When your muscles, joints, or other tissues are inflamed, painful, or stiff, you don’t have to suffer. Dr. Diane Grace Rossello at Rossello Family Chiropractic in Bowie, Maryland, uses physical therapy to restore function and alleviate your pain. If you live in Bowie, Maryland, or surrounding areas and are ready to rehabilitate your aching muscles and joints, call Dr. Rossello’s helpful staff, or book an appointment online.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy comprises a variety of treatments that resolve pain, strengthen your muscles and other tissues, and improve the way your spinal cord and joints function. Dr. Rossello performs physical therapy on the premises at Rossello Family Chiropractic.
Aspects of physical therapy include:
- Therapeutic exercise
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Ultrasound massage
- Hot and cold therapy
How can therapeutic exercise help me?
Therapeutic exercise helps you achieve an optimal level of physical fitness so that you can improve, restore, and prevent the loss of function in your joints, muscles, spine, and other bodily structures.
At Rossello Family Chiropractic, you undergo three different types of training:
- Relaxation of contracted muscles, tension, and fascia
- Improved circulation and respiratory capacity
- Improved coordination, strength, and balance
- In addition to in-office treatment, Dr. Rossello gives you exercises to do at home.
How can electrical muscle stimulation help me?
Electrical muscle stimulation reduces pain and swelling, relaxes spasms, and speeds up your recovery from an injury. Some athletes use electrical muscle stimulation to recover more quickly after an intense workout.
In the office, Dr. Rossello places electrodes on the muscles or soft tissues you want to target. An electrical current prompts tiny contractions in your muscles so that they tire, relax, and release your body’s natural pain-killing endorphins. Electrical stimulation works on both acute and chronic pain.
What does therapeutic ultrasound do?
Therapeutic ultrasound sends sound waves into your soft tissues, joints, and muscles to relieve spasms, pain, and stiffness. Therapeutic ultrasound also increases circulation and reduces inflammation in the treated areas. Studies demonstrate that ultrasound facilitates your body's healing process at the cellular level.
What are the benefits of hot and cold therapy?
Heat and cold are used to stimulate healing in cases of injury or inflammation (e.g., arthritis). Each temperature numbs pain and has its own specific benefits. Cold constricts blood vessels, which helps control inflammation and swelling. Heat calms down muscle spasms, dilates blood vessels and increases the flow of oxygenated blood to your tissues. Dr. Rossello uses cold laser therapy to accelerate healing in a variety of injuries and conditions, including fibromyalgia.
If you have a chronic or acute injury or condition that is painful or limits your mobility, contact Dr. Rossello so that she can tailor a treatment plan for you. Call the office or use the online form to start your recovery today.