Electrotherapy is a particular form of physiotherapy treatment used to repair tissues, reduce pain, stimulate muscles, improve sensation and build muscle strength. Patients often recall electrotherapy as the physiotherapist’s use of “machines” as part of their treatment.
There are several different forms of electrotherapy available to physiotherapist, including ultrasound, Interferential therapy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Laser and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS).
Electrotherapy modalities are often used as an adjunct to manual therapy. Combined with the latter, the combined treatment more effective than each on its own. Ask your physiotherapist today whether electrotherapy can be of benefit to you.