Hypervolt® "Percussion Therapy"
Percussion therapy has been shown to be influential in increasing flexibility, and decreasing perceived pain and muscle soreness. Percussion therapy, or the use of a Theragun/Hypervolt, is applied to a target muscle, as quick oscillations vibrate your muscles. It works by stimulating muscle fibers to increase blood flow to the tissue being treated, which helps the muscle to contract and stretch!
Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared light is a unique treatment that harnesses the healing power of specific wavelengths of light to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and pain, decrease muscle spasm and stiffness and promotes healing of injured tissue. Infrared light therapy is very beneficial in treating acute pain and edema, strains and sprains, including sports injuries, muscle spasm and stiffness associated with neck, back or joint pain and poor circulation. Studies have shown that chronic arthritic conditions and loss of sensation due to diabetic neuropathy can be effectively remedied. This innovative and successful intervention has helped many of our clients return to sports more quickly, prevent or delay surgery and decrease pain.
Thermostim Myofascial Treatment
Thermostim is a tool that is utilized for soft tissue and fascial mobilization. This tool combines electrical stimulation and temperature control (Heat or Ice) to affectively treat tight fascia and muscles and tissue adhesions. Thermostim is utilized to improve pain perception by the brain and neurological system, it decreases edema and helps improve blood flow to affected tissues.
Electrical stimulation is commonly used for a wide variety of therapeutic effects including muscle strengthening, pain management, muscle re-education, and stimulation of denervated muscle.
Massage and Manual Therapy
Massage is a manual therapeutic technique (done by hand) that produces different effects, ie: mechanic and reflexive excitement or relaxation of muscles. Therapeutic Massage is utilized within treatment programs to decrease pain and soreness by relieving tight musculature. Tight muscles can contribute to movement dysfunction and imbalances that are pain causing.
Ultrasound is a common deep heating agent that transfers heat through conversion and elevates temperature of your tissues up to 5 centimeters deep. The modality uses high frequency (noise) vibrations to produce heating and non-heating effects. Thermal effects include: accelerating the metabolic rate, modulation of pain, reduction of muscle spasm, decreased joint stiffness, increasing the speed of nerve transmission, increased circulation, and increase stretch-ability of tissues. Non-Thermal effects include: Increase cell and skin permeability (more in and out flow to cells), increase intracellular calcium levels, facilitation of tissue repair, and promotion of normal cell function.
Graston Technique is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables therapists to detect scar tissue and restrictions that may be causing the patient pain or limiting their function. The technique uses specially designed
stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercises to effectively treat soft tissue injuries or chronic inflammation.
For the patient, this treatment is able to:
* Decrease overall time of treatment
* Foster faster rehabilitation/recovery
* Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication
* Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
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If you are interested in seeing if Graston Therapy can help you, please feel free to contact any of our clinics.
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