Physical therapy service uses passive modalities including: electric stimulation that decreases pain around the injured tissues. Moist heat that increases circulation, relaxes the muscles and provides pain relief. Cold packs that decrease pain, control inflammation and decrease swelling. TDP infrared lamp increases blood circulation, helps the muscles to relax improving range of motion.
Therapeutic ultrasound which creates vibrations raising the temperature of the body tissue and provides pain relief and relaxes tight muscles. Cervical traction which helps separate the cervical spinal joints and disc spaces, helping to decrease pressure on the spinal nerves. Joint mobilization that helps to decrease pain and improve mobility and range of motion. Kinesio taping which helps with bruising, swelling, increasing oxygen to the affected area and pain relief. Paraffin wax, as a heat therapy, is used to relieve pain in sore joints and muscles.
Electric massage relaxes muscle spasms, improves blood circulation and increase oxygen to the tissues. Hands-on massage or manual massage decreases muscle tension, pain and improves circulation. Active modalities include different types of progressive, therapeutic exercises, targeted to the injury or deficit areas, used for increasing strength, flexibility and range of motion.
Reach out to the office of Richard H. Kaplan, M.D. P.C. for effective physical therapy treatments in the greater Philadelphia area. We provide PT treatment and instruction for victims of accidents and patients recovering from a surgery. Our PT services help you to restore function in your muscles and joints, and enable you to move effectively without pain.
Our physical therapy service uses passive modalities, such as various forms of electric stimulation, ultrasound, moist heat, cold packs, massage (electric and hands-on) along with therapeutic exercises to reduce pain and increase mobility.
If you are in need of physical therapy services and would like to know more, contact us today and request an appointment.