Physiotherapy & Rehab

physiotherapy back pain facts to know

Are you looking for help with physiotherapy in Vadnais Heights?  The team at Jackson Chiropractic Clinic is here to help.


Types of Physical Therapy We Offer

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping the body to release natural relievers of pain often referred to as endorphins.

This is a great therapy if there is a spasm in a back or neck muscle. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. Short therapy sessions are excellent at facilitating healing from acute and chronic pain.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a part of Chinese Medicine and has been for over 2,500 years along with herbology and Acupuncture. Today glass cups of varying sizes or used but originally animal horn was used, later brass then ceramic and bamboo cups were used.

Cupping can be likened to a deep tissue massage but the practitioner applies heat in a cup which is then placed in most cases on the back. A vacuum effect is generated by the heat and this draws the skin up into the cup.

Generally cupping is used in treatment for aches and pains of varying kinds such as low back and leg pain, fibromyalgia and neck and shoulder tension. Cupping also benefits the lungs in respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma, coughs and such as it helps open up the chest. Cupping is also of use in digestive problems, stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea and even menstrual problems.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.

Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.

Intersegmental Traction Table

This therapy involves a table with rollers fitted to move along the entire length of the spine. The rollers gently mobilize various segments of the spine.  This table provides gentle traction of the vertebrae along the back and neck allowing overall relaxation of the muscles of the back and neck.


Conditions That Physiotherapy Helps in Vadnais Heights

Physiotherapy helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physiotherapy or "medically directed rehab" helps restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Our Vadnais Heights patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.

Treatment often includes exercise; especially for patients who have been immobilized or who lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physiotherapy helps encourage patients to use their muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion. More advanced exercises focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.

Physiotherapy also helps treat a wide range of disorders; such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy.


FAQ's About Physiotherapy

Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physiotherapy?

  • Yes. All Physiotherapy patients are prescribed treatment from their physician prior to their therapy being scheduled.

What is the difference between chiropractor and a physiotherapists?

  • Our physicians perform a comprehensive analysis of range of motion, including identifying the joints involved, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances and structural pathologies. A chiropractor will treat the spine and are able to order special tests like X-rays, MRIs and blood tests.

How Physiotherapy Works

Jackson Chiropractic Clinic of Vadnais Heights was designed to provide an ideal environment for healing your body, through chiropractic, massage or physiotherapy. When you arrive at our office, our physicians will take a thorough history, and evaluation of the entire body including posture and biomechanics, range of motion and joint mobility to find out the cause of pain or disability. You will then discuss treatment options and goals, so that we can customize a treatment plan catered to you.

Each session will last roughly one hour. The frequency of visits and the length of treatment is determined by the physician who prescribed the treatment.

The results are typically a result of the patient’s commitment. When the patient follows the plan, does their exercises as often as suggested and using the proper techniques, the treatment is typically very successful.


Before Your Appointment

It is a good idea to arrive at your physiotherapy appointment properly dressed. It is best that you wear snug comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement. It is also a good idea to bring your insurance card, a form of identification, the prescription that your physician gave you, and if needed, your co-pay.


If you are interested in Physiotherapy in Vadnais Heights, call our Jackson Chiropractic Clinic team today!

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Thursday
11:00am - 7:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday
By Appointment

Jackson Chiropractic Clinic
3508 Rice Street
Vadnais Heights, MN 55126
(651) 483-4321