TECHNIQUES

Laser — Light Amplification by Stimulated Emersion of Radiation

Laser; which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emersion of Radiation, therapy consists of a focused beam of light that is absorbed into the patient’s tissue triggering biological changes at a cellular level creating heat.  The heat stimulates a temporary increase in local blood circulation; temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pains and stiffness; relaxation of muscles and relief of muscle spasms; and temporary relief of minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.
Low level laser light differs from ordinary light in four ways:  basically it is much more intense, directional, monochromatic and coherent.  Laser light has unique physical properties that no ordinary light has.  This is the key to why laser light is so effective compared to other kinds of light in healing. 

Low level laser light stimulates mitochondria inside the cells to produce more ATP.  The increased amount of ATP increases energy and healing properties of the affected regions.

Some advantages of using low level laser light therapy include:

Some conditions that can be relieved with low level laser light therapy are:

 

Manipulation:

A sudden movement performed by hands with a high-velocity, short-amplitude motion where the patient cannot prevent the motion.  The motion is performed at the end of the pathologic limit of the joint and is intended to alter positional relationships and affect joint receptors.  Pathologic limit means the end of the available range of motion when there is restriction.

Diversified:

Adjustment/manipulation of a joint complex that consists of a passive manual maneuver that applies a gentle quick thrust to one specific joint at a time. 

Activator:

Flexion-Distraction:

A technique that is specific to lower back conditions.  It is manually operated and applies gentle dynamic traction through the joints of the lumbar spine.

Applied Kinesiology:

Applied Kinesiology can determine health imbalances in the body’s organs and glands by identifying weaknesses in specific muscles.  Stimulating or relaxing these key muscles can help to diagnose and resolve a variety of symptoms caused by various health problems.

Ultrasound:

Ultrasound is the application of high energy sound waves to cause in increase in body temperature as a result of friction produces at the molecular level that is created as the sound waves strike different body tissues.  High frequency sound waves that act as a micro-massage to tissue, stimulating or resotring function or blood circulation.

Electrical muscle stimulation:

There are several types of electrical muscle stimulation that are used for various situations.  It can be used to stimulate function or relieve pain.

Massage, Deep tissue massage:

Massage helps to reduce pain, soothe injured muscles, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, and promote deep relaxation.  Massage can also help reduce swelling, help correct posture, improve body motion, and facilitate the elimination of toxins from the body.  Massage can have a sedative effect upon the nervous system and promotes voluntary muscle relaxation,  It can help break up scar tissue and lessen fibrosis and adhesions which develop as a result of injury and immobilization.

 

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