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Physical Therapy is a regular part of treatment plans at Motionlife Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Physical Therapy enhances recovery and effectively maintain the results of your treatments. Early phases of care often include treatment with Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation and/or Therapeutic Ultrasound to relieve muscle pain, reduce muscle tension, and increase healing circulation to the area.  Muscle stretches are frequently used to balance muscle tone, which reduces painful areas of tension and improves function. 

 

Exercise Therapy

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These therapies include: cardiovascular exercise, gentle stretching, strengthening and core stabilization exercises. Depending on the injury, the symptoms and the patient's needs, the custom tailored exercises are prescribed. Exercise therapy is used to:

  • Improve bone mass and muscular strength
  • Improve joint mobility and stability
  • Relax tight muscles
 

Manual Therapy/Active Release Techniques

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These therapies can be used for the treatment of many different conditions because they:

  • Relax tight muscles and remove adhesions from tissues
  • Reduce pain and improve range of motion
  • Restore muscular and joint integrity
 
 

Interferential Therapy

This machine emits electrical stimulation that produce a pleasant tingling sensation in the injured area. It is used to:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Relax tight muscles
  • Speed up the healing of injured tissues
  • Decrease the swelling and edema
 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound directly stimulates cell membranes and enhances the cell-repair effects of the inflammatory response. It is used to:

  • Improve vascular circulation
  • Relax tight muscles by providing heat
  • Decrease pain and inflammation
 

Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared light therapy harnesses the healing power of infrared wavelengths of light. When infrared energy is delivered to injury sites and other painful areas, it dramatically increases circulation, reduces inflammation and promotes healing.