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Physical Therapy Modalities

Steven B. Perry, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Tarzana, CA

Many different injuries can be effectively treated using a combination of chiropractic care and physical therapy modalities. Local chiropractor Dr. Steven Perry offers Tarzana, Encino, and Woodland Hills adjacent residents a range of modalities to help them heal quickly.

Physical Therapy Q&A

How Do Physical Therapy Modalities and Chiropractic Care Work Together?

Physical therapy modalities and chiropractic techniques have some important things in common. Most notably, physical therapy modalities and chiropractic care techniques are both designed to help patients heal in a natural way. Chiropractic care focuses on helping the patient achieve proper spinal alignment, which can relieve pain and improve health overall. Physical therapy techniques focus on pain relief as well. When the two are combined, the patient gets the relief that they need as quickly as possible.

Which Physical Therapy Techniques Help With Pain?

There are several different physical therapy techniques that can help with pain. Electrical muscle stimulation is very helpful for many patients suffering from back pain and other pain-causing conditions. The very gentle electrical stimulation is administered through a small electrode adhered to the skin. This stimulation is very beneficial in healing and provides highly effective pain relief. Ultrasound therapy is another helpful method of treatment. The ultrasound energy is sent deep into the muscles, where it can help break down scar tissue, increase blood flow, and aid in healing. Some more techniques Dr. Perry uses to alleviate pain are myofascial release, Kinesio taping, as well as cupping. All of these things combine to alleviate pain significantly. Both heat and ice therapy are effective pain relief methods that are often combined with chiropractic care. Heat and ice are often alternated. This allows for reduction of inflammation and improved blood flow, leading to immediate pain relief.

How Can Physical Therapy Modalities Help With Spinal Column Issues?

Non-surgical spinal decompression, sometimes called traction, is a highly effective physical therapy modality for spinal issues. This type of treatment helps with back pain, neck pain, and even with pain that radiates to the arms and legs. The decompression therapy gently separates the spine and then gradually moves it back into a better position. This can relieve problems like compressed discs in a completely non-invasive way.