Electrotherapy is a physiotherapy based on the controlled effect of electric current on the body. It is used for: relieving pain, normalizing the process of metabolism in tissues, restoring joint mobility, eliminating joint and muscle dysfunction. This method of physiotherapy is effective in the absence of pathology.

Electrotherapy and its types

Electrotherapy is a service that uses impulse currents to restore and treat organs and systems of the body. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of nerve cells and muscles that have lost their normal function as a result of illness or injury.

In short – this is one of the methods of physiotherapy. Controlled electric shock, magnetic and electromagnetic fields have a positive effect on the body. Positively charged particles move to the negative pole, and vice versa, which ensures the normal functioning of all body systems.

Types of electrotherapy:

  • Interference currents (dynamic and isoplanar)
  • Single channel current type AMF
  • Kotz method
  • Tonolysis – for spastic lesions, iontophoresis and DC galvanization
  • Triangular or rectangular pulses
  • Dynamic current wg Bernard
  • Unipolar pulsating currents
  • Microcurrents
  • Low frequency magnetic fields in continuous and pulsed mode
  • Unipolar pulsating currents
  • Laser radiation in continuous or pulsed mode
  • A combination of electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy
  • Qualitative and quantitative electrodiagnostics of the nervous and muscular system

What does Electrotherapy treat?

The procedure “Electrotherapy” treats osteoarthritis, various inflammatory processes of the joints, acute, acute and chronic circular-root syndrome, complex immunological polaminectomies, inflammation of tendons and ligaments, anti-inflammatory therapy for prostatitis and chemotherapy for tumors 12 cm skin.

Contraindications to attending ultrasound therapy

It is forbidden to attend the procedure when:

  • The presence of cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Open form of tuberculosis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Incomplete bone fusion
  • Acute inflammation and fever
  • Diabetes
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Electronic implants
  • Peripheral circulatory disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral hernia
  • Condition after spinal implant removal
  • In the case of implants and prostheses, additional safety measures must be taken

When is Electrotherapy Used?

It is used in complex measures for the rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the spine and peripheral nervous system, in the process of rehabilitation of athletes after various injuries, as well as in the treatment of joint diseases.