Here at Mesa Chiropractic PLLC, we incorporate many physical therapies, or physiotherapy modalities in our treatments to help decrease inflammation in acute injuries or chronic pain.
Activator Adjustment Instrument AAI -
Instrumented adjustments can benefit patients of all ages and with many different musculoskeletal conditions. Using instrumented activator tools enables the Chiropractor a safe and hands free adjustment for patients with bone fragility, personal space requirements or even children! The activator tool is used for adjustments of painful extremities achieving greater joint specificity. AAI alleviates trigger point and spinal pain giving patients clinically meaningful improvements of acute and chronic pain.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation EMS -
Our most common physiotherapy treatment is Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS). Electrical stimulation is a therapy in which pads containing electrodes stick to the skin and send electric impulses into the muscles and nerves. During EMS, the impulses sent to the muscles causes them to react by contracting. The result of repeated muscle contractions improves blood flow helping repair injured or sore muscles. The stimulated muscles also improve in strength through repeated cycles of contraction and relaxation. Electrical stimulation helps to decrease pain by targeting the affected area and fatiguing the muscles, which in turn helps relax muscle spasming. Our E-Stim treatments are stimulating, relaxing and therapeutic. Heat added to the treatment also increases blood flow and the body's natural response to the areas needed.
Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy PEMF -
PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field. These such devices emit electromagnetic waves at different frequencies in order to stimulate and encourage your body’s natural recovery process. PEMF technology provides the magnetic field necessary to contract, expand, and heal damaged cells. Being in this productive magnetic field enables the cells to circulate nutrients better, to move blood-oxygen through cells, and helps cells to detoxify. Additionally, the Magnetic Field might help the cells to re-charge themselves. Once recharged, the once damaged or impaired cells are healthy again.
Percussion Therapy/Percussive Massage -
In percussion therapy, a high-intensity and high-powered mechanical massager is applied to your problem areas to administer a rapid series of taps to your muscles and tissues. Percussive activator massage accelerates the growth and repair of tissues by providing concentrated, rapid, short-duration pulses deep into the tissues of the body. This heavily increases blood flow to the area causing pain relief and an increasing range of motion and function. Percussive massage also provides a gentle stretch to the muscles and connective tissues improving responsiveness and performance.