A typical physiotherapy session involves a detailed subjective discussion followed by a thorough assessment. Treatment options are discussed and goals and a plan are set into action. Treatment is directed to the individual’s particular needs. Examples of treatment options are listed below.
Interferential Current (IFC)
IFC uses low-level frequency current to increase local blood flow, that in turn decreases inflammation; stimulates local nerve cells, reducing pain; stimulates muscle contraction, to overcome muscle inhibition.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to penetrate soft tissues, increasing metabolism of the tissue cells, thus decreasing inflammation and pain.
Heat and Cold
These applications affect blood vessels to help reduce inflammation, pain and congestion.
Involves hands-on mobilization of joints and soft tissue to modulate pain, reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, tissue repair, stability or extensibility, and function.
To encourage natural healing, tiny filiform needles are inserted into the skin along specific points on the body. In this way acupuncture reduces pain, stimulates blood flow, and improves function of the affected area.
Trauma, surgical procedures, and inflammatory responses create myofascial restriction, which can be released through an effective, hands-on technique to help eliminate pain and restore motion.