While chiropractic care is the central pillar for reaching optimum health, at Elite Spine Centres we also recognise the contribution that modern technology and therapies can provide in order to help us feel better faster, and speed up the natural healing process.
We aim to provide a unique combination of safe and effective, modern therapeutic technologies to go along with specific chiropractic care to make us the recognised leader for conservative care in Singapore.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Also known as “Cold Laser” since the safe energy levels involved do not heat the tissues. This is one of the most widely successful and useful therapies available today. Applying specific frequencies of red and near infra-red light at controlled dosages helps to improve cellular metabolism, improve wound and tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give pain relief.
Quality and specificity of the laser light waves are key to achieving the proper healing response in desired tissues. Elite Spine Centres has sourced its safe and effective Class 3B laser equipment from one of the leading and most trusted manufacturers in the world. You can be rest assured that your body has the greatest chance of healing quickly and safely utilising our technology.
Treatment with LLLT can be in conjunction with other manual therapies and technologies to increase speed of recovery, or can be used as a standalone therapy for some conditions. Please consult with our doctors to see what’s best for you!
Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT)
Radial Shockwave is another exciting therapy we are happy to bring you at Elite Spine Centres! It is a relatively new, non-invasive solution for a range of conditions from chronic pain, tight muscles, calcific tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, painful knees, trigger points and many others.
How does it work? During treatment with RSWT, a high-intensity acoustic pressure wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation (growth of new blood vessels), pain relief, reversal of chronic inflammation, and break down of calcium build-up (bone spurs). This helps to create a healing environment often where long-term injuries have caused tissues to lose their ability to recover on their own.
Treatments are generally pain-less, although some areas may cause an initial pricking or light stinging sensation. Many patients will feel some immediate relief on areas treated, and most should see significant improvement within 4-12 treatments depending on the severity of the problem and how long tissue damage has been present. Please consult with our doctors to determine if Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) is right for you!
Whole Body Vertical Vibration Platform (WBV)
The WBV Platform has been created to speed up the rehabilitation process so that our clients can reduce the need for prolonged sessions of in-office exercises for many issues.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is an amazing tool to help with your recovery and rehabilitation process in an easy and time efficient manner. The trick is with vertical vibration, compared to oscillating vibration (side to side), the body receives a huge amount of stimulus into the nervous system which leads to beneficial responses in multiple areas, depending how the equipment is used.
Exercise can be generally grouped into 4 main categories, Endurance, Strength, Flexibility, and Balance. With WBV, patients can see improvements in each of these areas in a very short time compared to traditional means.
Speed and amplitude of vibration can be varied, as well as exercises performed on the equipment. So whether you are a competitive athlete, a sedentary office worker, or an elderly individual, our whole body vibration platform can help you recover from and prevent injuries, as well as take your fitness and function to the next level!
Polychromatic Light Therapy (PLT)
Polychromatic Light Therapy (PLT) works on a similar principal as LLLT by stimulating the body’s natural regeneration process on a cellular level, although the type and intensity of light being emitted, and the typical use applications vary somewhat from those used in the Cold Laser or LLLT spectrum.
At Elite Spine Centres we are using PLT as a means of helping to improve blood circulation, reduce pain and stimulate healing of small fibre nerve tissue which has become damaged. Specifically using this technology along with a home exercise program and in conjunction with other in-office therapy we can safely treat and give hope to patients who may have run out of options from their medical providers.
One of the most common treatments we provide with PLT is for something known as peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition where the tiny nerves (most often in the feet and lower legs, but also sometimes in the hands) start to die off for one or more reasons. Commonly caused as a secondary condition to longstanding diabetes, long-term use of cholesterol or high blood pressure medications, poor blood circulation, and/or spinal stenosis (narrowing). If you are having nerve issues related to any of the above, please consult our doctor to see if PLT is right for you!
Accustim Adjusting Instrument
One popular instrument with many of our patients in the versatile Accustim adjusting instrument. This has a variety of attachments and can be used for helping to mobilise/manipulate the spine gently and safely for those patients afraid of, or not suited to, manual adjustments of the spine which are typically associated with the “popping” or “cracking” sounds.
It can also be useful for relaxing and loosening tight muscles during a session with the doctor to facilitate the treatment being done on a particular area. Most importantly, it delivers a rapid nerve stimulation to desired areas of the spine in order to generate a neurological response. Think of it as hitting the “reset” button at that area of your spine, and helping your brain to form a new pattern of response. Most patients love the feeling of treatments with the Accustim instrument. Just one more tool in our arsenal to bring you the best care possible at Elite Spine Centres!
NDP High Frequency Massage Instrument
Another very popular instrument with our patients, the NDP is a high-powered, high-frequency massage instrument which allows our trained staff to relax muscle tissues and prepare the patient for their treatment.
Typically used with patients after treatment on our Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) machines, the NDP both helps to reduce any small spasms in the surrounding muscles and to help drive hydration and nutrients into the discs once they have been decompressed.
Additional treatment uses by the staff or the doctor with the NDP can be added in to your treatment regimen if necessary. Please ask our doctors if this is a good option for you.
Electrotherapy has been one of the most tried and true physiotherapy technologies available at many conservative care clinics over the years.
We offer multiple forms of electrotherapy to include the most useful types for cases we typically see. Beneficial for reducing pain, muscle stimulation, reducing swelling and inflammation, and strengthening/reactivating muscles in the early stages of atrophy.
ATT-300 Intersegmental Roller Massage Tables
Specially designed for pre-treatment therapy and relaxation, the ATT-300 Intersegmental Roller Massage Table features three large rotating rollers traveling both clockwise and counterclockwise, up and down the spine, to knead and relax muscles in the neck, shoulders and lower back.
Rarely found outside of the USA where they are manufactured, Elite Spine Centres has decided to bring its patients a special treat by having a pair of these amazing ATT-300 Intersegmental Roller Massage Tables imported to Singapore exclusively for their use. Many patients have rushed schedules and may show up at our clinic feeling more tense than they would like. Just a few minutes on one of these specially designed roller tables can have the same relaxing effect as a half hour massage, getting your mind and body ready for the specific hands-on treatment to follow.