There are several different forms of electrotherapy including ultrasound, interferential, laser therapy and muscle stimulation.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to to speed up the healing process, while interferential interferes with the neural pain signals to the brain to reduce pain.
Following a thorough verbal & physical examination your physiotherapist will discuss whether electrotherapy will be beneficial for you and if so recommend which form would be most appropriate. The effects of electrotherapy are wide ranging and include an acceleration of the healing process, a more effective circulatory system and increased muscle tone. It can reduce pain, increase strength, increase the speed and strength of muscle contraction and speed up the body’s natural healing processes.