If you struggle with aches and pains, turn to Pain Relief Centre in St. Augustine, FL, for modality therapy. We use a variety of techniques in conjunction with other therapies to provide relief for your pain and help your body heal. Contact us today if you’d like to bring down your pain levels and increase your overall wellness.
In a physical therapy context, modalities are types of energy — mechanical, thermal, or electrical — that can cause physical changes in the body. At Pain Relief Centre, our therapists use electrical stimulation, ultrasonic waves, and heat in combination with different exercises. These exercise modalities address a variety of physical difficulties, including but not limited to:
- Muscle spasms
- Joint pain
- Neck and back pain
- Bone fractures
- Scar tissue
Different modality therapies can be used to target different areas of the body, reducing pain and helping prepare muscles and soft tissues for further treatment if necessary.
Exercise Modality Options
Different modalities have different effects, so your therapist at Pain Relief Centre will carefully select the ones that will work best for your specific condition.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
EMS therapy sends a low voltage electrical current through electrodes attached to your skin. Electrical stimulation causes muscles to contract and relax, which helps with muscle strengthening and reduces pain and swelling. It also increases blood flow to the affected area and helps the body produce more hormones that facilitate healing.
We use EMS therapy to treat pain, muscle spasms, and inflammation, as well as speed healing after surgery or injury.
We’ll use a handheld transducer that emits ultrasonic sound waves over the injured area. These waves will pass through the skin and stimulate muscles, tendons, and deep tissues. Ultrasound therapy can help relieve pain, improve circulation, speed healing of bone fractures, and treat issues like plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow.
Our therapists will use moist heat packs to soothe damaged or inflamed tissue. This will reduce pain and swelling and increase circulation to the area. Heat treatments will help improve mobility in preparation for further physical therapy exercises.
Each of these exercise modalities can be used to treat specific conditions and promote wellness. More generally, we use them to reduce pain and swelling so our patients can complete stretches and exercises to address the root cause of their pain. Our goal at Pain Relief Centre is to help your body heal itself and improve your mobility and quality of life.
Contact us today to begin your journey to full health and wellness.