Physiotherapy Modalities Treatment Pickering

In addition to hands on manipulation or mobilization, the Dr. Finn may employ a number of physiotherapy modalities or devices that deliver a sound wave or electrical current the injured tissues. These devices are used:

  • an adjunctive or assist to regular treatment or as a stand-alone treatment 
  • To relieve/reduce pain
  • improve healing
  • Reduce recovery time

Examples may include:

Ultrasound:

Ultrasound uses a high frequency sound waves to penetrate the muscles to provide deep heat to affected areas.

The warming effect of the sound waves also increase circulation to the area that assists in healing and will decrease inflammation and scar tissue.

TENS:

A TENS unit is a small battery operated machine that uses electrical stimulation  to decrease pain. By stimulating nerve fibers a TENS machine can interrupt the transmission of pain signals, thus reducing pain often for an extended period.

Dr. Finn may advise patients to purchase or borrow these units for patients in acute or chronic pain.

Low Voltage Electrical Stimulation:

Low Voltage Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By varying the settings Dr. Finn may achieve to increase muscle strength in weak muscles or fatigue or tire out muscles in spasm. This may also result in pain relief.

Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.