When you think of chiropractic treatment, you probably envision traditional techniques such manual or instrument-based spinal and extremity adjustments. But while adjustments will always play a central role in chiropractic care, a truly holistic treatment center will employ other modalities (treatment methods) as part of a whole-body healing and pain relief plan. Here at Stumpff Chiropractic, we're proud to offer a wide range of non-invasive chiropractic modalities in Plantation FL.
What Are Chiropractic Modalities?
Any physical agent that conveys therapeutic benefits to tissues can count as a treatment modality. You can think of a chiropractic modality as a non-chiropractic treatment method that enhances the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustment. In some cases, a chiropractor may even prescribe such modalities as standalone treatments. More commonly, however, chiropractors employ multiple modalities in conjunction with spinal or extremity adjustment to help patients achieve the best possible outcome.
Common Chiropractic Modalities
Chiropractic modalities can take several forms. The following examples represent some of the more common modalities used by chiropractors.
Ultrasound is a deep penetrating modality capable of producing changes in the tissue through wave formation and heat. Sound waves cause tissues to vibrate in ways that promote healing and pain relief. Benefits include:
- Increased blood flow and tissue extensibility.
- Breakdown of calcium deposits in tissues.
- Reduction in pain and muscle spasms.
Kinesio tape is a special kind of rehabilitative taping that helps facilitate the body’s healing process. It also provides support and stability to muscles and joints without compromising range of motion. (Our clinic uses a state-of-the-art kinesiology tape called RockTape.) When applied with the proper skill and technique, kinesio tape can provide:
- Pain alleviation.
- Improved blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
- Reinforcement of weak, stiff, or recuperating muscles.
Interferential/Electric Muscle Stimulation
Interferential/electric muscle stimulation involves the application of alternating current through the attachment of electrode pads. The chiropractor sets the muscle stimulation machine to a frequency specific to each individual patient. The electrical current provides the following benefits:
- Drug-free pain relief through the relaxation of muscle spasms.
- Increased circulation to the injured tissue for accelerated healing.
- Reduction of edema (swelling) caused by retained fluids.
Therapeutic cupping is a form of ancient Chinese medicine that has been linked to acupuncture as well. At Stumpff Chiropractic, we use therapeutic cupping as a kind of deep tissue massage to break up fascial adhesions, increase blood flow, and provide support to a painful area of the body, both as a standalone treatment and in conjunction with active motion treatment techniques. If you undergo therapeutic cupping, you may notice benefits such as:
- Reduced pain.
- Optimized circulation for speedier healing.
- Increased range of motion at the treatment site.
Our Professional Chiropractor in Plantation
Stumpff Chiropractic has a proven track record of success in combining chiropractic adjustment with various chiropractic modalities and lifestyle guidance to help individuals get over injuries and cope with chronic conditions. Our holistic approach proves comprehensive treatment that enables all your body's systems and parts to work together more efficiently. Dr. Stumpff's own initial experience with chiropractic care involved the use of multiple modalities that helped him overcome a painful knee problem and get back to his favorite athletic activities.
In his own words, Dr. Stumpff's unique selling point is "providing short term pain relief to get you back to your daily activities as soon as possible". His use of chiropractic modalities in Plantation allows our clinic to achieve that goal time and time again.
Maximize Your Treatment Options at Stumpff Chiropractic
Don't limit your chances of regaining physical function and comfort by limiting the treatment options available to you. Instead, take advantage of our many chiropractic modalities in Plantation. Call (954) 368-4054 or book an appointment through our website.