Do you live in Hopewell Junction, New York and suffer from chronic or acute muscle pain? Find a physical therapist in Hopewell Junction now.
Qualifications and Partners
A physical therapist in Hopewell Junction should be licensed to practice in your state, meaning they have completed the required number of hours of practice and have passed a physical therapy licensing exam. Often times, physical therapists will be have help from physical therapy assistants, who are usually themselves training to become physical therapists. Another partner of the physical therapist is a medical doctor, who usually supervises and oversees physical therapy treatments.
What Can a Physical Therapist Do For Me?
A physical therapist Hopewell Junction can render a wide variety of treatments for you. They can design and combine a specialized course of treatment unique to you, dependent on your specific needs
1. Mechanical Traction: Mechanical traction helps joints move and stay hydrated and eases back pain and swelling by separating the space between the bones in the spine.
2. Paraffin Bath: A paraffin bath works wonders for arthritis-ridden joints, as in the hands, wrists, and feet. It eases pain but also alleviates stiffness in the joints and facilitates movement.
3. Ultrasound: Ultrasound reduces swelling, repairs scar tissue, and relieves pain deep in muscles, tendons, and ligaments very close to the attach point at the bone. The technique distributes heat deep into the tissue to provide what is essentially a micro massage.
4. Electric Muscle Stimulation: Electrical Muscle Stimulation is perfect for acute or chronic pain, scar tissue (adhesions), muscle spasms, and swelling. It inserts a small device to spread an electrical current into a specific muscle to relax the tissue.
5. Lontophoresis: Lontophoresis reduces swelling and pain via a small electrical current which goes through the skin and distributes medication.
6. Cold Therapy (Cryotherapy): Cold therapy utilizes the anti inflammatory effects of cold to reduce swelling and inflammation via ice massage, ice packs, or commercial cold packs to the injured area. The cold will cause the blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow. After the cold subsides, blood flow will again increase and this will help healing.
7. Moist Heat: Moist heat utilizes the soothing effects of heat to ease spasms, chronic pain or long lasting pain. Heating pads, moist heat packs, dry heat packs, or commercial heat packs are applied to affected area, where they have the effect of causing blood vessels to dilate, thus increasing blood flow and promoting relaxation and healing.
If you are looking for a physical therapist in Hopewell Junction area, contact Advanced Health & Injury Care. To learn more what they can do for you, visit them online.