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Electrotherapy

Is a broad term encompassing any technique in which electricity is used for medicinal purposes. In physiotherapy we use electrotherapy as one of the treatment tools to aid rehabilitation.

It can be delivered in one of many ways depending on the patient involved and what the therapist deems appropriate based on their assessment

Electrotherapy treatments offered by us:

  • Ultrasound- technique utilises high frequency sound waves to deliver energy to cells and improve tissue regeneration by basically up-regulating their function
  • Pulsed shortwave diathermy-Uses an electrical and magnetic field to stimulate the repair of ionic tissue like muscles by restoring normal membrane potentials and hence improving the flow of essential nutrients and ions in and out of the cell.
  • TENS-Applies a current by means of electrodes through your skin to stimulate the nerves beneath and hence trigger the release of your body’s natural pain relieving mechanisms.

Different forms of electrotherapy are suitable for different conditions. Your physiotherapist will often suggest the use of an electrotherapy in conjunction with other aspects of your rehabilitation.