In addition to exercise and hands-on treatment, Physical Therapists at The Edge Physical Therapy can use several specialized treatments referred to as modalities. These vary in purpose from pain control to swelling reduction, wound care to medication delivery. The most obvious and simplistic of these are heat and ice. Electric stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, cold laser, hybresis and spinal traction may also become part of a complete program to help you fully recover.