Along with myofascial release, exercise therapy, and other techniques that fall into the category of physical therapy, the Boise Spine Center offers some therapeutic devices known as “physiotherapy modalities”. These modalities include ultrasound, electric stimulation, TENS, hydrocolator heating packs, ice, and Cold Laser therapy. These forms of therapy are designed to provide pain relief, ease muscle tension and spasm, and aid in tissue healing. Each of the different modalities has its own physiological effect on the body, and therefore the type of modality used depends on the nature of your condition. Chiropractors are trained to safely and effectively administer these physiotherapy modalities.
While healing remains an inexact science, we believe in practicing according to evidence-based guidelines. Conservative management approaches that use a combination of exercise therapy, soft tissue treatment, and spinal manipulation have been demonstrated to be effective means of treating back and neck pain and have been shown to help people avoid surgery, even if they were already considered surgical candidates. Because of our comprehensive treatment approach, including the highly acclaimed soft tissue treatment called Active Release Technique, the physicians at Boise Spine Center are qualified to treat all musculoskeletal injuries, including the extremities.