Electrotherapy is a physical therapeutic treatment whereby electrical stimulation is applied to nerves and muscle-motor fibres via electro-pads placed on the skin.
There are different types of electrotherapeutic devices in rehabilitation clinics today, with T.E.N.S. and Muscle Stim, being two of the most popular options.
Electrotherapeutic programs, utilizing prescribed variations in electrical frequencies and intensities, serve to interrupt, alter or induce specific electrical impulses in order to affect the perception of pain and/or facilitate wound healing and muscle rehabilitation.
These effects are achieved by:
– reducing localized inflammation
– increasing blood flow
– stimulating muscles
– triggering the release of endorphins, hormones that act as the body’s natural analgesic