CPS Services

Dry Hydrotherapy Beds

Dry Hydrotherapy Beds combine the healing benefits of water, heat and massage in a single modality and allow the user to remain clothed and comfortably dry throughout the modality.

Intersegmental Traction Tables

Intersegmental Traction Tables mobilize the spinal column while simultaneously and gently stretching ligaments and muscles. This increases the blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.

Electrical Stimulation

One way to get a muscle moving is to move it electrically. With a sophisticated machine, electrical current is passed into the muscles via electrodes. While electrical stimulation sounds alarming, it is actually painless there is only a prickling sensation directly under the electrodes as the current passes though the muscles. This will NOT damage the surface of the skin. The intensity of the electrical stimulation is easily adjusted to accommodate the pain tolerance of the patient.

Electrical Stimulation can assist in strengthening a weakened muscle; “re-educate” a muscle involved in reconstructive surgery or one that has been immobilized for a long time (atrophy); fatigue a painful muscle spasm; break up adhesions; and stimulate blood flow to the involved area, which will promote healing by reducing swelling and flushing away waste products.

Interferential Stimulation

Interferential Stimulation is a type of electrical stimulation that uses paired electrodes of two independent circuits carrying medium frequency alternating currents. The electrodes are aligned on the skin so that the current flowing between each pair intersects at the underlying target, thus maximizing the current permeating the tissues while reducing to a minimum unwanted stimulation of cutaneous nerves. Interferential stimulation is a technique that reduces pain, improves range of motion, and promotes local healing following various tissue injuries.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a painless modality used to penetrate the skin and deep soft tissues with frequency sound waves. The waves cause the tissue to vibrate, which in turn makes the tissue more accepting of the nutrients supplied by the blood. The vibrations also aid in the elimination of cellular waste products. In therapy terms, it is called Membrane Permeability. A secondary effect of ultrasound is the production of deep heat. Any time cells move at a high speed, heat is produced.

Ultrasound can be used for many ailments; sprains, strains, contusions, tendonitis, bursitis, and scar tissue. Length of treatment times range from 5 to 15 minutes.

Hot Packs/Cold Packs

Hot packs produce moist heat and are used for the superficial heating effects. The hot packs are used for 10 – 15 minutes per area. The heat penetrates into the subcutaneous tissues and superficial muscle layers. There are three physiological effects: increased blood supply to the area, increased temperature and thus relaxes muscles, and increased sweat releasing toxins.

Hot packs are used in conjunction with other modalities in therapy, such as ultrasound, tables, beds, and exercise. Moist heat penetrates better then dry heat.

Cold packs are used in the management of pain and / or edema and are effective in decreasing muscle guarding and spasms.

Physiological effect: When cold is applied to the surface of the skin, the initial response is vasoconstriction of superficial blood vessels resulting in reducing blood flow and limiting fluid accumulation. The lower temperature also suppresses inflammation and produces a local anesthetic response.

Cervical Traction

Cervical Traction is a physical therapy modality used for whiplash, cervical arthritis, radiculitis, and cervical discs. Cervical Traction gives the small muscles of the neck region a slow, prolonged stretch, and it separates the spaces between cervical vertebrae to relieve pressure on nerve roots and/or discs in the neck region.

Massage Therapy

Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical (anatomical), functional (physiological), and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids.

Kinesio Taping (K-taping)

The Kinesio Tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. This is a taping technique based on the body's own natural healing process and is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion. Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and Pain Management.

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