization: Gentle movement of the joints can help to unwanted fluid build up in the joints.
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 problems 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.
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.