Physical therapy is a combination of manual techniques that utilise massage therapy, electrotherapy and functional exercise together with patient education and training for the prevention, enhancement and restoration of normal movement and physical function of the body that has been impaired by injury.
Physical therapy can be used to treat a wide range of injuries, acute and chronic pain conditions and can also help patients with recovery and return to daily tasks and activities following surgery.
The goals of physical therapy are to help reduce pain and swelling and to restore or increase flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, agility and balance.
Your physical therapist will assess your condition, talk to you about your symptoms and then work with you on a treatment and maintenance plan specific to your needs.
Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) therapy is non invasive and very effective physical therapy modality used for the treatment of nerve and muscle pain and many other conditions using specific frequencies and micro amperage current.
The frequency specific effect is remarkable and reproducible and can often produce immediate and dramatic changes in tissue that make it an indispensable tool in treating pain and many other health concerns.
FSM has changed what is possible in pain management. FSM can treat acute and chronic pain conditions quickly, easily and comfortably and it is one of the safest and most cost effective therapies available.
Nerve pain from nerve traction injuries, disc bulges, herniations and shingles can be treated successfully with FSM. There are protocols for kidney stone pain, disc and facet joint generated pain that can give rapid and often lasting relief.
The protocol for fibromyalgia associated with neck trauma offers pain relief, unprecedented changes in inflammation and hope for the many patients who suffer from this condition. FSM can also be used to treat scar tissue, tendonitis, ligament injuries, frozen shoulder, fractures, peripheral neuropathies, irritable bowel syndrome and many other conditions associated with inflammation.
Denise Curtis and Gary Reid are our resident physical therapists.
Denise is available Mondays and Fridays.
Gary is available Wednesdays.