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

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

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
  • Enhance vascular circulation

 

Microcurrent Therapy

The electrical therapy device sends out healing electronic impulses that produce no physical sensation. This therapy is used to:

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

 

Spinal Intersegmental Distraction

Using a special table, this therapeutic modality is used to gently mobilize restricted spinal joints. It is extremely effective for treating spinal disc herniation/bulges.

 

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

 

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.
 

Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Vibration therapy recruits more muscle fibers than exercise alone which leads to increased muscle/joint flexibility, strength and endurance.  The use of mechanical vibration may help prevent and promote recovery from a variety of physical ailments, including pain, sports injuries, and bone density loss.