The use of electric energy for treatment.
There are different types of electrotherapy used in Physiotherapy practice, commonly Ultrasound, Interferential and TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). Electrotherapy works by transmitting electric energy through anatomical structures in order to reduce pain and to facilitate the natural healing process, promoting tissue healing and improving the quality of repaired tissue. Electrotherapy can be used for acute, sub-acute and chronic problems and can be used in conjunction with other treatments to aid the rehabilitation process. Treatments are applied with the patient in a comfortable resting position. The depth, frequency, intensity and time of treatment can be altered to achieve maximum benefit, depending on that the treatment is being used for and at what stage of healing. Electrotherapy can also be used to stimulate muscles and nerves, to reduce muscle spasms and can aid the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Conditions commonly treated by electrotherapy include:
Benefits of electrotherapy include:
Based at Clifton Moor, York, my clinic is accessible from the city and outer ring-road (A1237), appointments are available throughout the day, into the evenings and even on weekends, with home sessions and online physiotherapy available for these times of need.