What is Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim)?
Electrical stimulation (E-Stim) is a treatment that we provide for our patients here at Physical Therapy of Milwaukee. E-stim can help treat musculoskeletal injuries, aches and pains. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of electrical stimulation.
Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions to help with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability.
What’s up with the cup?
Cupping gained popularity during the summer Olympics when we saw circular bruises all over Michael Phelps in 2016. So, was it just a fad or is it still a relevant treatment? Cupping has a long history with references going back as far as ancient Egypt. It is used all over the world for a wide variety of ailments, with many different techniques.
- The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or dysfunction, (TMD) is a common condition that limits the natural functions of the jaw, such as opening the mouth and chewing. It currently affects more than 10 million people in the United States.
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
What is Blood flow restriction therapy (BFRT)
Blood flow restrictions therapy is an innovative training method used for the development of muscle strength, combining venus occlusion and low-load resistance training. BFRT uses muscle anaerobic metabolism causing cellular swelling which increases muscle growth. BFRT uses a doppler or torniquete similar to blood pressure cuffs. You can also use an elastic band, the goal is to occlude 50-80% of blood flow to a specific muscle using higher repetitions in order to achieve muscle fatigue and improve muscle growth.
Joint manipulation: What’s poppin’ ?
What is it?
Joint manipulation is a technique that has been researched and put into physical therapy practice since 1916. However, joint manipulation has been described as a part of medical treatment dating back over 4000 years. Other professions such as chiropractors and Osteopaths use joint manipulation as well; although techniques can differ among our different professions.
Why perform barbell squats and how to perform them?
The barbell squat is an exercise that many people can benefit from. It challenges the strength and stability of your shoulders, core, hips, knees, and ankles. Almost the entire body is involved in this exercise and it can play a huge role in calories burned, strengthening, muscle building, and in coordination.