Rehabilitation is the restoration of an injured person to the level of physical abilities they had prior to the issue or injury. Our office utilizes several different modalities to achieve this, including electrical, thermal, and mechanical. These modalities are used to relieve pain, improve circulation, and reduce muscle spasm. In our office we use heat, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound, as well as gua sha, cupping, and a wide variety of taping techniques designed to improve function. We take into account activities of daily living and instruct our patients on proper sleeping positions and ergonomic training.
Furthermore, exercise therapy and home exercise instruction are fundamental to Dr. Garfinkel’s treatments. Exercise enhances the effectiveness of chiropractic and acupuncture by increasing blood supply to the injured area and promoting healing. Additionally, when the patient is involved with their own care, they tend to recover faster.