EMG/ NERVE CONDUCTION STUDY
A nerve conduction study (NCS) is a test commonly used to evaluate the function, especially the ability of electrical conduction, of the motor and sensory nerves of the human body.
Aquatic therapy or pool therapy is physical therapy that is performed in the water. Aquatic therapy uses the resistance of water rather than weights. It aims to rehabilitate patients with injury and chronic illnesses by placing less stress on the joints during exercise.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function, reduce pain and promote relaxation and well-being.Massage therapy decreases muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage Therapy releases muscle and scar adhesions and promotes accelerated muscle and soft tissue healing and vascularization thereby reducing pain and promoting natural recovery. Massage is useful for painful muscles, post- exercise soreness, tingling in arms or legs, pain or restriction of joints, injury prevention, fluid retention, muscle contractures, and postural problems.
Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. More broadly, acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. The most thoroughly studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. Acupuncture needle does not pierce tissue, it only separates; the result is little to minimal pain and bleeding.The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including: digestive disorders, sinusitis, headaches, neck pain, rib pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, low back pain, sciatica, joint pain. Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.
Physical therapists provide services to individuals and populations to develop and maintain to restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy. Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being. Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Chiropractic is a health care discipline and profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Traditional chiropractic assumes that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body's function. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of tissue injury. Manipulation of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle spasm, and allowing the tissues to heal.
PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER
A personal trainer is a person who helps people exercise. The scope of practice for a personal trainer is to enhance the components of fitness for the general, healthy population. The five classic components of fitness are muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, although there are other subsets like power, skill, and speed. The personal trainer can be use as an adjuvant to medical treatment to increase strength, endurance loss from immobility of a medical condition.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the first practical application of tissue engineering, has produced a respectable database of research findings and clinical outcomes in a variety of settings. A concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains and releases (through degranulation) at least seven different growth factors (cytokines) that stimulate bone and soft tissue healing.
The separation and concentration of the platelets is an exact science. Extreme care must be taken when blood products are harvested and processed.
TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS
Trigger points or trigger sites are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm, this is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction.
Steroid (cortisone) injections are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. They have been used for low back problems since 1952 and are still an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief; at times the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly a steroid injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional benefit. While the effects of the injection tend to be temporary - providing relief from pain for one week up to one year - an injection can provide sufficient pain relief to allow a patient to progress with a rehabilitative stretching and exercise program. If the initial injection is effective for a patient, he or she may have up to three in a one-year period. At the Truong Rehabilitation Center, all steroid (cortisone) injections are performed with ultrasound guidance for precision, resulting in increased effectiveness, less adverse effects, less needle pain, and require fewer medications.
While most people are familiar with the use of diagnostic ultrasound to visualize a fetus in a mother's womb, such sonography is in many cases the radiologic method of choice in visualizing tendon, ligament, bursa and muscle. In the field of radiology, diagnostic ultrasound is widely accepted as a standard imaging method for extremity joint problems. For example, our high frequency ultrasound imaging of shoulder rotator cuffs and knee collateral ligaments provide higher resolution and significantly more detail than MRI.
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
SDT treatments are one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. The treatments utilize equipment with proven safety and efficacy. Most patients report a mild sense of stretch on their backs or hips and often fall asleep during treatment sessions. Decompression therapy is similar to traction however the advances in equipment and procedures make this a new and highly effective form of care. Continual improvements in the delivery system and regular updates in protocols keep SDT in the forefront of non-invasive disc therapy. CLICK FOR A DOWNLOADABLE SDT BROCHURE.
ADULT STEM CELL THERAPY
Adult Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), are multipotent stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including: osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells and tendons) and adipocytes (fat cells). MSCs are obtained from the bone marrow, most commonly from the back of the iliac crest (or "hip bone”).Harvesting MSCs for injection therapy is done right in the office. First, the skin is numbed with lidocaine. Then, the hip bone is numbed so that the stem cells can be extracted from the bone without pain. A special needle is then passed through the cortex of the bone into the marrow cavity. This is a painless procedure in most cases. The liquid marrow is then slowly drawn into a syringe. Once an adequate amount of liquid marrow is obtained, the needle is removed and a bandage applied. The syringe containing the liquid marrow is then placed in a special centrifuge. After the marrow is spun, the highly concentrated stem cells are then passed into a new syringe, from which the injection is given. The entire procedure takes about one hour and is minimally uncomfortable.
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