Cold Laser is a treatment method that utilizes low level lasers or light-emitting diodes to alter cellular function. It is absorbed by skin, tendons, blood, muscles and nerves.
- There are numerous benefits to using Cold Laser Therapy. The practice reduces pain and inflammation. Cellular activity is increased by stimulating mirochondria production. The treatment also increases circulation and expedites tissue healing.
- Patients with conditions such as tendinitis, joint pain, neck pain and low back pain sometimes benefit from Cold Laser Therapy.
Ice and Heat Therapy
Ice/heat therapies are utilized to expedite the healing process of an injury and also to alleviate the discomfort of the injury. Depending on the type of injury, its location, its cause and whether it is acute or chronic determines which therapy would be more beneficial. These modalities are used at our office, but we also guide patients in how use them at your home if applicable to your condition.
- When should you use ice or heat therapies? These are useful for sprains, strains, acute injury and chronic injury. Ice reduces swelling and provides pain relief; heat relieves spasm, alleviates pain and increases circulation.
With Muscle Stimulation therapy, electrical impulses are generated and delivered to the skin over the affected muscles to elicit muscle contraction. These impulses are delivered by pads that are in direct contact with the skin over the treated area.
- Benefits of Muscle Stimulation therapy include: relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention of disuse atrophy, increased local circulation, and range of motion maintenance.
- Muscle Stimulation may be used to treat back pain, neck pain, muscle strain, muscle tension and muscle spasm.
While Spinal Manipulation is not the only therapy Dr. Doyle uses, this technique is perhaps the therapy for which chiropractic is best known.
- Spinal Manipulation is a therapeutic intervention which has been around for thousands of years.
- Hippocrates utilized manipulative techniques, as did many early cultures.
- Spinal Manipulation was recognized in the late 19th century in North America with the emergence of the practice of chiropractic.
Ultrasound is a therapy method of stimulating the tissue beneath the outer lay of the skin by using high frequency sound waves which are not detectable by the human ear.
- With Ultrasound, a gel is used on the skin to reduce friction and aid in the transmission of the sound waves which are absorbed by ligaments, tendons and fascia.
- Ultrasound speeds up the healing process by increasing blood flow to the treated area; it decreases pain by reducing swelling and edema; provides the area with a gentle massage of the tendons and muscles.
- Ultrasound is used for the treatment of sprains, strains, tendonitis, joint inflammation, plantar fasciitis, facet irritation, bursitis and impingement syndromes.
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