Electrotherapy Modalities

Electrotherapy Modalities

Physical therapists uses many equipments to enable recovery for physical injuries, disorders and long term chronic problems. They are used to reduce pain and joint swelling, reduce muscle spasm, restore functional joint mobility, increase local blood flow to injured tissues and deliver medications subcutaneously in conjunction with other procedures.

TENS and IFT

These are the pain relieving or modulating equipments used by physiotherapists around the world.

Thermotherapy/ Heat therapy

Warm whirlpool, warm hydrocollator packs, paraffin baths. It helps in reducing the tone of muscle in spasm and hence reducing pain. Stiffness gets improved if applied heat therapy as per advised.

Cold therapy / Cryotherapy

Ice massage, cold packs, cold spray, contrast baths, ice immersion, cold compression. It helps in reducing swelling and reducing pain.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is sound energy, pressure waves created by the mechanical vibration of particles through a medium.
It helps in tissue healing at microcellular level.It also provide tissues a micro massage effect.

LASER

Light Amplification for the Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) utilizes electromagnetic radiant energy, the movement of photons through space

Risks

  • DVT or thrombophlebitis
  • Hemorrhagic conditions
  • Reproductive organs
  • Impaired cognition or communication
  • Acute injury or inflammation
  • Impaired circulation or sensation
  • Damaged or at-risk skin
  • Infection or tuberculosis
  • Malignancy
  • Recently radiated tissue
  • Skin disease
  • Active epiphysis
  • Cardiac insufficiency or failure
  • Pregnancy
  • Eyes, anterior neck, carotid sinus
  • Metals
  • Topical irritants
  • Burn
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Bleeding (open wounds)

Treatments

Dry Needling

Dry needling is an invasive procedure where a filamentous needle
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Taping

The Therapeutic effects of taping on the body have been recorded in the literature
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IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft tissue Mobilisation or essentially IASTM
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Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific
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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Pain syndrome is a common clinical problem of muscle pain.
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Sports Injuries Rehab

From a leisure time player to a professional athletes,everyone
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Ergonomic Assessment

Ergonomics is defined as information about human behaviour,
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Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique is a non-invasive therapy that resolves muscle stiffness,
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Exercise Program

Exercise Therapy is a sequential plan of physical exercises designed
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Modalities

Physical therapists uses many equipments to enable recovery
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Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates was discovered by Joseph pilates in 20th century.
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Sports/Deep Tissue Release

Sports Physiotherapy is a special branch of physiotherapy
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Geriatric Rehabilitation

Geriatric rehabilitation or geriatric physical therapy is the branch
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Osteopathy

Osteopathic treatment includes stretching and clinical massage
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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic massage is a technique which involves very gentle
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