Our hydro-massage table is like a Jacuzzi combined with a waterbed. Simply stretch out on the table and let the gentle, heated pulses warm your muscles and provide almost immediate relaxation. These treatments are encouraged, as they can facilitate an easier spinal adjustment.
Intersegmental traction is used to increase mobility and prevent abnormal wear and tear to spinal joints through the induction of passive motion. Intersegmental Traction is a specialized device that delivers gentle, rolling vibrations to the back. In addition to the health benefits of intersegmental traction, many patients find this treatment to be incredibly relaxing and therapeutic.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), uses light to treat various conditions. Unlike other types of laser light, cold laser therapy does not produce heat or vibration in the parts of the body being treated.
Many therapists, including chiropractors and physical therapists, use cold laser therapy to treat conditions such as joint disorders, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
During treatment, the light source for the cold laser therapy is pressed against the skin. The light passes through the skin to reach the tissue that is being treated. Unlike surgical lasers, cold laser therapy does not cut the skin.
Doctors do not know exactly how cold laser therapy works. It is thought that as the body’s tissues absorb the light, it is converted into another type of energy. This may stimulate the natural healing process in the cells.
It also increases the flow of blood and lymph (fluid in the body outside the blood vessels) in the area being treated.
The treatments are painless, and you will be awake during the entire session. Afterwards, you will be able to return to your regular activities immediately.
You may require more than one treatment to receive the full benefits. Some people may also need two to four treatments per week. The total number of treatments depends upon the problem being addressed and how severe it is.
Conditions Treated With Cold Laser Therapy
Chiropractors use cold laser therapy to treat many different conditions, such as:
Pain. This treatment works for pain caused by injury, aging or genetic problems.
Wounds. Cold laser therapy may speed up the healing of wounds.
Injuries. Certain injuries that involve the muscles and bones may benefit from this type of therapy.
Inflammation. Cold laser therapy opens up the blood and lymph vessels. This may reduce swelling and speed up the healing process.
Bruises. Increased flow of blood and lymph may help bruises heal faster.
Sports injuries. Many athletes undergo cold laser therapy to help them recover from sports injuries, including muscle strains, pulled hamstring and plantar fasciitis.
We rely on electricity every day to light our homes and use appliances. With all its run-of-the-mill uses, you may have never considered that electricity could be used to reduce acute and chronic pain. How is electricity used to lessen pain? Electrotherapy directly blocks pain signals and encourages the body to release its own natural painkillers (endorphins).
Electrotherapy Uses and Benefits
The American Physical Therapy Association recognizes the use of electrotherapy for:
Treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction
Improving joint mobility
Treatment of edema (both acute and chronic)
Treatment of fecal and urinary incontinence
Treating abnormal peripheral blood flow
Treatment of atrophy
However, electrotherapy is mainly used by chiropractors to relax muscles, prevent muscle spasms, reduce pain, increase blood circulation, rehabilitate muscles and improve range of motion.
NON-SURGICAL PRESSURE RELIEF
Ultrasound waves deliver a deep heating effect to encourage blood circulation, reduce stiffness in the targeted tissues and muscles, and aid in the healing process. Typical treatments are very relaxing and completely pain free. Controlled electrical micro-currents are used to reduce inflammation and restore proper muscle movements.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization therapy focuses on correcting dysfunctional movement patterns and properly aligning underlying fascial adhesions that can form in the interconnective tissue surrounding muscle. This therapy can be used to improve range of motion, decrease trigger points, and treat acute or chronic pain by decreases neurological pain receptors associated with fascial distortion.