Orange County Physical Therapy for Maximum Relief and Recovery
While physical therapy does not treat the root of your condition, it does, however, help to reduce inflammation, increase blood circulation, strengthen muscles, and promote healing. Types of physical therapy that my be included in your Orange County physical therapy treatment include: inferential current therapy, intersegmental spinal mobilization, trigger point therapy, cryotherapy, supports, and/or rehabilitative exercises.
Intersegmental traction, which patients often refer to as the “roller bed,” puts passive motion into the spine to gently stretch spinal joints and increase mobility to reestablish full range of motion to your spine. Additional benefits include muscle relaxation to reduce muscle spasms. The gentle rolling action is restful and painless. Patients look forward to their intersegmental traction therapy.
Inferential Current Therapy
Inferential therapy is an electrical current therapy used to relieve pain and accelerate your body’s healing process. It is particularly beneficial for muscle spasms and strains. The high frequency penetrates the skin and reaches deep muscles. Stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers, muscles become relaxed and the healing of soft tissue is promoted.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area in a muscle that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may cause referred pain in your leg. Trigger point therapy is a type of massage on the trigger point to release constricted muscles, and minimize or relieve pain.
Cryotherapy is the use of cold temperatures for health benefits, especially to reduce inflammation and swelling, which helps to free surrounding tissue from pressure and relieve pain.
Rehabilitative exercises help to enhance your treatment, increase flexibility, rebuild strength, and speed your recovery.
When necessary, supports may be prescribed that could include a measured heel lift, foot orthotic, lumbar support belt, neck collar, cervical support pillow or lumbar orthosis.