Physical therapy is widely used in chiropractic to treat many types of musculoskeletal issues. Ashburn Chiropractic & Rehab Center provides patients with a broad array of physical therapy options, including TENS and ultrasound therapy, to achieve superior outcomes in patients from throughout the Ashburn, VA, and Reston, VA area.
What types of physical medicine options does Ashburn Chiropractic & Rehab Center offer?
Ashburn Chiropractic & Rehab Center offers a comprehensive array of options for physical medicine and related treatments, including:
- Therapeutic exercise
- Deep tissue manipulation
- Cold laser therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- TENS (transcutaneous nerve stimulation) to address an array of nerve-related issues including radiating pain and numbness
- Custom orthotics
- Sports rehab designed for the special needs of athletes of all levels
Each physical medicine program is designed on a patient-by-patient basis for superior outcomes.
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy uses a special type of laser to reach the deep tissues beneath the skin where muscle knots are most likely to form. During treatment, a handheld device will be passed over the treatment area, emitting laser energy to a specific depth and for a specific period, which can range from about 60 seconds to several minutes, depending on the issue which is being addressed. Cold laser therapy is often used in conjunction with other types of treatments, including deep tissue manipulation and physical therapy.
How can orthotics help with back pain and other musculoskeletal issues?
The feet play an important role in musculoskeletal health and function, facilitating balance and movements like walking, and they also play a role in determining the body's center of gravity and distribution of weight and pressure. As a result, a problem with the feet can often result in added stress and strain on the back, knees, hips and other joints and tissues. Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed on a patient-by-patient basis to address a wide array of issues that stem from the feet. Special measuring and evaluation techniques are used to ensure the orthotics are created to correct gait problems and to provide optimal relief of pain and other issues, and they can be crafted for most types of shoes, including dress shoes and athletic shoes.