Physical medicine is the use of techniques and treatments to promote healing. This branch of medicine is concerned with the treatment of disease by physical means such as manipulation, heat, electricity, or radiation, rather than by medication or surgery.
Traditional forms of such treatment include whirlpool therapy, ultrasound therapy, and electrical stimulation therapy. Massage, manipulation, ice, heat and compression are also used. Physical medicine is used to treat:
The cold laser is the latest technology to promote healing. It uses two different wavelengths of light to stimulate the body to heal. Laser therapy is rapidly becoming the choice for patients seeking painless, non-invasive, and drug-free treatments for a wide variety of injuries, pain syndromes, neurological conditions, and pathologies.
Laser therapy sessions speed up the healing process in the cells that can help create a stronger and longer lasting effect. Your clinician is committed to providing you with the best care possible. The more you adhere to your treatment plan, the better and more long lasting the results will be. Many patients’ conditions are permanently resolved after completing their treatment plans.
Houston Foot & Ankle offers physical medicine both in the office and via referral to other facilities.