Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Electric Muscle Stimulation

How Does EMS Work
EMS works by creating hundreds of tiny contractions to relax and tire out the muscles. The process ultimately relieves pain and discomfort with the added benefit of releasing endorphins in the body, which are a natural pain reliever. The entire process allows nutrients to flow to the affected area, which increases recovery times!

EMS helps alleviate some pain of all sorts, be it acute or chronic. If you have recently undergone an injury or are experiencing pain throughout your body, ask your Peoria Chiropractor if EMS or similar services might be right for you.

 A deeper form of electrical stimulation is Interferential Current Therapy. Electrodes are similarly placed throughout the affected area, which is activated by an Interferential Current device to send small quantities of electrical vibrations throughout the local area. 

Interferential Current Therapy Commonly Treats:

  • Inflammation

  • Edema/Swelling

  • Stiff joints

  • Muscle spasms

  • Joint injuries

  • Circulatory and muscle disorder

  • Restoring range­-of­-motion 

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercises can help alleviate chronic pain as well as act as a preventative means of warding off future discomfort. It will promote a range of related exercises to our patients to diminish many forms of pain with the focus on restoring flexibility, muscle, and stamina

Additional objectives of Therapeutic exercise include:

  • increased range of motion in their joints

  • Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and ligaments

  • Improving breathing and stamina

  • Improving coordination and flexibility

Dr. Richard A. Olson recommends a wide variety of exercises to our patients, all dependent on their conditions. The first goal is always to expedite the patients’ recovery and alignment while avoiding invasive surgeries. These prescribed exercises are meant to be performed in the comfort of your home and on your schedule.

Here at Dr Olson Health, we strive to ensure we offer the most effective services for our patients. As a long-time chiropractor in Peoria IL, our mission is always to ensure our community’s health and happiness.

Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental Traction

Roller Massage Table

Have you tried our Roller Massage Table? It… is… so… very… RELAXING!

The Roller Massage Table (Intersegmental Traction) is used to improve mobility and circulation in the joints of the spine. In spinal injuries or mechanical problems of the spine, the joints of the spine lose their mobility. 

Due to its soothing effect on the spine and spinal nerves, the Roller Massage Table (Intersegmental Traction) is also relaxing. It reduces tension and stress as well as helps the spine become stronger and more mobile. This aids in prevention of possible recurring spinal injuries.

So, at your next appointment, ask Dr. Olson if the Roller Massage Table would be good for you!

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