Electrotherapy includes a wide range of treatments using weak electronical impulses to reduce pain, improve circulation, repair tissues, strengthen muscles, for lymphdrainage and to promote bone growth, leading to improvements in physical functioning. The impulses consisting of adjustable frequences, amplitudes and duration are lead to the muscles via electrodes placed on the skin. The most commonly used waveforms are Monophasic and Asymmetrical biphasic currents for pain management and Biphasic symmetrical currents for muscle stimulation and rehabilitation.
Electrotherapy is typically used in conjunction with other treatments, rather than by itself. For people undergoing physical therapy, electrotherapy may alleviate pain sufficiently for an individual to participate more actively in targeted exercises. Electrotherapy is among pain relief options gaining attention as the potential risks and side effects of opioid (narcotic) medications have become more apparent.
Electrotherapy is primarily used in physical therapy for relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention and retardation of disuse atrophy, increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education electrical muscle stimulation, maintaining and increasing range of motion, management of chronic and intractable pain, post-traumatic acute pain, post-surgical acute pain, immediate post-surgical stimulation of muscles to prevent venous thrombosis, wound healing and drug deliveryNo single treatment works for everyone, but applying electrotherapy to your lower back may help you find short-term relief from your pain or discomfort. Mechanical issues and soft-tissue injuries are the most common cause of low back pain.
Our TENS/EMS devices are programmed to start with 5 minutes of acupuncure-TENS (10Hz) and after this relaxation, increased bloodflow and endorphine activation the second session of EMS-muscle and lymphdrainage (32-120 Hz) starts to work with the muscles for 20-40 minutes; whereafter a second 5 minutes of acupuncture-TENS relaxes the muscles.