have many physical therapy modalities to help you get better
faster! Our Clinic offers evaluation
and treatment for persons with physical disabilities and those
with impairment secondary to a musculoskeletal injury.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation speeds healing time by flushing
out inflammation which causes pain. It also helps to break
unwanted fibrotic tissue, allowing injured muscles to heal
more completely. You will notice an immediate pain reduction
through the stimulation of the nerve fibers, which distracts
them from the pain.
Ultrasound is the application of sound waves above human
hearing to tissue to increase healing in an area. Ultrasound
that is applied to an injured area provides a "micromassage",
or a vibration at the cellular level. This treatment decreases
pain, increases flexibility, and speeds the healing process.
Ultrasound may also cause mild heating to occur in the area,
depending on how it is applied.
Traction: Cervical Traction helps to restore
proper neck biomechanics and return normal function to the
spine, preventing degenerative processes. This helps eliminate
neck pain and headaches, allowing you to feel like yourself!
Heat: Heat application helps relax tight muscles,
and increases blood flow and nutrition to the area, which
can help speed healing once the initial inflammation has
subsided. It also helps the muscles and tendons respond
better to being stretched and exercised. This treatment
should feel like a gentle warmth, never hot or burning.
Packs: The use of cold in therapy, or cryotherapy,
is often applied to a new injury or a recently re-injured
old injury to decrease pain, muscle spasm, and swelling.
Ice slows blood flow to the injured area and minimizes damage
done by interrupted circulation. Ice is the safest and most
effective way of treating sprains, strains, muscle spasm,
Traction: Lumbar "Flexion Distraction"
Traction helps to decrease the pressure in the lower back,
allowing the injured tissues to heal. This is especially
beneficial for disc herniations in the lumbar spine.
Stretching relaxes your mind and tunes
up your body, Increases range of motion, helps
maintain your current level of flexibility, helps prevent
injuries, reduces muscle tension and develops/Improves body
Exercise Therapy is a set of repetitive stretching or strengthening
maneuvers designed to develop weakened or injured muscle
groups that support the spine. Specific exercises help rehabilitate
and stabilize the spine.
massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures
of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle
spasm and stress; and to promote health and wellness. Therapeutic
Massage and Muscular Therapy offer effective, drug-free
treatment for pain and stress management.
us today at 408-739-2273 to make an appointment.
Sunnyvale Back Care Specialists
offers physical therapy services including ultrasound, electrical
muscle stimulation, neck traction, low back traction, massage therapy,
exercises and stre