Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Our doctors use electrical muscle stimulation as a therapeutic method to strengthen weak muscles, reduce spasms, decrease inflammation, and minimize pain. During electrical muscle stimulation therapy, small electrodes are placed on the skin and send electrical impulses to the muscles which cause them to contract and become stronger. This unique electrical muscle stimulation therapy promotes recovery and is actually incredibly relaxing. We compare it to an electrical massage!
Dry needling is a popular technique for treating pain using a dry needle inserted into muscle, often associated with acupuncture. During a dry needling treatment, Dr. Smith or Dr. Grimaldi will insert a small filament needle through the skin into specific muscles at specific trigger points. The insertion of the needle causes a ‘twitch’ response in the muscle or muscle groups, followed by relaxation. Dry needling is a highly effective treatment that is known to increase blood flow, reduce muscle tightness, and restore range of motion.
You may be familiar with this term as its' popularity has grown over the past several years. Cupping is an ancient healing therapy to help ease pain and tension. It has also been reported to treat chronic health issues. Dr. Grimaldi or Dr. Smith will place cups on the skin, and a vacuum or suction force will pull the skin upward. This suction then draws fluid into the treated area, improving the flow of energy and blood circulation in the body and facilitating healing. Cupping is not painful, but it can leave a mark!