In addition to our other therapies Iowa Family Chiropractic is pleased to offer these additional services to aid in your healing and pain management.
Vibration machines use the principles of Acceleration Training to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second, enhancing overall performance.
Acceleration Training equipment offers a host of benefits, ranging from an immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.
Acceleration Training with vibration machines creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. Furthermore, these contractions must work in multiple dimensions as the vibration machines actually oscillate in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production, or strength and power.
Near-Infrared Light Therapy
Near-infrared (NIR) light therapy is a form of treatment that employs light and heat generated by the near infrared light to treat numerous medical conditions. For example it has been known to strengthen and intensify DNA and protein synthesis in addition to increasing cellular growth. Near-infrared light therapy, utilizes the near infrared light to increase blood perfusion, oxygen partial pressure and tissue temperature. It also hastens cell repair process by directly stimulating the mitochondria.
In near-infrared light therapy, infrared radiation is focused on the injured part of the body for a certain period of time. This brings the feeling of relief to the patient. The best thing about this treatment is that it is a simple procedure and is painless. It also gives an instant relief to the patient.
Electrical stimulation to the muscle also stimulates local nerve cells and can have a pain reducing/analgesic effect due to potentially blocking the transmission of the pain signals or by stimulating the release of pain reducing endorphins. It increases localized blood flow, and can help to rehab muscle tissue that has been injured.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create deep heat within the body. This stimulates healing for acute conditions such as bursitis and tendonitis by increased blood flow to the injured area as well as decreasing pain and swelling.
Kinesio Tape is a therapeutic procedure using special tape invented by Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase, DC. Iowa Family Chiropractic offers Kinesio Tape to help complement your chiropractic adjustment by supporting muscles and joints while removing congestion (swelling) from areas of inflammation. Kinesio tape is ideal for athletes, people with achy muscles and joints, migraine sufferers, and more.
- Reduces pain by causing the body to release endorphins and encephalons (the body's natural pain relievers)
- Helps adjustments hold by gently supporting the area
- Reduces swelling by improving lymphatic flow.
- Corrects muscle function by reducing muscle fatigue and over contraction
Contact us today to set up an appointment or to find out more about how these therapies could help you.