Physiotherapists sometimes use electrical devices to stimulate healing and produce pain relief. At pioneer clinic we use ultrasound and interferential therapy.
Ultrasound therapy is ultrasonic waves applied to the body to help increase blood flow to the injured area. This process aids removal of inflammatory toxins, increases nutritional circulation and assists healing. It does not produce audible sound and is not painful.
Interferential therapy involves applying low level alternating currents through the tissues which produces a tingling sensation. These currents stimulate the tissues to decrease pain and swelling. It is not painful but is intended to give a strong sensory input to the body.