Other Therapies

Exercise Therapy

Other Therapies Exercise TherapyAt 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

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.

Extracorporeal Acoustic Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

ESWT treatment uses focused acoustic waves to promote healing and revascularization while also breaking down scar tissue and calcifications. The micro-trauma caused by the acoustic waves induces repair and regeneration resulting in significantly reduced or eliminated pain in most patients.

Ice and Heat Therapy

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.