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Physical Therapy


We have many physical therapy modalities to help you get better faster! Our Clinic offers evaluation and treatment for persons with physical disabilities and those with impairment secondary to a musculoskeletal injury.

Our Services include:

  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Electrical Muscle Stimulation speeds healing time by flushing out inflammation which causes pain. It also helps to break unwanted fibrotic tissue, allowing injured muscles to heal more completely. You will notice an immediate pain reduction through the stimulation of the nerve fibers, which distracts them from the pain.
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the application of sound waves above human hearing to tissue to increase healing in an area. Ultrasound that is applied to an injured area provides a "micromassage", or a vibration at the cellular level. This treatment decreases pain, increases flexibility, and speeds the healing process. Ultrasound may also cause mild heating to occur in the area, depending on how it is applied.
  • Cervical Traction: Cervical Traction helps to restore proper neck biomechanics and return normal function to the spine, preventing degenerative processes. This helps eliminate neck pain and headaches, allowing you to feel like yourself!
  • Moist Heat: Heat application helps relax tight muscles, and increases blood flow and nutrition to the area, which can help speed healing once the initial inflammation has subsided. It also helps the muscles and tendons respond better to being stretched and exercised. This treatment should feel like a gentle warmth, never hot or burning.
  • Ice Packs: The use of cold in therapy, or cryotherapy, is often applied to a new injury or a recently re-injured old injury to decrease pain, muscle spasm, and swelling. Ice slows blood flow to the injured area and minimizes damage done by interrupted circulation. Ice is the safest and most effective way of treating sprains, strains, muscle spasm, and bruises.
  • Lumbar Traction: Lumbar "Flexion Distraction" Traction helps to decrease the pressure in the lower back, allowing the injured tissues to heal. This is especially beneficial for disc herniations in the lumbar spine.
  • Stretching: Stretching relaxes your mind and tunes up your body, Increases range of motion, helps maintain your current level of flexibility, helps prevent injuries, reduces muscle tension and develops/Improves body awareness.
  • Exercise: Exercise Therapy is a set of repetitive stretching or strengthening maneuvers designed to develop weakened or injured muscle groups that support the spine. Specific exercises help rehabilitate and stabilize the spine.
  • Massage Therapy: Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress; and to promote health and wellness. Therapeutic Massage and Muscular Therapy offer effective, drug-free treatment for pain and stress management.

Call us today at 408-739-2273 to make an appointment.

 

 

 

Sunnyvale Back Care Specialists offers physical therapy services including ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, neck traction, low back traction, massage therapy, exercises and stre