Path to a Pain-Free Lifestyle
Journey - How to Begin
1. Schedule an Evaluation Appointment
initial examination and therapy session lasts one hour. Each succeeding therapy
session normally lasts between 45-60 minutes depending on the number of
pain areas involved. It is important to understand that healing is a biological
process which takes time. The duration of the total therapeutic program depends
- How much damage has been done
- Length of time the condition has existed
- How rapidly your body heals
- State of your general health
- Stress factors influencing your life
Your therapist will recommend a course of treatment based on the evaluation
and your feedback.
2. Review the Therapeutic Options
a rule, neuromuscular
and Class IV laser
combination clear the way for rapid results. Many patients
following this course of treatment realize immediate pain relief after their
first Class IV laser session.
With Physical Therapy
patients have access to a host of theraputic options and receive an assessment by
a licensed PT. After the evaluation, a custom plan is crafted to address your specific rehabilitation needs.
Patients who have pain associated with chronic disease, major physical
distress or multiple areas of treatment to address, may consider alternative options
or a suppliment to PT. That's why we designed the therapeutic choices
Circle of Care.
gives the therapist free reign to utilize modalities in the volume and combination
to efficiently reduce discomfort and improve
3. Follow Through on Your Therapy Plan
your course of treatment a priority. Your quality of life and how you interact
with others is reliant on how you feel. When you are out of balance it impacts
your performance and how you deal with friends and family. Why suffer
Bay Area Neuromuscular Therapy Center offers
packages and won't turn away anybody who is in pain! Services may
be covered by your health insurance. Give us a call and we will check it out!
Additional Tools of the Trade
common methods utilized to address inflammation and pain relief include:
Stimulation (E-stem) - uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle
or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various
locations the targeted muscle or group of muscles receive adjustable and
intermittent electrical stimulation. Along with increased muscle strength, the
contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area to assist in
Application of Moist Heat and Ice Therapies - Heat and cold may be
applied separately to either relax an area or reduce swelling. Application of
these two methods alternately is called a Contrast Bath, which delivers the
benefits of both (heat/cold) and improves blood flow.
Kinesio Taping-Involves taping over and around muscles and joints to increase circulation to the injured area, as well as lymphatic drainage.
This method reduces swelling, bruising and pressure on sensitive pain receptors.
Ultrasound - Ultrasound therapy uses high-energy sound waves (those
above the range we hear) to help ease painful joints and muscles. Ultrasound
treatment is done by a therapist who guides the waves into the body from the
head of an ultrasound machine.
Topical Creams - A variety of options for topical treatments exist to aid in pain relief.