Physiotherapy is the treatment method that aims to restore, maintain and make the most of a patient’s function and well-being. In practice, this treatment is divided into two distinctive methods, active and passive physiotherapy.
Passive physiotherapy is the treatment method that does not require the patient to move their muscle and joints. This may be because a patient’s muscles are still too weak to complete certain exercises or that the patient is still experiencing too much pain or discomfort.
Active physiotherapy, on the other hand, is a step up from passive methods. The patient will begin to actually use their body and muscles and actively engage in the treatment method.
At ACC, our physiotherapists are highly educated healthcare providers. They follow closely with the doctors to monitor your conditions.
We provide a range of different passive physiotherapy methods includes:
- Heat & Ice Therapy: Heat can be very beneficial for chronic pain and stiffness. By placing a moist heat pack on the skin, it can help improve circulation and blood flow. Ice, on the other hand, is recommended for acute injuries. It works by reducing blood flow to reduce inflammation and swelling, especially around a joint or a tendon. It can temporarily reduce nerve activity, which can also relieve pain.
- Therapeutic Ultrasound: this method can be utilized for injuries related to most soft tissues, joints, and muscle spasms. When applied to problem areas in soft tissues and joints, it produces heat that helps reduce inflammation and increase blood flow, in addition to decreasing pain, stiffness, and spasms. It can facilitate the body’s healing process at the most basic cellular level.
- Electro Modalities: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. TENS can be beneficial for muscle spasms and alleviate pain.
At ACC, our doctors and physical therapists are highly educated healthcare providers. We have provided our services and given new hope to thousands of patients suffering from debilitating pain and chronic spinal problems.