Modern Innovations in Advanced Physical Therapy Techniques
Modern Innovation Through Physical Therapy Services
In our dedication to providing effective and high quality medical services coupled with modern innovation, we offer three different types of physical therapy:
- Electro Stimulation
- Heat therapy
Depending on your specific situation and needs, we’ll create a physical therapy plan for you with all the information you need to recover successfully. This means providing you with in-house care through our state-of-the-art technology, in-depth assessment and analysis, and at-home exercises focused on improving your physical function.
Electro stimulation is an effective component of physical therapy for patients who are experiencing pain or limited functional mobility. It is usually recommended as a treatment for back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, spinal cord injury, joint pain, recovery from a traumatic injury, or for those who are recovering motor functions after a stroke.
During the process, electrodes are applied to the body and connected to an electro stimulation machine. Then, mild electrical pulses will penetrate through the skin and reach the affected muscles. Those electrical pulses can either stimulate muscles to help repair and improve function, or target nerves to help eliminate pain in the affected area. The process doesn’t hurt, but some patients report feeling a mild tingling or pins and needles in the target area.
Acupuncture For Physical Therapy
Due to its therapeutic healing properties, acupuncture can add a range of benefits to your physical therapy program as it provides a natural pain management solution. At the core of the ideology behind acupuncture is the notion that injuries or illnesses can cause an interruption, or block, to your body’s chi, a vital force in the body that provides healing energy. Acupuncture can help restore your body’s energy to a more balanced state, increasing flow and healing.
During acupuncture, our naturopathic doctor will stimulate pressure points along the meridian centres in the body with small medical-grade needles. As a result, the body naturally releases endorphins that relieve pain, and the natural healing response is triggered. This is an effective way to help promote healing by targeting the cause of the pain instead of simply treating the symptoms.
As part of your physical therapy program, our wellness team may also introduce heat therapy, a process wherein heat is applied to the surface of the body or the body’s deep tissues. There are a variety of ways to implement heat therapy, including ultrasound technology, heating pads, hydrotherapy, or hot packs.
Heat can increase blood flow and increases tissue flexibility, which can help to reduce pain or stiffness in muscles, tissues, tendons, and joints. Heat therapy may be utilized to help treat arthritis, inflammation, sprains, strains, and muscle spasms or damage. The result is the temporary ability of pain-free movement that can help with range of motion and rehabilitation exercises.
Cupping for Pain Management
An innovative new technique for managing pain, cupping is a procedure that is rising in popularity thanks to much endorsement from celebrities and professional athletes. During the process, small cups are placed on the skin, creating a vacuum underneath that sucks the skin into the cup and holds it in place. The process leaves circular red marks on the body temporarily.
While it looks painful, cupping is an effective tool for pain management and reducing muscle tension, swelling, and knots. It is also known to have a detoxifying effect by drawing out toxins to the upper layer of skin, making them easy to remove from the body. On top of this, cupping is known for bringing the body back into sync, resulting in an improvement to your overall wellness.
Book Your Physical Therapy Appointment Now
If you’re recovering from an injury, medical condition, or other physically limiting condition, you will benefit from our physical therapy services. Each of our physical therapists is dedicated to helping you find the solutions you need to ensure you make a speedy yet successful recovery. We’ll give you the compassion and understanding with the knowledge and expertise only a highly trained medical professional can provide.
Book an appointment now to meet with one of our licensed naturopathic doctor and get back to the activities you love most as soon as possible.