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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy modalities to the muscles, soft tissue and joints break up scar tissue, increase blood flow and promote healing. Dr. Marian will utilize the following modalities:

Ultrasound: sends sound waves into the soft tissue. Ultrasound is good for osteoarthritis (OA) as it can be used as a deep heater to the joint.

Electrical Stimulation: sends electrical current to reset the muscles, pump out toxins that are causing the muscle spasm/dysfunction.

Massage: is the manual manipulation of muscles and soft tissues through various techniques ranging from relaxation to clinical and therapeutic applications. Massage increases range of motion,  flexibility, stress reduction, and improves circulation helping to achieve an overall feeling of well-being.

Trigger Point Massage: is used to manage and treat pain.  It identifies and works specific points on the body where pain occurs to achieve the best method of treatment.

Mechanical Traction: is used to stretch the spine to decompress a disc. This removes irritation to  a nerve that could cause limb pain (sciatica).

Acupuncture: is inserting a metal sterile needle into a sore muscle to relieve pain. The metal conductor allows healing as the body is a bio-electrical entity.

Moist Heat: Moist heat is a common superficial heat therapy treatment. Moist heat is more effective in providing deeper penetration of the tissue at the same temperatures. Moist heat also has additional capacity to change the tissue temperature rapidly and obtain more vigorous response from temperature receptors. Patients often report greater relief of symptoms from moist heat. Moist heat can speed recovery by increasing blood flow to the targeted area. This increased circulation brings in fresh blood and takes away the wastes which may slow healing.

Cold/Ice Therapy: Cold therapy or “cryotherapy” is used to treat acute injuries of your musculoskeletal system. Use of cryotherapy which includes ice packs and ice massage, is intended to reduce your metabolic rate, inflammation, circulation, muscle spasms and pain.

Hot Stone Therapy: Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure are advised to avoid this type of therapy.

"Physiotherapy helps the body get back to normal function naturally."