Whole body vibration plate used to help build and tone muscle tissue, reduce strain on ligaments, tendons and joints. Also aids to increase range of motion and flexibility, improve blood circulation, help fight osteoporosis and has been an adjunctive therapy choice at VA hospitals, NFL, NBA, Parkinson’s Disease Centers among others.
Generally more effective in terms of penetration depth than other superficial thermal modalities. In fact, intramuscular temperatures can actually be reduced by 3-7 degrees Celsius, which is beneficial in the treatment in the acute phase of local metabolism, inflammation and pain.
Can produce heating effects at a depth limited to the superficial tissue level of 1-2 cm, and can be helpful in diminishing pain and decreasing local muscle spasm. It is mostly used during the acute phase of treatment when the primary goal is the reduction of pain and inflammation.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS is a treatment that uses low voltage current to relieve pain. Generally used to treat chronic pain conditions such as low back pain. Has also been successfully used to treat a variety of pain conditions.
E-stim used the strategic placement of electrodes to treat specific muscles with electrical current. It can be used for neuromuscular reeducation, pain reduction, decreasing muscle spasms and atrophy while increasing range of motion.
Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands on technique that is used to restore motion and eliminate pain by applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions. These restrictions can be caused by trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures. They can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard imaging tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.).”