Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures

Although the human body is designed to heal itself – it can always use a hand- no pun intended! Along with chiropractic manipulation which improves mobility and function, Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures can be used to enhance the body’s own healing processes. By reducing pain, improving circulation and anti-inflammatory responses, injured tissues can heal quicker than they would have left to time. The following descriptions should not be considered medical or chiropractic advice, and you should always consult your physician if you have any question or concerns.

Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures Available at Paragon Chiropractic


Used for reducing pain, swelling and inflammation.


Used for reducing swelling, and breaking up fibrous scar tissue, restoring joint mobility, and reducing osteoarthritic spurs.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Used for relaxing muscle tension and strengthening weak muscles.

Ultrasound/Electical Muscle Stim Combo

Used for reducing pain associated with trigger points and knots in muscles.

Shortwave Diathermy

Used for increasing circulation and relaxing tight tissue, can dry up sinuses and relax bronchial tubes and airways with coughs.

TENS Units

An acronym for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator-TENS is ideal for reducing pain to allow for freer and more natural body movements while healing.

Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyAct)

Used for stimulating a new healing response to resolve debilitating scar tissue, and injured tissues.


Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures do exatly that, they help the body’s own physiologic healing processes and not only reduce pain, but improve overall healing times.