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Other Therapies

Mineral Infrared Therapy

Mineral infrared therapy originated in China and has been used for literally hundreds of conditions over the past 20 years. Many of these conditions are musculoskeletal in nature while others relate to organ systems.

In China, the TDP InfraRed lamp has been used for over twenty years, treating millions of patients for hundreds of ailments. While TDP is the abbreviation of the Chinese phonetic alphabet, the lamp is also sometimes referred to as Mineral Infrared Therapy.

The Mineral Infrared Therapy theory states that the frequencies of the minerals in the lamp have direct effects on the same minerals in our bodies. The lamp’s mineral frequencies convert the minerals in our bodies to the necessary form so that they may perform their many functions. The lamp head is positioned approximately 12-16 inches away from your body for 10 to 15 minutes.

Patient Benefits

  • Relieve muscular aches and pains caused by arthritis or soft tissue injury
  • Alleviate inflammation and edema from soft tissue injuries
  • Assist in the healing of skin disorders
  • Enhances circulation
  • Boosts cellular metabolism
  • Promote healing effects
  • Strengthens immune system

Paraffin Bath Therapy and Hot Packs

Paraffin bath therapy and hot packs are forms of superficial heat that may be used to help raise the temperature of soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin.

Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface, relaxing tissues and can temporarily relieve painful symptoms and muscle tightness. Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles in spasm is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, exercises and other treatments.

Using heat to calm tissues suffering from long term spasm or irritation is an effective way to increase flexibility, range of motion, and promote increased circulation to speed the healing process.

Patient Benefits

  • Reduction of pain
  • Helps increase circulation
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Relaxes muscle tension
  • Reduces joint stiffness
  • Prepares tissues for rehabilitation

Paraffin bath therapy is applied by dipping the hand in a warm, soothing paraffin wax, wrapping the hand, and placing it in a soft, comfortable heated mitt to maintain the heat during the course of treatment.


Whirlpool

Whirlpool hydrotherapy massages and relaxes muscles. It increases circulation in the soft tissues and helps eliminate accumulated toxins. Whirlpool massage also has a repairing effect after intensive training, exercise workout or following a muscular injury.

Patient Benefits

  • Increases circulation
  • Helps eliminate toxins
  • Pain relief
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Promotes soft tissue healing

Static Traction

Static traction gently stretches and tractions the spinal discs and surrounding muscles, ligaments and connective tissue. It can be applied to the cervical or lumbar spinal areas to reduce disc pressure on nerve root tissue. This highly comfortable and safe therapeutic treatment reduces pain and muscular spasms while promoting soft tissue healing and is helpful for treating pinched nerves, osteoarthritis and facet joint dysfunction.

Patient Benefits

  • Speeds up the rehabilitation process
  • Increases joint motion
  • Decreases pain
  • Promotes healing
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Helps patients resume normal work & social activities

Ice Packs

Ice packs are used to lower the temperature of the soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin. Ice packs applied to the surface of the skin constricts the blood vessels below the surface to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain.

Patient Benefits

  • Relieves Pain
  • Decreases swelling
  • Reduces inflammation

To find out more about any of these therapist or to schedule an appointment, feel free to email us or call us at (330) 758-4446.

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