Adjunctive Therapies

 

Interferential Current Therapy..................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermittent Traction................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soft Tissue Manipulation..........................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinesiotape............................................

 

 

 

 
 
 

Interferential Current Therapy (IFC) is an effective therapy option used by many physiotherapy clinics to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues.

 

Electrodes are placed on your skin around the injured body part. The Interferential Current device then transmits electrical impulses in minute quantities through your skin. Underlying tissue and nerves are stimulated which begins the healing properties.  These impulses are not painful in the least. In fact, patients describe the sensation as a minor prickle on their skin. Frequencies produced by the IFC have been proven to stimulate endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. This can help to create a self-healing process without the need to for medications. 

 

This form of therapy is also extremely useful in reducing pain, inflammation, curing edema, and spasms.

 

 

 

Intermittent Traction, otherwise known as Spinal Decompression Therapy, is still the gold standard for treatment of herniated and bulging discs.

 

People suffering from sciatica and other back conditions have reported great results from traction therapy. By gently stretching the spine in a long axis plane, the disc is de-compressed and allowed to heal and move away from bulging state. This therapy also helps reduce inflammation due to “pumping” effect of the table on the tissues surrounding the injury.

 

 

 

Soft Tissue Manipulation is a treatment used to break up scar tissue and painful adhesions within and around the injured area. It is a specialized technique that is not like massage or Active Release. It utilizes a high amplitude, low impulse thrust directed at the adhesion to quickly and efficiently make a change and restore normal tissue compliance. This is very similar to a chiropractic adjustment only it is directed at the soft tissue rather than the joint itself.

 

 

 

Kinesiotape is a very specialized type of taping that uses elastic type of tape. The specific elastic qualities of the tape is coupled with a very precise type of application to help restore motion and reduce inflammation. It has been widely popular with athletes for more than 20 years and recently has been showcased on many athletes during the Olympic games. Almost every elite athlete uses some form of kinesiotaping during their careers.

 

For more information check out the websites for the following type of Kinesiotape we use in our clinic:

 

 

 

 

 

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