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Custom foot orthotics

 

Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot.


ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.


Diathermy 

Shortwave diathermy emits comfortable heat by generating an electromagnetic field which brings soothing relief to many patients suffering from back pain, spasm, bursitis, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions.


Diathermy also acts as a sedative to irritated nerves and induces relaxation and freer movement of muscles and ligaments. In addition to its healing benefits, diathermy helps make movement and stretching easier and less painful.


Cold Laser therapy

Cold laser therapy increases serotonin levels which lowers pain sensitivity and allows the body to heal itself by stimulating metabolic activity at the cellular level. Cold laser therapy is non-thermal and noninvasive. The clinical effects of cold laser include:

  • Activation of RNA/DNA Synthesis
  • Increases cell metabolism in the form of ATP production
  • Improves microcirculation
  • Accelerates collagen synthesis and reduces fibrous tissue formation
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces edema
  • Reduces pain
  • Stimulates T-Cell production
  • Increases levels of prostoglandins and serotonin