In addition to being effective at managing pain, Lasery Therapy helps post-surgical cases to recover faster by increasing healing speed and decreasing inflammation. The laser can be used to benefit soft tissue injuries, chronic conditions such as arthritis, and patients experiencing acute or chronic pain.
The underwater treadmill is an excellent way for post-operative patients to improve strength and muscle control following orthopedic surgery. It can also be used as an aid to weight loss for obese patients, allowing them to exercise without the added stress on their joints. It is also great for increasing cardiac strength.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation sends electrical impulses to nerves, causing the muscles to contract. This therapy is useful in increasing muscle strength, muscle reeducation, increasing range of motion, reducing muscle spasms, pain control, and more!
Not to be confused with diagnostic ultrasound, therapeutic ultrasound is a tool that uses heat-producing vibrations to penetrate deep into injured tissue. The use of therapeutic ultrasound can help increase range of motion, decrease pain and muscle spasms, and facilitate wound healing.
This type of therapy consists of massage and soft tissue mobilization which increases circulation to an area, relaxing the muscles and decreasing pain.
Heat and Cold Therapy
Heat and cold therapy involves cold and warm compresses. Cold compressing helps to reduce inflammation and swelling in post-surgical patients. Hot compressing helps to increase circulation to help relax sore muscles and tendons.
The ground treadmill helps patients with gait training and is also a good exercise tool for post-surgical patients. It is also a good weight loss tool.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The TENS unit works by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along nerve strands. This helps the body to create endorphins and helps to keep pain signals from reaching the brain.
Therapeautic exercise encompasses use of the balance board, cavaletti rails, weave polls, and theraballs. These devices help to improve balance, proprioception, and strength.