In addition to manual physical therapy, there are other helpful treatment modalities that we incorporate into your care plan to wellness, greater ease of movement, and renewal of self.
Reiki taps into the energy fields in your own body and works to unblock areas that have decreased flow due to trauma, repetitive use, and surgery. By re-establishing flow to these blocked areas, circulation is increased resulting in relaxation and pain reduction. For some patients, Reiki is also effective for reducing nausea associated with chemotherapy and radiation.
Tapping into your own energy fields in your body and trying to unblock areas that have decrease flow because of trauma, repetitive use, and surgery. We re-establish flow to the blocked area; this has an effect on blood flow and circulation. Generalized system response causes relaxation and pain reduction. For some patients, Reiki is also an effective and reducing nausea associated with chemotherapy and radiation.
In Chinese cupping, an ancient therapy, the practitioner applies glass or silicone cups to the body to create suction that increases blood flow in the area. It is based on the belief that health problems are exacerbated by stagnant blood and poor energy flow. From a physical therapy perspective, because bodily pain is often associated with inflammation, cupping can draw blood to the affected part of the body, relieve muscle tension, and improve circulation.
Emotional freedom techniques are often used to treat people with anxiety and post-traumatic stress, like the kind that arises after surgery. Like acupuncture, EFT focuses on meridian points, to restore balance to the body’s energy. EFT uses finger tapping to apply pressure in a deliberate sequence of moves. Over time, EFT can restore balance to your body’s disrupted energy.
In applying pressure to specific touch points on the hands, feet, or ears, reflexology reduces muscle tension, relieves fatigue, and promotes calmness and a sense of well-being. It may also improve blood and lymph circulation and increase energy by stimulating nerve supply.
Though it may look like acupuncture, dry needling is the practice of inserting needles without medication into muscles to reduce tension and myofascial pain. (Acupuncture is targeted at the nervous system.) By focusing on trigger points – locations in the muscles where knots and spasms are focused – dry needling can increase range of motion in parts of the body affected by injury, surgical incisions, or other trauma.