Physical Medicine is the broad approach of incorporating all physical modalities to include physiotherapy, exercise therapy, rehabilitation & neuromuscular re-education.
Physiotherapy as part of physical medicine, is used for the purpose to:
Reduce: pain, swelling & inflammation
Improve: circulation for healing, flexibility & strength
Therapies that may be used in combination include:
- EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) which is designed to relax and sedate the muscles.
- Diathermy which is used to stimulate the circulation & lymphatic drainage to promote healing.
- Ultrasound this is deep penetrating wave forms that help to break up blockages and stimulate circulation.
- Spinal Decompression which reduces the pressure on the discs and relaxes muscle spasms.
Neck/Back/Disc Decompression Therapy
The Spinal Decompression table is effective for many spinal conditions anyone who has back,neck,arm or leg pain caused by a degenerated or damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression
Physical & Rehab Exercise