New! Ultrasound and EMS
We are beyond thrilled to announce the addition of several new treatment modalities to our treatment arsenal! Ultrasound and Electrical Muscle Stimulation have been used for decades to assist in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. For more information on each modality, see the descriptions below!
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a deep heating therapy that has been used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions for almost 10 decades. The implementation of therapeutic ultrasound for conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, arthritis, plantar fascitis and many others has been studied extensively and many patients have experienced quicker healing times and better overall outcomes after incorporating this modality into their treatment plan. Ultrasound works by converting mechanical energy into heat energy using vibrations and is able to penetrate much deeper than any other superficial heating modality.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is an electrical therapy used to stimulate muscular contraction. Similar in setup to a TENS unit, which is a small portable device used for pain relief, EMS is a much more powerful therapy designed in part to retrain muscles to fire correctly and stimulate muscle healing after injury. EMS has been studied in combating muscle atrophy such as may be the case in post-surgical scenarios, as well as athletic applications to improve muscle function. Other studied benefits of EMS include improved circulation, improved range of motion, and relaxation of muscle spasm.
Microcurrent Muscle Therapy
Microcurrent muscle therapy uses extremely low level electrical currents to treat nerve pain, inflammation, and other musculoskeletal ailments. It has been extensively studied for its effects of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), as well as in treatment of symptoms associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, slow wound healing, sports injuries, and tendon and ligament pain.
Interferrential Current is another electrical muscle therapy used to decrease pain, swelling, and speed up the body's natural healing processes. Interferential current has also been studied in postural correction, increasing muscle strength, and other musculoskeletal conditions.