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Electrotherapy is the use of electric modalities such as muscle stimulators, ultrasound and laser to treat pain and muscle weakness caused by a variety of different conditions.

The use of electrotherapy has been supported by the NHS because it has shown to provide the following:


  • Relaxation of muscle spasms
  • Prevention and cessation of muscular atrophy due to disuse
  • Improved local blood circulation and flow
  • Re-education of muscles using targeted stimulation
  • Preserve and improve range of motion
  • Management and reduction of pain (chronic, post-traumatic, and post-surgical acute)
  • Prevention of deep vein thrombosis post-surgery
  • Facilitation of wound healing
  • Improvement in the effectiveness in delivering prescription drugs-electromotive drug administration (EMDA)

How Electrotherapy Can Be Used in Physiotherapy:

Used alone or in conjunction with other modalities, such as therapeutic ultrasound, electrotherapy can be used in physical therapy to treat many diverse patient issues including:

  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Post-Surgical Pain & Swelling
  • TMD
  • Complications associated with Diabetes
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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