Electrotherapy modalities can be used in conjunction with other treatments to help with pain relief, increasing muscle activity and aiding soft tissue and bony healing.
Ultrasound – Ultrasound uses mechanical energy to improve the tissue healing in protein rich tissues such as ligaments, tendons, fascia and scar tissue.
TENS [Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation] – This method of electrotherapy provides pain relief by exciting sensory nerves. Using pads over the desired area can produce a pain gaiting mechanism alongside opioid release.
NMES [Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation – NMES uses electrical impulses to elicit an involuntary muscle contraction. It can help boost injured or underactive muscle tissue or improve healthy muscle in athletes.