All patients can benefit from some type of physical therapy to relieve pain and restore strength, range of motion, and normal movement. Our physical therapist will provide manual treatment, exercise and postural re-education, and may incorporate heat or cold treatments, electrical stimulation, or laser therapy.
The Physical Therapists follow the doctor’s prescription and do a comprehensive evaluation during the first visit. Based on the evaluation the PT program is customized to the needs and the goals of each individual patient. Physical Modalities (ie. Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Moist Heat, etc) are incorporated into the treatment sessions. An important component to the success of the program is the development of a Home Exercise Program. This is designed to supplement the sessions done in our facility. SPINE OPTIONS offers private rooms for one on one individual treatments.
Decompression Spinal Traction
Manual manipulation of soft tissue helps relieve muscle spasm, tension, and pain by increasing blood circulation to the injured area, which helps improve mobility. Massage can be relaxing or invigorating, depending on the style. SPINE OPTIONS offers several types of massage techniques to supplement the Physical Therapy and Pain Management treatments.
Therapist-assisted stretching can improve body flexibility through a carefully choreographed series of exercises. Specially trained therapists help you use stretching techniques to reduce tension in your “core” or spinal cord, which facilitates improved mobility and reduces pain. This is especially useful after an acute strain injury or even after a fusion surgery which causes more spasms in the soft tissues surrounding the spine.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. It is a method commonly used in physical therapy for pain management. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin.