What is it?
At ActionPhysio we use the following electrotherapeutic modalities:
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
We use electrotherapy as an adjunct to other physiotherapy techniques such as exercise rehabilitation, joint mobilisation and acupuncture.
How does it work?
Ultrasound- high frequency sound waves are applied to the tissues to accelerate the rate of healing by promoting the inflammatory response and increasing the extensibility of scar tissue. It is a painless non-invasive procedure.
TENS - is a small battery operated portable machine which is used to ease pain by the application of surface electrodes onto the skin. A mild electric stimulation is emitted which over-rides pain and also promotes the release of endorphins - the body's natural painkillers.
Stimplus is a safe, hi-tech electronic substitute for acupuncture, without the use of needles. Stimplus can detect the acupuncture points and stimulate them with a unique waveform. It has been clinically proven to improve blood flow which in turn reduces pain and accelerates tissue healing.
What conditions is it used for?
Any conditions that require pain relief or the control of inflammation. However at ActionPhysio, we typically use these modalities for acute injuries e.g. sprained ankle or isolated problems in a small area e.g. golfers elbow. We nearly always use electrotherapy in conjunction with other manual 'hands-on' treatment techniques.