Electrotherapy Physiotherapy, Physio Electrotherapy, Physical Therapy Electrotherapy, Electrotherapy For Back Pain
Electrotherapy : ultrasound, electrical stimulation (TENS, IFT and other forms of currents), high frequency radiation such as SWD (short wave diathermy), laser therapy.
The application of electrical energy as a medicinal procedure is known as Electrotherapy. The origin of electrotherapy and its use in medicine dates back to 1855, when Guillaume Duchenne, the developer of electrotherapy, announced that alternating current was superior to direct current for Electrotherapeutic Muscle contraction activation. What he called the ‘warming affect’ of Direct currents irritated the skin because, at the voltage strengths needed for muscle contractions, they cause the skin to blister (at the anode) and depress (at the cathode). Furthermore, with direct current (DC), each contraction necessitated the interruption and resumption of the current. Furthermore, alternating current may cause strong muscle contractions regardless of the muscle's state, while DC induced contractions were strong when the muscle was strong and weak when the muscle was weak.
What Exactly Does an ELECTROTHERAPist Do?
Physiotherapists utilize electrotherapy to relieve pain, improve healing for soft tissue disorders, and encourage muscle fibers to activate.
We utilize TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) in the clinic since it is a highly safe technique of electrotherapy. TENS is a pain-relieving technique that does not require the use of medication. It works by activating nerves to either divert pain signals away from the brain or to stimulate the brain to produce natural painkillers that are stored in the body.