Your Charleston Health uses Physiotherapy modalities to assist primarily with acute injuries. We use these techniques as integrated adjuncts to more aggressive treatment. Physiotherapy concentrates on improving pre-existing conditions or recuperating from an injury.
To control pain and manage the symptoms during the acute phase of an injury, we use ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and low-level laser to help relax, strengthen and heal muscles.
Using Physiotherapy, Your Charleston Health has achieved successful results in pain management and improved circulation for all ages. As our Physiotherapy modalities are non-invasive, we use them concurrently with varying treatment plans to relieve pain and reduce muscle tension. We use a variety of painless tools and techniques to administer physiotherapy and massage therapy including:
1. Ultrasound: Ultrasound generates high frequency sound waves that are delivered to a specific body area. These sound waves travel deep inside tissue and generate a soothing and gentle heat. The warmth stimulates blood flow to the tissues in that area of the body which delivers precious and much needed oxygen and nutrients.
2. Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a process where electrical impulses are delivered through electrodes placed on the skin to a muscle or group of muscles. The impulses stimulate the muscle and cause it to contract, move and strengthen.
3. Mechanical Traction: Mechanical Traction is used to gently stretch muscles and provide increase the range of motion and movement.
4. Therapeutic Exercises: Therapeutic Exercise involves a broad range of activities from very passive and easy exercises to high speed drills. Our doctors and therapists are specially trained to select specific therapeutic exercises customized for a patient’s age, abilities, endurance and injury.
5. Cold Laser Therapy: Cold Laser Therapy uses low level laser or light-emitting diodes to stimulate cell function.
6. Myofascial Release: Myofascial Release is performed by applying gentle and sustained pressure into the myofascial tissue and releasing uneven tightness in that tissue. It’s a specialized stretching technique.
7. Trigger Point Therapy: A Trigger Point is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle that occurs throughout the body. These trigger points can cause a lot of discomfort. Trigger Point Therapy applies carefully directed pressure and massage to relieve these trigger point areas.
8. Rock Taping: is a non-latex based product that is completely safe to wear up to 5 days. You can even shower or swim with it. It comes in a variety of styles & colors. These rehabilitative taping methods have been developed to provide bio-mechanical support while maintaining full range of motion. These methods also re-educate the neuromuscular system, enhance performance, prevent injury, and aid injury recovery.