What are Therapeutic Modalities? | ACP

Choosing the right Rehabilitation Program and Therapy Team can play an important role in recovery.

What are Therapeutic Modalities?

Our specialized treatment programs provide non-surgical, medication-free treatment options for a wide range of conditions. They have been developed around medical research using proven rehabilitation procedures. The programs may also use medical technology called “Therapeutic Modalities,” such as ultrasound therapy, shortwave diathermy, gentle electrical stimulation or infrared light. Therapeutic Modalities are often used by professional sports teams to manage pain, re-educate muscles and increase circulation for improved healing after an injury.

Are Therapeutic Modalities safe and effective?

The Therapeutic Modalities in our specialized treatment programs use state-of-the-art medical technology that has been used safely and effectively for many years among people of all ages. The treatments are comfortable and well accepted by patients.

Are Therapeutic Modalities used in all of ACP’s specialized treatment programs?

Depending on the patient’s condition, needs and goals, therapists may use a variety of therapy techniques to get the best results. These therapies may or may not include the use of Therapeutic Modalities.

Who should consider trying our specialized treatment programs?


Our specialized treatment programs may be helpful in the treatment of many common conditions and related symptoms experienced by aging adults and others.

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Coordination or balance problems
  • A recent fall or fear of falling
  • Recovery from a joint replacement
  • Complications from a stroke
  • Loss of movement
  • Bladder problems
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle weakness related to COPD

How can you or your loved one get help?

ACP’s specialized treatment programs- including therapeutic modalities are offered by thousands of recognized skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, outpatient clinics and other rehabilitation providers around the country. You should speak to your or your loved one’s doctor about these treatment options and call 1-800-350-1100 to locate a facility near you offering ACP’s programs. A quick professional health evaluation is all that is needed to get started!

What can you expect with ACP’s specialized treatment programs?

ACP’s programs are implemented by the partnering facility’s therapy and nursing departments, in conjunction with ACP’s professional clinicians and the patient’s physician. This team of healthcare professionals will assess your or your loved one’s overall health. Depending on the condition and symptoms, they may evaluate things like muscle strength, coordination, sensation, flexibility, balance and the ability to perform certain activities. A customized treatment plan- which mat include therapeutic modalities will then be developed for your or your loved one’s specific needs and goals.

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