Physical therapy has long offered modalities including electronic stimulation and mechanical traction.
Although not always appropriate, there are instances where the use of these is supported by literature. Our therapists are able to identify these and determine the best use of these to allow you to fully heal.
Mechanical Traction allows patients to unload the spine (cervical or lumbar). It has been shown to be effective when radicular symptoms are present.
Electronic Simulation can be used for several purposes: to decrease pain, to increase muscle recruitment/activation following injury or surgery to name a few.
Ask your PT today if these modalities may be right for you!
– Mary H.