Our office uses state-of-the-art technology for electrical muscle stimulation by using the Intensity EX4 units. A form of electrotherapy is often used at Integrity Chiropractic as a technique to help reduce muscle stiffness, spasm, swelling and edema. It helps with pain management and restoring range of motion in the joints, muscles, and ligaments. Also, our offices uses this form of physiotherapy to help restore function to our patients so they can get back to a healthy, pain free lifestyle.
Small electrical impulses are sent through electrode pads that are placed on the problem area. These electrical impulses contract the muscles to relax them which aids in rehabilitation and preventive care. Our office uses specific waveforms to meet each patient’s specific condition. This differentiates our office from others who just use one waveform to control pain.
Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy
Therapeutic Ultrasound is used in chiropractic to increase extensibility, flexibility, and to increase membrane permeability of the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues. It is also used to break up scar tissue and adhesions.
Ultrasound is a tissue heating modality which increases healing by collagen formation and scar tissue reduction. We choose our protocols based upon each patient’s specific condition and overall needs in order to restore function. Ultrasound therapy can reduce pain and increase range of motion in the joints. It is typically used before active rehabilitation exercises.
Deep or superficial heat is generated by micro vibrations in the tissue. It uses sympathetic crystals to maintain low BNR (Beam non-uniformity ratio) rate. Our office uses ultrasound therapy to enhance overall sports performance as well for our athletes.