At Health Edge Medical and Wellness, our chiropractic team understands how frustrating reduced mobility and chronic pain can be. That’s why our chiropractic team offers comprehensive pain management and injury rehabilitation services that integrates high-quality chiropractic adjustments with physical therapy. Physiotherapy is the treatment, healing, and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries to promote healing, restore function, and support mobility for the body. Our physiotherapy modalities include therapeutic ultrasound, traction, electrical muscle stimulation, and therapeutic exercise. Together, these physiotherapy modalities are a safe, natural, and drug-free option for bringing mobility back to the body.
CHARLESTON PHYSICAL THERAPY INCLUDES THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE, TRACTION & ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION
TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a type of electrical muscle stimulation that provides immediate pain relief following an injury. TENS uses a small, battery-operated device to deliver a voltage electrical current through electrodes placed on the skin. These electrodes stimulate nerves in the affected area, sending a signal to the brain that “scrambles” normal pain perception. TENS is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that is very beneficial for managing pain following an injury. Our chiropractor frequently recommends TENS in conjunction with complementary physical therapy treatments, such as therapeutic ultrasound, for enhanced pain relief.
Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to treat musculoskeletal problems, including chronic inflammation associated with back pain, neck pain, and other injuries. The sound waves stimulate the injured tissues, providing immediate pain relief. Therapeutic ultrasound is one of the most common and popular pain management therapies offered by our pain management center, and in conjunction electrical muscle stimulation therapy, it is an effective, drug-free pain management alternative.
After an injury, many of our patients struggle with a restricted range of motion due to limited mobility. Therapeutic exercise is a safe way to restore this mobility without aggravating existing injuries. In order to restore a full range of mobility, our physical therapists will create a custom exercise program for you that incorporates strengthening exercises with balance, coordination and flexibility exercises. We can also teach you simple exercises to perform from the comfort of your home. These exercises are key to bringing movement back to the body.
Mechanical traction is also very beneficial for pain management, especially if your pain is associated with a spinal misalignment. Gentle traction on the spine creates space between the vertebrae, relieving vertebra compression which alleviates pain. Traction is a good treatment option for pain associated with herniated and slipped discs.
If you are struggling with chronic pain or restricted mobility after an injury, our Charleston physiotherapy team is here to help. During your first appointment, our physical therapist will evaluate your injuries and work closely with our chiropractor to create a custom treatment program for drug-free pain management and injury rehabilitation. We recognize that every patient experiences pain differently, which is why all of our treatment programs are fully customized.
To learn more about how physical therapy can help your body heal following an injury, schedule a meeting with our chiropractic care team today!