Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy in medicine. The term electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments including the use of therapeutic ultrasound and various currents to speed healing.
Electrotherapy is primarily used in physiotherapy for relaxing of muscle spams, prevention and reversal of disuse atrophy and increase of local blood circulation to aid healing. it is also used for muscle rehabilitation and re-education using electrical muscle stimulation which maintain and increase range of motion of joints and for the management of chronic and intractable pain.
Corinne Evans physiotherapy clinic use top of the range Intelect mobile combo unit to provide both therapeutic ultrasound and interferential currents to assist their clients. Therapeutic ultrasound is modality been used by physiotherapists since the 1940’s. It is used to provide heating to the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments to speed healing and alleviate pain.
Interferential current therapy
Interferential current therapy is an effective treatment option to alleviate pain and accelerate healing process getting the body back to a healthy pain free state. High frequency signals of interferential current penetrates through the skin into the deeper layer muscle tissues. Electrodes are placed on your skin around the injured body part and the current is applied. Frequencies produced by interferential current and have been proven to stimulate endorphins the body’s natural painkillers which can help to create a self-healing process. It is an extremely affective therapy in reducing pain, inflammation, oedema and spasm.