Evidence Based Recovery (Part 3): Acupuncture, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Laser Therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen
In our two previous posts of evidence based recovery, Part 1 covered massage therapy, foam rolling and stretching and Part 2 covered compression garments, heat and ice. In part 3 of the our review of recovery modalities, we will cover acupuncture, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser therapy and hyperbaric oxygen.
Image 1. Example of acupuncture for neck pain (courtesy of WebMED)
Image 2. Clinical demonstration of therapeutic ultrasound for injury recovery (courtesy of Healthline)
Image 3. Demonstration of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for neck pain (courtesy of Solutions Physical Therapy)
Image 4. Demosntration of low level laser therapy for back injury (courtesy of gulfcoastspinecare.com)
Image 5. Example of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for recovery (courtesy of SpineUniverse)