Common PT Modalities

Definitions of some modalities commonly used in physical therapy, and how they work.

Commonly Used Modalities

Listed below are some of the common modalities and treatments that are used in our clinic


Electric Stimulation (E-stim): 

  •   Russian stimulation
  •   Neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES)
  •   Interferential Current
  •   Iontophoresis
  •   ​Pre-Modulated

Estim/Utrasound Combo

Cold Laser

Lymphedema Management- CDT

Manual Therapy: 

  • use of Graston Tool
  • MFR
  • MWM
  • ATR

​Pilates Reformer

Gait training


Posture corrections

Dance Technical/prevention

Musician Overuse treatment/prevention







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