Chiropractic Physiotherapy is the therapeutic application of agents to induce a physiological response in the body. It enhances or supports the chiropractic adjustment in an effort to normalize the body's natural processes and to halt and reverse tissue disease.
Forms of Physiotherapies offered in our office:
Cold Laser Therapy: treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is known to accelerate the healing process of a variety of clinical conditions. By definition, this type of therapy uses light energy induces minimal temperature elevation. Cold laser is used as an effective way to reduce inflammation and heals damaged tissue.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation: increases circulation to vital soft tissues and stimulates nerves. Depending on the frequency, EMS can maintain ligament and muscle tone, offer pain relief, reduce muscle spasm, or exercise and fatigue muscles. This therapy is often used to treat acute or chronic pain; as well as strains or sprains of the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of the spine and extremities.
Advanced Stretching Techniques: Active and Passive stretching techniques that improve muscle tone, relieve pain, and reduce the chances of new injuries to the muscles and joints such as PCS, PIR, PNF, and Pin & Stretch.
Massage: Dr. Stewart provides pre-adjustment massage to sore muscles to assist in decreasing muscle tension, decrease pain, and relax the patient. Techniques include Myofascial Release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Pin & Stretch, and Pressure and Trigger Point Therapy, and vibrational massage.
Kinesiotape Application & Other Taping Techniques: Dr Stewart is a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner. Kinesiotape can help reduce muscle pain, improve muscle and joint function, and reduce swelling and bruising.
Topical Pain Reliving Ointments: Dr Stewart uses various products to provide temporary relief of pain associated with simple aches, arthritis, spasms, sprains/strains, and bruises.
Hot packs: increase membrane permeability (vasodilation) and helps to relax muscle tissue. Typically we use these heat packs during routine chiropractic care, barring the onset of any specific and acute injuries.
Ice packs: (Cryotherapy) Term that describes the application of ice compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the skin surface. Cryotherapy works on the surface, while reducing the nerve transmission of painful symptoms thereby providing temporary relief. This is highly effective in reducing and preventing post-traumatic swelling and inflammation.