At HealthQuest Physical Therapy, physical therapists also use a variety of modalities to help our clients reduce pain and restore function. Here are three types of physical therapy modalities that our physical therapists use to aid in your recovery.
- Iontophoresis – Iontophoresis is a form of electrical stimulation that physical therapists use to administer medication into a patient’s body through the skin. It is a therapeutic modality that is used in some specialized treatment plans based on the needs of the patient. It can treat a variety of conditions, such as bursitis, tendinitis, or the management of scar tissue.
- Phonophoresis – Phonophoresis is a therapeutic modality that our Southeast Michigan physical therapists use to relieve inflammation in affected muscles, tendons, ligaments, or arthritic joints. With this treatment, high-frequency sound waves are employed through ultrasound technology, as a way to administer medication or another healing chemical to the injured body part through the skin.
- Ultrasound – If you are suffering from a neuromuscular deficit, ultrasound imaging may benefit you. Ultrasound imaging can help in the rehabilitation process of neuromuscular disorders that impair muscle function. Also referred to as rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI), it can help our Southeast Michigan physical therapists come to a diagnosis based on the evaluation of your muscles and other soft tissues, seeing how your body functions during exercise and rest, and how it performs general physical tasks.
Our goal at HealthQuest Physical Therapy is to provide an advanced integrated approach to minimize or eliminate your pain. Contact HealthQuest Physical Therapy today to find out how our physical therapy modalities can help you recover.