Different machines and equipment as well as series of exercises are used to reduce inflammation and pain, as well as increase range of motion and strength.
Passive care or physical modalities can be as simple as heat or ice therapy, to more sophisticated electro-therapy and ultrasound machines.
Electro-Therapeutic Currents which include interferential current (IFC), and transcutaneous electrical stimulation, are important part of therapeutic modalities that help in different areas.
- Relax muscles.
- Simulate active exercise.
- Increase production of body’s own pain killing hormones such as Endorphins, and Enkephalins.
- Enhance circulation around the injured area.
- Increase healing rate.
- Enhance chemical reactions for faster healing.
- Enhances blood flow.
- Decrease pain by elevating pain threshold.
The effects of Laser therapy are photochemical, not thermal. Photons enter the tissue and are absorbed in the mitochondria and at the cell membrane. The photonic energy is converted to chemical energy within the cell, in the form of ATP. Cell membrane permeability alters, then physiological changes occur. These physiological changes affect macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, mast cells, bradykinin and nerve conduction rates.
Reduction of pain associated with:
- Cervical(neck pain)
- Lumbar (low back pain)
- Elbow and joint pain and injuries
- Wrist pain and injuries
- Lower extremities pain
- Knee and joint pain and injuries
- Foot and ankle pain
The primary effect of shockwaves is a direct mechanical force that occurs at a cellular level as the wave’s energy passes through tissue. These waves cause a controlled impact on the tissue being treated. The result is a biological reaction within the cells of that tissue which causes an increase in blood circulation through the injured site, and triggers the body to accelerate its natural healing processes. Radial shockwave treatments increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. It stimulates the re-absorption of irritative calcium deposits in tendons, accelerates the body’s natural heeling process, and reduces pain
What’s the advantage?
- No anaesthesia
- Non invasive
- No medication or surgery
- Virtually painless after treatment
- Quick recovery and quick results
Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PMF)
Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PMF), also referred to as Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair. This benefits the healing process in several different ways: it stimulates tissue and increases blood flow, reduces swelling and speeds up hemostasis and inflammation allowing the body to move onto the rebuilding phase sooner. By moving the inflammation stage to the proliferative (soft tissue) or reparative (bone) phase it reduces pain which is most associated with inflammation.
Target Radiofrequency or TECAR Therapy
TR-Therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic method based on interaction of radiofrequency current with the biological structures. The radiofrequency current is transferred to the body through the contact surface of the application electrodes. Dissipation of the current leads to selective tissue temperature increase and results in effects such as pain relief, myorelaxation, increase of local blood circulation and oedema reduction. BTL-6000 TR-Therapy can be used for treatment of both acute and chronic disorders of musculoskeletal system, such as muscle spasms, joint degenerative disorders, back pain and soft tissue injuries.
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