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Dealing With Aches And Pains? Our Wide Range Of Therapeutic Modalities Can Help You!

As a specialized physical treatment method that uses mechanical energy to encourage the healing process, therapeutic modalities can help you recover, regardless of the pain or distress you’re under. These treatments may be used for pain management or relief, injury treatment, and everyday activity improvement. Our innovative care strategies at Shanti Physical Therapy will help you find quick relief. Contact our clinic today in East Windsor and Edison, NJ to schedule an appointment and learn more about this amazing treatment technique!

Say Goodbye To Aches And Pains With Our Modalities

Ultrasound

Decreases pain, increases tissue elasticity, degrades scar, increases cellular activity and increases circulation. It is widely used in treating soft tissue and sports injuries. It can help with deep or superficial areas of joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and scar tissue.

Ultrasound treatments help to increase blood flow, relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, and promote the healing of tissues. Because of this, ultrasound therapy can successfully treat and reduce the painful symptoms of multiple conditions.

TENS Unit

Home electrical stimulation unit designed to be worn throughout the day and to provide pain relief only. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) contains a variety of different modes to stimulate the nerves in different ways.

These modes all consist of different currents, and the current you are prescribed will be dependent upon the nature of your condition and the severity of it.

Traction

Traction is a form of decompression therapy that we are happy to offer at our East Windsor and Edison, NJ physical therapy practice. It relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It can also treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.

Traction is performed by skilled physical therapists and/or the use of mechanical units. There are two types of traction we utilize at Shanti Physical Therapy

Mechanical Traction: The specialized treatment technique of mechanical traction uses devices that work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles.

Manual Traction: With manual traction, our physical therapists use their hands to stretch the spinal vertebrae and muscles.

Ice Packs/Ice Massage

Decreases pain and decreases inflammation. Helps to circulate or bring “new blood flow” to the affected area as tissues re-warm. This extra blood flow helps facilitate the healing properties found in your bloodstream. Cold compresses and packs come to the rescue with their ability to halt spasms, numb pain, and reduce swelling in the affected areas. Some people prefer one temperature over the other.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation is a safe and efficient treatment choice for pain relief and rehabilitation. While it might seem daunting at first, it is a very successful method of pain relief that many practicing physical therapists use every day!

This modality can produce an intrinsic and fully natural analgesic effect by stimulating specific sensory nerve fibers (such as A-beta, A-delta, and C fibers), which decrease pain sensitivity and release neurotransmitters that prolong the pain-relieving effects.

Phonophoresis

Phonophoresis is a therapeutic modality that our East Windsor and Edison, NJ physical therapists use to relieve inflammation in affected muscles, tendons, ligaments, or arthritic joints.

With this treatment, high-frequency sound waves are employed through ultrasound technology, as a way to administer medication or another healing chemical to the injured body part through the skin.

Moist Heat Packs

Decreases pain, promotes muscular relaxation, increases circulation, and can be used for pre-exercise warm up. There are many benefits to heated compresses. Hot compresses ease pain by blocking the “signals” that come from the nerves in your lower back toward your brain. Heat also increases circulation.

This extra blood flow helps facilitate the healing properties found in your bloodstream. Cold compresses and packs come to the rescue with their ability to halt spasms, numb pain, and reduce swelling in the affected areas. Some people prefer one temperature over the other.

It’s a good idea to ask your physical therapist about what kind of compress would be the best option for your at-home treatment. Both heating pads and ice packs are inexpensive and accessible options. Based on the outcomes of these tests, our physical therapists in East Windsor and Edison, NJ will create a custom treatment plan for you.

Get Started At Shanti Physical Therapy Today

Our modalities are applied in a safe, ethical, and patient-centered manner with the goal of maximizing positive outcomes and minimizing the risk of injury. Ask us more about which modality you are interested in and we can discuss how to best implement them into your Physical Therapy program

Find your relief today with the modalities offered at Shanti Physical Therapy in East Windsor and Edison, NJ today!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment
  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan
  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery
  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

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