At the Wellness Institute of Nevada, a specific exercise regime is often prescribed to patients after pain in relieved through other treatments. These targeted exercise routines assist in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of these routines is to strengthen muscles and ligaments, and to retrain the affected joint structure. Strengthened muscles and ligaments help provide proper support and, accordingly, lessen chances of relapse. The joint structure functions better when retrained through movement though a full range of motion under a load.
Muscle Stimulation therapy uses electrical pulses that are transmitted to specific areas of the body through electrodes placed on the skin. The therapy is used to decrease pain and inflammation, increase circulation and to re-educate and strengthen impaired muscles.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of deep heat therapy created by sound waves. When applied to soft tissues and joints, the sound waves are a form of micro-massage that help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness and spasms.
Ice and heat have long been used to treat many painful conditions. Ice therapy is often used to reduce swelling and help control pain immediately after an injury. Heat therapy is used to relax the muscles and increase circulation and can provide relief to patients with chronic pain. Depending on the patient’s condition, a combination of ice and heat can be used.