Refers to techniques used to improve balance, coordination, posture, and the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body and the amount of effort being employed in movement. These can be used to help people who have experienced fractures or muscle tears or people with degenerative conditions.
Relax tight muscles, Reduce muscle spasm
Supartz is used to treat arthritis of the knee. It is administered as a shot into the knee.
Used to treat sciatica, herniated discs, pinched nerves, Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine.
Therapy used to reduce back and/or leg pain. It stretches and relaxes the spine intermittently in a controlled manner.
Decrease pain, Decrease swelling, Retrain muscles.
Improves walking problems, Promotes stability of knees, back, neck, etc.
Rationale: Rule out or confirm inflammation, contracture, swelling or tearing of soft tissue, Imaging internal organs that are suspect of disease, Monitor treatment progress, maximum improvement or permanent impairment
Treatment: Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Exercises, Nutritional, Medication, Injections, Possible referral
Cold laser therapy is used to reduce pain, swelling and spasms. It is a handheld device that emits light energy that cells use to heal injured tissue and reduce pain and inflammation.
Used to treat pain from damaged or irritated nerves. This therapy creates a controlled electrical field around an electrode, normally the shape and size of a needle, which is then placed through the skin to a nerve, blocking the pain signals.
Rationale: Rule out or confirm muscle weakness and establish baseline from muscle or nerve injury, Monitor treatment progress, maximize improvement or permanent impairment.
Treatment: Exercises, Muscle/Nerve rehab and retraining, Severe sprain may require referral
Therapeutic exercises are prescribed to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being. They have many goals such as improving circulation, coordination and balance.
Corrects walking impairments, Decreases reoccurrence, Improves biomechanics
Medication used with electrical stimulation for pain relief of soft tissue injuries, Decrease swelling.
This is a form of manual therapy used to reduce pain and increase function by breaking down scar tissue and reducing restrictions.
Biochemical medical appliance, custom made to align the foot and ankle