At Colorado Pain Care, our Physical Therapists take pride in creating a professional and personable experience for their patients. We take a hands on, personal approach to your care and support our patients throughout their healing process.
Our treatments are evidence-based, meaning our clinicians address their patient’s established diagnosis as well as the secondary compensatory issues like they body’s response to diagnoses and the way the body changes in response to treatments. Our team also focuses on educating their patients on how to avoid recurring or future injuries as related to the patient’s body type and level of recreational and professional activities.
The Physical Therapy profession has evolved to where there are substantial studies and medical directives that provide our team of clinicians with the most proven and effective methods of treatments.
Physical Therapy Treatments
Manual therapy techniques are used to facilitate joint mobilization of stiff joints and irritated nerves to restore optimal motion, maximize function, and reduce pain.
Gait Training is a conventional physical therapy method used to help improve patients’ ability to walk after suffering an injury or illness that affects their ability to get around. Gain training can help strengthen muscles, build endurance, and improve balance and posture. Gait training can be especially important to patients who are at risk for heart disease or osteoporosis by increasing mobility and overall physical activity.
Myofascial Release is a technique used by physical therapists to treat myofascial pain syndrome – a chronic pain disorder caused by the tightening and sensitivity of the tissues that support and surround muscles throughout the body. Myofascial release reduces pain by easing the tightness and tension in trigger point areas where the pain may be more severe. Our team utilizes Release and Trigger Point Release Massage techniques that are most effective for soft tissue injuries and/or musculoskeletal pain.
Our team utilizes soft tissue massages to improve musculoskeletal pain, maximize flexibility and range of motion, and to help relieve muscle tension.
Joint Mobilization techniques are focused on achieving a normal range of pain-free joint motion. Treatment can vary, depending on joint stiffness, hypermobility, and the pain associated with movement. Treatments may include mobility exercises, joint manipulation, and osteopathic-based active joint techniques.
Trigger Point Release is used to help reduce pain, increase movement, and allow the muscles to lengthen and get softer, and ultimately get stronger. Moderate pressure is applied to the area of pain (the trigger point) until the pain gradually dissipates. Trigger Point Release utilizes ischemic compression, a way to deactivate the pain in a gentle, non-invasive method.
Our therapists techniques specific to their patients’ diagnosis and recognized impairments. These methods include flexibility, strengthening, endurance, and work/recreation. The goal of therapeutic exercise is to return an injured patient to a fully-functioning, pain-free quality of life.
Mechanical Tractionis a non-invasive procedure for relieving lower back, leg, neck, and arm pain. Gentle traction force reduces the pressure on discs, improving circulation and exchange of fluids within the disc.
Paraffin Baths help treat muscular pain, joint pain, and inflammation, as well as increase circulation. Paraffin Bath therapy is fast-acting and versatile. Our physicians use this treatment to help soothe and alleviate arthritis pain, increase range of motion, therapeutic massages, and other chronic and acute pain conditions.
Contrast Bath Therapy, also known as hot/cold immersion therapy, is a treatment method where a limb or area of pain is immersed in warm water, followed by an immediate immersion in cold water. This process is repeated, alternating hot and cold. The warm water activates the body’s inflammatory system, while the cold water helps decrease inflammation.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) are devices that transmit an electrical pulse that mimics the actions of the central nervous system. The stimulation is transmitted through electrodes that adhere to the skin over selected muscle groups, causing the muscles to contract as a form of therapy. TENS/NMES therapy can be used to prevent muscle atrophy, reduce spasticity, and increase range of motion.
Sympathetic therapy is a non-invasive type of electrical stimulation for peripheral nerves in an effort to “normalize” the autonomic nervous system and reduce chronic pain.
Russian Stimulation, also known as Burst Mode Alternating Current (BMAC), is when low frequency current is delivered in a pulse or burst, which stimulates the nerves and triggers a reaction, much like motor response.
Interferential Current Therapy is used to relieve pain and speed up the process of self-healing. The current is delivered in high frequency signals that penetrate through the skin into deep muscle tissue.
Pre-Modulated Current Therapy (Premod) is similar to Interferential current therapy, but uses a single channel to mix the frequencies prior to the delivery of the current through an electrode, using only two electrodes as opposed to four. This allows the treatment area to be smaller and is beneficial when treating areas that are not big enough for four electrodes like an elbow or ankle.
Specializing in total joints and shoulder and knee pathologies.
Treatments may include a variety of manual techniques, treatment methods, and advanced technologies to help patients’ reach their goals.
Pediatric physical therapy helps children with developmental, neuromuscular, and orthopedic conditions to enable them to participate in age-appropriate activities and programs. Therapists may use a play-based environment to stimulate children’s balance, strength, and motor-skills. Pediatric physical therapy can be beneficial for patients’ suffering from cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes, developmental delays, autism-spectrum disorders, and general rehabilitation.