Electrotherapy Pain Relief Treatment in London, Ontario

Physiotherapy treatment for pain relief, improve circulation & muscle weakness

Electrotherapy: An Effective Treatment Modality for Pain Management and Rehabilitation

Experience the benefits of electrotherapy for pain management, improved circulation, and muscle weakness at Quantum Physiotherapy in London, Ontario.

Electrotherapy units are of different types namely TENS units, Interferential therapy, muscle stimulator, etc which consist of a battery or electric powered device. It has two or four channels with adhesive electrodes connected to the wires used for the delivery of current for medical purposes. While the idea of electricity on the body may sound painful, many people find the sensation relaxing. These currents are made comfortable by a process called surging of current to make them safe for treatment. Once the electrodes are attached and the unit is turned on, a mild electric current is sent to the skin via the electrode.

Electrotherapy units have proven effective in managing pain from various conditions, including arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Ultrasound is also commonly used for treatment in physiotherapy which uses sound waves for therapeutic purposes.

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Electrotherapy is typically used in conjunction with other treatments like exercise therapy, manual therapy to make movement less painful. It can also prove a very good choice for pain relief in people who are not able to take pain medications due to any contraindications.

Electrotherapy has been used to address chronic pain and fatigue, as well as:

  • Diabetic nerve pain
  • Arthritis. eg rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Wound healing
  • Postural pain
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The exact mechanism of how the pain improves with electrotherapy is still controversial and is claimed to block the nerves impulses at the spinal cord and brain level.

Contraindications to electrotherapy are Pacemaker, Pregnancy, Open wound, local infection, Skin conditions, Phobia, Malignancy, Metal implants in the area being treated. Special attention is given to the way the electrotherapy is applied as a dry electrode can cause burns on the skin or if left for too long.

At Quantam Physiotherapy we employ the best evidence based practice and the care to deliver the electrotherapy treatment to our patients.

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