Physical Therapy Health Care           
Center of Hamden
, LLc


Dr. Bryan W. Barry
2821 Old Dixwell Avenue Hamden, Ct 06518
P: 203-288-2821                       F: 203-288-2854
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  Cryotherapy
    The application of cold or ice used to compress and reduce
    swelling in the tissues.  Surface cooling restricts blood flow,
    numbs painful area's, and relaxes muscle spasms.

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    Moist Hydrocolator Heat
    Applying moist heat to your body increases blood flow to the
    tissues,improves joint function, and increases metabolism.
    When a muscle tissu erelaxes joint and muscle function
    improve. This therapy can also increase blood and lymph
    circulation.



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    Interferential Electro-Therapy
    Interferential therapy is a treatment to aid in the relief of pain and
         the promotion of soft tissue healing. Waves of electrical impulses
 intersect below the skin surface and prompt the body to secrete
 endorphins and other natural pain killers.


     
     
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    Spinal Adjustments
    A chiropractic adjustment is a specific force applied in a specific
         direction to reduce nervous system and spinal dysfunction.


     

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    Ultrasound
    Ultrasound is used as a therapeutic treatment for soft tissue injuries.
    Sound waves penetrated the deep tissues in the body breaking up
    scar tissue and giving the patient a warm relaxing feeling. It also
    works great on the bursal tissue of the body.


     

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    Myofascial Release
    A trigger point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness.
    This tenderness can interfere with normal muscle function causing
    weakness and loss of range of motion. Myofascial release is a highly
    effective way to reduce muscle spasm and relax a hyperactive muscle.


     
     
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    Intersegmental Traction
    Introducing a passive wave of motion into the spine of a patient
    is a great way to prepare for a spinal adjustment. Most patients
    find this relaxing and therapeutic as motion re-enters their spine.


     

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    Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise
    Every patient must participate in some form of rehabilitation,  
         it may be home therapy or in office.Core spinal exercises and
 strengthening are important for maintaining strength and flexibility
 between adjustments.




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    Acupuncture

    Acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through balancing the
    body's energy system.  The stimulation of specific points (acupoints) on the
    body can influence physiological processes maintaining homeostasis
    (balance).