Our physiotherapists at First Choice Chiropractic in Phoenix Arizona, are trained to help patients of all ages struggling with function and/or movement impacted by disease, health conditions, injury, and more. It’s our holistic, drug-free approach aiding your body in recovery and training it to become stronger.
We have five effective physiotherapies at our clinic: PEMF, electrical muscle stimulation, heat and ice, massage therapy and power plates. We review your health history, listen to your needs, and guide you through an action plan to help you meet your recovery goals.
Standing for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, PEMF is one of the most researched and trusted physiotherapy treatments with over 2000 studies backing its efficacy and safety.
We all have electric currents running through every last cell in our bodies. Health issues often weaken currents, thus disrupt cell signaling. When that happens, the natural healing process slows and sometimes develops dysfunction. PEMF rejuvenates a healthy electric current, empowering your body to heal itself, increase blood flow, and better moderate inflammation.
First Choice Chiropractic is one of just a few clinics in all of Arizona that provide PEMF therapy. We use it to help patients with chronic joint pain, back pain, and to restore range of motion.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Also called e-stim, this painless therapy sends mild electrical pulses to help promote the natural healing process and mitigate pain. It makes your muscles contract repeatedly, which improves blood flow and helps repair injured muscles.
E-stim utilizes electrodes, small sticky pads placed on the skin. The current blocks pain receptors and stimulates the production of pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins.
E-stim intensity varies depending on patient needs so all you feel is a tingling sensation. It’s used to treat many forms of pain, including back, cancer, joint, arthritis inflammation and injury.
Heat & Ice
Heat and/or ice is extremely effective for a wide range of conditions and injuries, and is something patients can follow up with at home. Heat therapy works by improving circulation and blood flow to the treated area. Cold therapy works by reducing blood flow, which reduces inflammation and swelling. It can also temporarily reduce nerve activity for some pain relief.
Both therapies have a time and place. We’ll evaluate your health needs to determine which is best to use.
Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, thus reducing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
Massage therapy can also help prevent scar tissue from forming, along with break it up. Massage is often used on joints in need of healing, helping restore mobility.
Power Plate Therapy
A power plate is a platform that vibrates while you stand on it, triggering your natural muscle reflexes and causing your muscles to rapidly contract and relax 25-50 times per second. This rapid contraction and relaxation puts your body to work, engaging up to 100% of your muscles.
Power plate therapy stimulates your natural reflexes, increases muscle activation and improves circulation. It’s used for pain relief, improving athletic performance, building strength, and even to help astronauts preserve muscle mass while in space.
Research shows that whole-body vibration, when performed correctly and under medical supervision when needed, can reduce back pain, improve strength and balance in older adults, and reduce bone loss. These carefully calculated vibrations increase blood flow to muscles and bones, which promotes faster healing. Vibration is also believed to stimulate nerves to release signals for stem cells found in bone marrow to become osteoblasts or bone building cells.