- Physical therapy (physiotherapy in many English speaking countries) is a health care profession which provides services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is a central element in what it means to be healthy.
- Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being.
* Mechanical Traction– Intersegmental Traction
– Decompression therapy* Electric Stimulation
* Therapeutic Ultrasound
* Hands-on Care– Neuromuscular Re-education (NMR)
– Therapeutic Ultrasound
– Active Release Technique (ART)
- Intersegmental Mobilization provides gentle mobilization and also flexion-traction of individual spinal segments. It’s designed to provide relief from muscle pain, spasm, and many spinal disk problems. This process focuses on the small intrinsic muscles between the vertebras, which often cause fixations of the spinal joints.
- With this treatment the patient lies on a comfortable table while a series of padded rollers gently provide a rhythmic stretching motion of each spinal segment. This treatment assists in restoring mobility, and aids a process known as disk imbibation.
- Therefore, re-establishing motion to the fixated segments helps restore health and normal function to the spine. By treating the small intrinsic muscles, intersegmental traction may also be helpful in re-establishing normal curves of the spinal column -which can be adversely affected by injury, or long-standing biomechanical problems.
- Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations the physical therapist can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers.
- Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The physical therapist can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.
- Most patients are familiar with diagnostic ultrasonography or “ultrasound” which is used to discern problems deep in the body without breaking the surface of the skin, by bouncing and measuring high frequency sound waves to create audio “images”. Less common is the awareness of this remarkable technology as a therapeutic tool.
- “Therapeutic Ultrasound” is one of the most common electrophysical modalities used by physicians in today’s technologically advanced nations, and has been for several decades. Its effectiveness has been enhanced over the years by studies which helped determine optimum techniques and patterns of application, and a wide range of injuries have shown to be responsive to this popular, non-invasive therapy.
- A deep tissue heating modality reaching underlying tissues as deep as 1 to 5 centimeters, it is used to treat musculo-skeletal injuries, back and joint conditions, limited range of motion, soft tissue injuries, and chronic conditions.
- Treatment is administered directly which penetrates the tissues, increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, repairs damaged tissue, and dramatically speeds the healing process. It creates permanent, physical changes and repairs both hard and soft tissues problems.
- One of the major advantages of ultrasound is that it is nontoxic and nondestructive. The healing response is directly proportional to the input of ultrasonic energy and is somewhat dependent on ultrasonic frequency, which are highly variable, and although proven to be effective in many case studies, is being continually refined through newer studies designed to measure the effects of time, frequency and intensity of applications on various body structures and conditions affecting them.
- For soft tissue healing, ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves, well beyond the range of human hearing, which cause molecules in the tissues to vibrate, producing heat and mechanical energy.
Specialties by our physical therapy service
- Auto accident Injury
- Wokers compensation Injury
- Sports Injury
- Posture Analysis & Correction
- Pain Care (Neck pain, Upper dorsal pain, Low back pain, Shoulder pain, Upper extremity problems, Disc Symptom, Sciatica, Lower extremity problem and etc)
- Wellness Care
Therefore, re-establishing motion to the fixated segments helps restore health and normal function to the spine. By treating the small intrinsic muscles, intersegmental traction may also be helpful in re-establishing normal curves of the spinal column -which can be adversely affected by injury, or long-standing biomechanical problems.