Six Effective Physiotherapy Treatments
Bowman Chiropractic Center is your place to go in Arlington Virginia, to find the chiropractic pain treatment you need to get back to your normal pattern of life. Our doctor at Bowman Chiropractic Center uses the latest in physiotherapy to help you retain joint mobility and flexibility without the pain.
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Often referred to as therapeutic massage, mobilizing your soft tissue is an effective treatment for relieving pain. Soft tissue massage also helps circulate lymph and blood flow and aid in the reduction of tissue swelling around inflamed joints.
Range of Motion (ROM) Exercises
Even though usually after a surgery or a broken bone, you are required to rest the site to make sure it heals correctly, extended immobility can hinder the innate healing process of your body. Range of motion exercises enable your doctor to encourage joint mobility and prevent muscle atrophy, as well as other postural related problems.
Kinesio tape is applied straight to your skin and is an effective way to stabilize your joints and muscles while undergoing treatment. Because Kinesio tape is flexible, it doesn’t interfere with range of muscle exercises.
Cryotherapy and Heat Therapy
Both office workers and professional athletes often complain of having stiff, sore muscles. Heat therapy tends to relax stiff muscles so that pain is lessened. Sometimes your doctor will prescribe Cryotherapy (cold therapy) especially in the early stages of an injury, it can stimulate an increase in blood flow which promotes healing and pain relief.
One of the most recent forms of energy-based physiotherapy techniques, electrotherapy provides stimulation using electrodes that are attached to the skin. Electrodes help muscles contract and release, which then prevents extensive atrophy. Electrotherapy is often used when patients are suffering from some form of paralysis or severely reduced range of motion.
Though ultrasound is not often associated with physiotherapy, your doctor may utilize sound waves to treat certain bodily injuries. An ultrasound frequency provides a gentle method for a mini massage as the sound waves of the ultrasound are absorbed by the fascia, tendons, and ligaments. Therapeutic Ultrasound is often used in patients suffering from muscle strain, tendonitis, and arthritis.
Who Can Benefit from Physiotherapy?
If you have suffered from a sports injury or been in a car accident, you will benefit from these therapies. Physiotherapy is also employed for patients with strains (especially in the spine), arthritis, and amputations.
Physiotherapy gives your chiropractor a powerful method for making your everyday life easier without prescribing medications than can slow you down.
Physiotherapy in Arlington
To schedule a free consultation call us at (703) 528–2726 or drop by our clinic here in Arlington, VA.