Physiotherapies are therapies that your doctor may use in conjunction with your adjustments to relax muscles, decrease inflammation, decrease pain, and speed up healing.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
EMS is a non-painful therapy used to treat muscular injuries and tightness by eliciting the contraction of muscles using electrical impulses. Essentially, EMS causes passive exercise of the muscle to deliver injured areas the vital oxygen and nutrients they need to heal.
Benefits of EMS:
-Relaxation of muscle spasms
-Prevention of disuse atrophy
-Increase local blood circulation
-Increased range of motion
-Relieves pain by causing the body to release endorphins or enkephalins (your body’s natural pain killers which are 10 times stronger than morphine!)
Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using sound waves. It is a very high frequency massage that can penetrate up to 5” below the surface of your skin.
Useful in treating:
- Plantar fasciitis
Benefits of Ultrasound:
-Decreased soft tissue inflammation/swelling
-Enhance scar tissue remodeling
-Increased soft tissue healing