Here are some of the many treatments Al-Amal Physical Therapy Center offers that can promote your body’s own natural healing abilities:

Physical Therapy Modalities

  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to produce movement and heat through our body soft tissues.
  • Laser Light Therapy: The use of low level infrared light at varying frequencies to promote cellular metabolism.
  • Electrical Stimulation: The use of electricity to enhance a stimulatory or inhibitory effect on the nerve/muscle relationship.
  • Heat / Ice: The use of moist heat or ice to enhance circulation or decrease swelling before, during or after a treatment session.


The use of mechanical traction to decrease spinal compression.


Of movement is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and human development. This dynamic method uses gentle movement and directed attention to re-educate the body and calm down the nervous system. Through the process of increased awareness, one learns to reduce extraneous effort and let go of habitual patterns in the body to allow for a clear sense of skeletal support, often leading to greater flexibility, coordination, balance, and posture. Not only does this method help prevent and recover from injuries, but it also assists in maintaining healthy joints and tissues.

Visceral Manipulation

At times, overuse of muscle groups, repetition of movement, injuries, strains or accidents can cause an internal pulling of organs and their attachments that create pain or discomfort in muscles, connective tissue or the skeletal structure. Using visceral (organ system) techniques, our therapists gently enhance the mobility and tissue movement of the organs, which decreases pain and promotes the body’s natural healing processes.

Therapeutic Massage

It is based on scientific massage techniques that release patterns of pain in the body. Therapeutic (neuromuscular) and deep tissue massage can also reduce restrictions in the body and increase range of motion and fluid movement.

Gait Training

Teaching individuals with neurological or musculo-skeletal disorders to ambulate with or without an assistive device.


Strengthening (force increasing) exercises are prescribed after an examination has shown weakness in individual muscles or muscle groups. These exercises are usually administered with relatively high resistance and few (3 to 10) repetitions. A group of exercises, called a set, is followed by a few minutes of rest. Three to 5 sets for a muscle or group constitute one bout of exercises. Strengthening exercises are often performed daily in early stages of rehabilitation, but less often later in treatment.

Endurance Exercises

It stimulates changes in the involved muscle or muscles, resulting in improved capacity for repeated contraction.

Joint Mobilization

It is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization. The different grades of mobilization are believed to produce selective activation of different mechanoreceptors in the joint.

Muscle Energy Technique

It is a type of manipulative treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed therapist counterforce.

Myofascial Release

Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be affected as well, including other connective tissue. The myofascial release approach is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.


“Sport happens fast.” Sprinting, jumping, hitting, and throwing are all integral components of most sports, and Plyometrics are one of the best ways to develop the force required for these activities. Plyometrics are a group of exercises designed to train muscles to exert the maximum force in the shortest time possible, and involve dynamic resistance exercises that rapidly stretch a muscle, and then rapidly shorten it. Unlike regular strength training, which typically employs long, slow movements that increase muscular strength and mass, Plyometric exercises are ballistic, explosive movements designed to increase speed and power, and may even contribute to injury resistance by strengthening connective tissue.

Power Development

It is one of the foundations of our athletic performance training approach. To properly develop power and strength, our specialists will guide you through a rigorous regimen of body weight exercises. Exercise programs are custom designed for each client. When creating your personal Power Development Program, your specialist will consider your current strengths and weaknesses, your goals, and your unique area of sports participation – developing different programs for different types of athletes.