Interferential therapy is a type of physical therapy. It uses a mid-frequency electrical signal to treat muscular spasms and strains. The current produces a massaging effect over the affected area at periodic intervals, and this stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers, thus relaxing strained muscles and promoting soft-tissue healing.
Benefits of Interferential Therapy
1) Relieve pain
2) Stimulate muscles
3) Increase local blood flow
4) Reduce edema (swelling)
Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin's surface using very high frequency sound waves between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz, which cannot be heard by humans. Ultrasound is applied using a transducer or applicator that is in direct contact with the patient's skin. Gel is used on all surfaces of the head to reduce fiction and assist transmission of the ultrasonic waves. Conditions which ultrasound may be used for treatment include the following examples: Ligament Sprains, Muscle Sprains, Tendonitis, Joint Inflammation, Plantar Fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, Facet Irritation, Impingement Syndrome, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Scar Tissue Adhesion.
There are three primary benefits to ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood floow in the treated area. The second is the decrease of pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscles tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.
To make an appointment call Active Body Chiropractic Clinic at (519) 398-8598 conveniently located at 33 Princess Street (In the Princess Center, Suite 410) in Leamington. If you are a WSIB case or car accident case please inform the receptionist while making your first appointment.