Sore muscles don't going away by themselves.
Medical massage therapy is generally recommended for patients suffering from joint or muscle pains brought on by physical trauma following an accident. This may also be recommended by a physician for patients suffering from repetitive work-related movements such as the regular and continuous lifting of heavy objects. However, medical massage isn’t just for people suffering from accidents or work-related injuries. Joint and muscle pains may also occur as a symptom of age-related conditions like arthritis, or other musculoskeletal conditions.
With that said, Premier Health Chiropractic provides various massage therapy modalities for patients in order to give them the exact treatment that they need. This enables us to properly address each patient’s specific condition, ultimately translating into an effective and successful treatment.
Prior to applying a specific method or combination of massage methods, our process at the clinic starts with a thorough examination of the patient. In cases where medical massage was advised by the patient’s doctor, we will take into account the physician’s findings and goals for treatment. Working in conjunction with the patient’s doctor ensures that the patient receives the best treatment possible to correct their injuries.
Among the methods employed at our clinic are electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapy.
With electrical stimulation, the therapist will place electrodes on the patient’s skin that targets the muscle fibers on the injured area/s. The electrical current stimulates these muscle fibers to encourage muscle contraction and promote healing. Depending on the patient’s condition, the electrical current may be increased or decreased according to the level of contraction desired. In other words, this method is used to contract and strengthen the muscles to aid the patient’s healing.
With ultrasound therapy, high-frequency sound waves are used to produce heat to relieve pain on the injured area. This massage therapy modality achieves its healing purpose by speeding up the body’s metabolism, improving circulation, breaking down of softening scar tissues, reducing chronic inflammation or swelling, and reducing nerve root irritation.
Patients suffering from arthritis, tendonitis or other musculoskeletal injuries are often advised to undergo this type of treatment.
Other conditions or injuries
Apart from the conditions mentioned above, medical massage is applied to patients suffering from the following injuries:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Neck pain
- Migraines and headaches