In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Southridge employs a varity of therapies to aid in the healing process.

Muscle Stimulation
This type of therapy uses light electrical pulses that are transmitted to specific areas of the body through electrodes placed on the skin. There are many different types of electrical stimulation. Some are more beneficial for pain relief or to reduce inflammation, some for muscle spasm, and some actually cause muscles to contract in order to reduce muscle atrophy. Some have combination effects.

Ultrasound
Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of deep heat therapy created by sound waves. When applied to muscles and joints, the sound waves form of micro-massage that increases the blood flow in that region. This increase in the blood flow will bring nutrients to the area and rid the waste which helps reduce swelling. This therapy helps to decrease muscle tightness and pain, while promoting healing of the tissues.

Graston Technique
This procedure allows us to detect and treat areas of "scar tissue" or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can lead to pain and dysfunction. In the healing process our body attempts to repair muscles, tendons and ligaments with "scar tissue". This scar tissue is not as strong and flexible as normal, healthy, undamaged tissue. Over time we can have a build up of this fibrous scar tissue, particularly in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (in some areas it may even mat down and entrap a nerve). This technique allows us to better detect and treat these areas because it uses a stainless steel instrument that glides along a patient's muscle, tendons or ligaments and acts like a "scar tissue" stethoscope. The instrument can be used to "break up" this restriction or adhesion in a short amount of time. Stretching exercises are then used to promote realignment of the fibers so that they behave more like normal, healthy tissue. The Graston Technique is not appropriate for every patient condition. If you have not experienced this technique and you still have lingering discomfort or stiffness, please ask us whether you may be helped by this effective new treatment.

Cold Laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy is the use of low intensity photonic energy as a treatment modality. Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy, with the three primary reactions being, reduction of inflammation, cell regeneration, and increased blood flow. Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective modality that has been proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema, and promote healing.

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