passive rehab & modalities
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Passive Rehab and Modalities
The overall goal of passive rehab is to decrease pain and inflammation, especially during the acute stages of an injury. This is used often in cases of acute sprains and strains, acute soft tissue trauma, and car accident injuries such as whiplash.
Electrical Stimulation – helps decrease pain by sending small electrical current into the effected tissue to reduce swelling, decrease trigger points, and aide in release of natural pain relievers called endorphins.
Therapeutic Ultrasound – improve healing time, increase blood flow, and decrease swelling in the sub-acute phase of injury. It uses deep heat to penetrate deeper into the tissue than a hotpack.
Cold Laser – numerous studies have shown cold laser to decrease inflammation, stimulate cells to speed up collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.