Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)/ Interferential Current (IF) – These electrical therapies are used to breakup muscular spasms, relax soft tissue, decrease pain and increase local circulation.
Vasopneumatic devices are a form of specialized equipment, which are designed to apply pressure to an extremity to reduce swelling following an acute injury or as a nonsurgical option for the treatment of lymphedema. The use of vasopneumatic devices requires supervision and may be reported for each 15 minute time period.
Icing — is an essential injury management skill. It is a cheap, effective, drugless method for relieving the pain of injuries. Safe application of ice to your skin can relieve symptoms from sprains, strains, bruises, and tendinitis — virtually any situation in which superficial tissues are inflamed by trauma. Icing could also assist recovery from strain injuries.
Ultrasound can produce many effects other than just the potential heating effect. It has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to some studies, promote bone fracture healing.
Nitric oxide is the key to the dramatic improvements that infrared light therapy provides. This short-lived gas is crucial to the health of your arteries. Infrared energy prompts the release of nitric oxide, which enhances blood flow in the immediate vicinity. This brings oxygen and nutrients to injured, aching tissues, resulting in fast healing. It also reduces pain and inflammation.
An intersegmental traction table is used in chiropractic care to manipulate the spine and restore the body to proper ranges of motion. … The rollers below the surface of the table help the chiropractor adjust the patient’s motion perfectly.