Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy is used by many different practitioners to treat their patients who have injuries to their muscles or body tissue.  

These types of therapies can be used for several different purposes, including:

  • To decrease pain
  • To improve circulation
  • To Improve muscle control
  • To increase in muscle strength

There are several different waveforms commonly produced by electrical stimulation equipment. Each waveform we use is designed to target specific areas of the body that address specific therapeutic needs.  

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS):  TENS is a method of electrical stimulation which primarily aims to provide a degree of pain relief (symptomatic) by specifically exciting nerves stimulating the pain gate mechanism and/or the opioid system. 

Interferential Current (IFC):  IFC is a medium frequency waveform. The current is distributed through two channels (Four electrodes). The currents cross each other on the body on the area requiring treatment. The two currents intersect with each other at this crossing point, resulting in a modulation of the intensity (the currents intensity increases and decreases throughout the treatment).

Premodulated Current (Premod): Premodulated current is similar to the interferential current. This is a medium frequency waveform. The current comes out of one channel (two electrodes). The current intensity is modulated and increases and decreases at regular frequencies.

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