Muscle and Spinal Pain are No Match for Affiliated Physical Therapy
Do you suffer from a sore back or muscle pain? Affiliated Physical Therapy can help! We offer a variety of therapy modalities to help you manage your pain and start to feel better. Our staff can use three different modalities to address your spinal and muscle pain, which means that we can assist with pain caused by many different issues. You can trust our physical therapists, Matt and Andrew, to do their best to treat your pain and get you back on your feet.
Some of Our Popular Therapeutic Modalities Include:
Low Level Laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy is an FDA-approved therapeutic physical modality which involves the application of infrared light to a specific area of injury. Light energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by cells, increasing mitochondrial function, ATP, RNA, and protein synthesis, which enhances normal cellular activities and functions. Effects of low-level laser therapy include but are not limited to: increased circulation and formation of capillaries, reduced or eliminated acute and chronic pain, reduced inflammation and swelling, improved nerve function, repairs to the bone and soft tissue, and increases in mobility and muscle function.
Electrical Stimulation & Ultrasound
Electrical stimulation and ultrasound are typically used for pain control and the facilitation of tissue healing. Ultrasound may be used to increase the metabolic rate of tissue, increase extensibility of collagen, increase blood flow and tissue healing, and decrease pain and muscle spasms. Electrical stimulation uses electrical currents to increase strength and prevent disuse atrophy, stimulate sensory nerves to reduce pain, and stimulate or alter the healing process of injured tissue to prevent scar tissue.
Cervical & Lumbar Traction
Therapeutic spinal traction uses manually or mechanically created forces to stretch and mobilize the spine. Traction may be applied as a continuous force or intermittently. Traction may alleviate pain by stretching tight spinal muscles that result from spasm and widen intervertebral foramen to relieve nerve root impingement. Techniques applied in spinal traction are dependent in part on the patient's physical condition, disorder, individual tolerance, and the spinal level(s) being treated.
Call Us to Help You Feel Better
Affiliated Physical Therapy is here to help you feel better. We promise to provide you with the highest quality care and utmost compassion when you choose us as your local physical therapists. Since 1984, we have served the Clarksburg-Bridgeport, WV, area from our office in Nutter Fort, offering quality therapy by licensed physical therapists. Matt and Andrew have over 36 years of combined experience helping our patients manage and alleviate their pain.
Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment: (304) 622‑5822.