Physical rehabilitation is the process that an injured or deconditioned person goes through to restore their physical functioning. Our exercise physiologists will evaluate and develop a home exercise program based on clinical findings by your doctor for you to help restore function, reduce pain, prevent lasting disability, and improve your ability to move.
Some interventions your Exercise Physiologist might use include:
- Strengthening and resistance training
- Balance and vestibular training
- Transfer training
- Exercise prescriptions
- Gait training
Physical rehabilitation can get you back to your prior level of function or maximum potential after a major injury, surgery, fall, disease, or another event that led to deconditioning. Not only will you increase your strength, but you may reduce pain and increase your activity tolerance, endurance, and balance.
We often begin with these modalities prior to your guided rehabilitative exercises:
Electrical Stimulation -
Electrical stimulation is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation to reduce pain and muscle spasms. At Millennium Wellness Center we use this therapy to help warm up muscles at the start of your session.
Therapeutic Ultrasound -
Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves above the range of human hearing to interact with tissues in the body that are either modified or destroyed. It creates a deep heat and increases the blood flow to the area being treated to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation.
Myofascial Release -
We offer myofascial release to treat muscle immobility and pain. Myofascial release therapy is a hands-on treatment that utilizes gentle, sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Spinal Traction -
At Millennium Wellness Center we use non-surgical spinal traction to help treat back or neck pain, sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, worn spinal joints, and injured or inflamed spinal nerve roots. Spinal traction creates a gentle stretch to change the force and position of the spine. By making this change, pressure is removed from the spinal discs and bulging or herniated discs may retract. Traction also helps to gently mobilize joints and stretch muscles attached to the spine.
Joint Mobilization -
Joint mobilization helps to improve range of motion and is especially helpful in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle conditions. We use joint mobilization to gently restore movement to joints that are not functioning properly.