At Huntington Health Center we provide a variety physiotherapy options to address most aches and pains Depending on your condition we may recommend one or a combination of several of the following techniques together in order to provide the quickest relief possible
Ultrasound is applied using an applicator directly to the area of pain or discomfort. To assist in the effectiveness of the transmission of the ultrasonic waves gel is applied to the head of the transducer. This also reduces friction allowing for a more seamless treatment. In therapy ultrasound is often used for treatment of such ailments: Ligament Sprains, Muscle Strains, Tendonitis, Joint Inflammation, Plantar fasciitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Scar Tissue Adhesion.
The three main benefits of ultrasound speeding the healing process from increase in blood flow in the treated area, decreasing pain from the reduction of swelling and the gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.
Electrical muscle stimulation or EMS is the process of using electric impulses to cause muscle contraction and stimulation. EMS has been used for a variety of therapeutic purposes as early as 1791. Some of the therapeutic uses and benefits of EMS are relaxation of muscle spasms, slowing of muscle atrophy, increasing local blood circulation, muscle re-education, prevention venous thrombosis in the calves immediately after surgery and maintaining or increasing range of motion.
In Chiropractics, traction refers to the set of mechanisms or techniques used to relieve pressure on the spine and skeletal system. Traction when combined with manipulation can often provide relief to those who suffer back and neck aches. Traction can also aide in regaining normal length and alignment, lessen muscle spasms, relive pressure on nerves and reduce muscle contractures
Heat and Ice Treatments
Heat and Ice treatments are some of the oldest and most effective physiotherapies. Ice packs and heat pads are commonly used treatments in chiropractics for a variety of conditions. Ice treatments are used for recent injuries and chronic injuries that require the reduction of swelling. Common conditions treated with ice packs are sprains, swelling and inflammation. Heat treatments are used for conditions that require relaxing and loosing of tissue and to increase blood circulation.