Goals: Reduce pain and feel better!
Purpose: Use different modalities to decrease pain and allow you to perform treatments and activities with less pain.
Treatment specifics: We’ll go through each specific modality one by one…
- Electrical Stimulation: We apply electrode pads to specific points in the body to target a painful area. Then, we gently increase the impulse to your muscles and nerves to help block the pain signal transmitted between your brain and muscles.
- Ultrasound: We use this treatment to transmit sound waves with slight warmth to attempt to increase blood flow and provide an improved environment for healing.
- Heat: We apply moist heat to increase blood flow and provide a soothing sensation to a painful area.
- Cryotherapy: This is commonly known as ice! We use to to aid in reducing swelling and providing pain relief.
How we use this treatment: These are typically used to provide short-term symptom relief. We will discuss which of these treatments may be best for your recovery during your first visit. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy are experts in deciding which modalities will work best for you!