Treatment Modalities

Sylvania Rehabilitation Center use a variety of modalities to treat patients. There are a variety of treatment modalities that can help strengthen, relax, and heal muscles. Below are a few of the treatment modalities we use:

  • Hot Pack Therapy: Moist hot packs are wrapped in layers of towels and placed on the treatment area. The heat provided by the hot packs has several important benefits. It relaxes tight muscles causing tissues to relax, decreasing pain caused by muscle tension or spasms. It also causes vasodilatation of the blood vessels, increasing circulation.
  • Cold Pack Therapy: Frozen gel packs used to treat areas of pain and inflammation. Cold packs are wrapped in towels and applied directly to a treatment area causing vasoconstriction of the blood vessels and decreasing inflammation, pain and swelling.
  • Ultrasound Therapy: Use high or low frequency sound waves that are transmitted to surrounding tissue and vasculature. They penetrate the muscles to cause deep tissue/muscle warming. This promotes tissue relaxation and is useful in treating muscle tightness and spasms. This also causes vessel vasodilatation and increased circulation.
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) Therapy: A machine using electrical transmission to decrease pain is applied to the affected area. A tingling sensation is felt in the underlying skin and muscle to disrupt pain signals being sent from the affected area to the surrounding nerves. By breaking this signal, the patient experiences less pain.