Physical Therapy Modalities
Education - Professional instruction in proper body mechanics, activities of daily living and home exercise programs specific to the individual.
Therapeutic Ultrasound - The use of sound waves to produce high frequency movement and/or heat through soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, fascia and muscle.
Electrical Stimulation - The use of electrical impulses to produce a stimulatory or inhibitory effect on skeletal muscle fibers and nerves. Promotes blood supply to the area which in turn assists in healing.
Cervical Traction - The use of mechanical traction to decrease spinal compression through the cervical spine.
Heat/Ice - Moist heat promotes vasodilation of blood vessels which increases circulation to a specific region. Ice packs decrease inflammation, pain and swelling via vasoconstriction of the blood vessels.
Norm using Therapeutic Ultrasound for carpal tunnel