Physical Therapy Techniques in Richmond Hill & Newmarket
Joint mobilization is a way to gently move the joint through a range of pain-free motion in order to improve flexibility and blood flow. A joint that has been mobilized moves more freely and with less pain.
We will assess your injury or area of complaint and prescribe specific exercises (with pictures and explanations) that can be completed in clinic and at home to speed healing, increase flexibility, improve strength, and prevent re-injury.
Joint manipulation increases the flexibility and range of motion in the joint. It breaks down scar tissue, improves blood flow, stretches muscles, and speeds healing. These benefits may result in the slowing of the natural degenerative changes which affect joints as we age.
Increases blood flow in injured areas, thereby enhancing the healing process.
A treatment that restores spinal joint movement through sustained and mechanical motion by stretching muscles and ligaments thus alleviating increased tension and irritation throughout the spinal column.
Decrease vascular flow in the injured tissue, thereby reducing swelling and inflammation in acute conditions.
Specific joint tissue techniques used to alleviate muscle pain and associated soft tissue inflammation.
Ultrasound (deep heat treatment) utilizes sound waves to treat injured muscles, joints, and soft tissues by increasing blood flow, resulting in relaxing muscle spasms, repairing damaged tissue and speeding the healing process.
Stretching the muscles and connective tissues increases ranges of motion in the areas that have been stretched. Improved blood flow, less scar tissue, repairing of damaged and torn muscle and tendon fibres, and less pain are just some of the many benefits of this therapy.
Electrical stimulation therapy uses low levels of electrical pulses that are transmitted to specific areas of the body through electrodes placed on the skin. This therapy is often used to treat acute or chronic pain, as well as strains or sprains of the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of the spine and extremities, resulting in relaxing muscle spasms, pain relief, reduced inflammation and speeding the healing process.