Electrotherapy is the use of electricity as a form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. We explain some of the various forms of electrotherapy treatment below.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a method of therapeutic treatment for soft tissue injuries. It works by passing shock waves (short but intense energy waves) which travel faster than the speed of sound, into the tissues.
Exogen is a bone healing system which is used in treating fractures, especially those which are not healing naturally. It uses ultrasound waves to stimulate bone healing.
Interferential is a form of TENS which uses two alternating medium frequency currents. The two currents are applied simultaneously and where they cross, form an area of wave interference which results in a modulated frequency equal to the difference in fr
There are two types of laser, high powered lasers which are used in industry and engineering settings, with an ouput of up to 100 mW. Low and mid-powered lasers produce up to 50 mW and are the type of laser used in therapeutic treatments.
This type of therapeutic treatment is used regularly in people with chronic pain conditions. Treatment can either be pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) or static magnetic fields (SMF).
Pulsed short wave diathermy is a form of electrotherapy, similar to Ultrasound. It is sometimes also called pulsed electromagnetic energy.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of providing pain relief. As the name suggests, it involves the application of electrical current to the affected area. This is achieved via a number of electrodes that can be fixed to the ski
Ultrasonic waves or sound waves of a high frequency that is not audible to the human ear are produced by means of mechanical vibration in the metal treatment head of the ultrasound machine.