Physical Therapy in Omaha: Dr. Jeffrey Clark
Therapeutic Exercise Rehabilitation can help to alleviate pain by improving your muscle strength and flexibility. Weak muscles can often lead to a misshapen skeletal structure and dramatically increase the risk of injury or the worsening your condition.
Dr. Jeffrey Clark will work to examine, evaluate, diagnose and treat the impairment of each patient. Treatment consists of light cardio activity and specialized stretching to improve both strength and flexibility.
Benefits of Exercise Rehabilitation at Clark Chiropractic Clinic
- Muscle strength
- Corrected posture
- Increased joint motion
- Decreased pain
- Improved coordination
- Less joint inflammation
- Increased participation in daily activities
- Reduced stress
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation is a physical rehabilitation therapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine at our facility. These contractions help to control pain, manage inflammation and strengthen the muscle.
The electrodes are placed on the effected areas of the patient’s body around the neck, back, shoulder, knee, ankle or wrist. The therapist will then adjust the controls of the machine until the patient feels a prickly sensation and is able to comfortably target the level of stim without burning, stinging or feeling a stabbing sensation. The stimulation will increase circulation and reduce swelling thereby reducing pain sensations.
Intersegmental Traction Therapy
Intersegmental traction is non-invasive and painless and many of our chiropractic patients find this treatment modality to be very relaxing. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort. Intersegmental traction is delivered through the use of a traction table. You lay down on the table (on your back) and there are rollers just underneath the surface of the table. These rollers can be adjusted depending on your chiropractic condition and weight to gently and specifically elongate and stretch your spinal joints and muscles. This helps to reduce muscle spasms and increases your range of motion for your spinal joints (each vertebrae).
Advantages of intersegmental traction chiropractic therapy
- Increases mobility and stretches ligaments and muscles
- Reduces muscle spasms and spinal subluxations
- Increases blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.
Customized at Home Therapy Programs
Along with chiropractic and rehabilitative care, Dr. Jeffrey Clark will customize exercise programs for you to do in the comfort of your own home. These exercises will help speed up the recovery process and get you back to engaging in the sports and activities you love a lot quicker.