Electrotherapy

Therapeutic ultrasound, microcurrent and pulsed shortwave optimise the natural healing and repair of your soft tissues, such as tendons, ligaments and muscle. The latest research suggests daily treatment is better and you may be advised to purchase an inexpensive device for home use.

Treatments offered Catherine Pollitt Physiotherapist Durley include ElectrotherapyUltrasound is available both in the clinic and on loan with a portable machine to take home. For the management of pain, a small TENS machine may be suitable for you. 

There is much evidence that electrotherapies (or more correctly named "electro physical agents"), including therapeutic ultrasound, microcurrent and pulsed shortwave therapy, have good therapeutic effects at cellular level, "exciting" the cell membrane, increasing whole cell activity and thus optimising your natural healing process and repair of the soft tissue being treated.

Professor Tim Watson of The University of Hertfordshire explains electrotherapy "enhances the natural ability of the body to stimulate, direct and control the healing and [repair] processes."

If you would like further detailed information, please take a look at Professor Watson's website www.electrotherapy.org

Different modalities work best on different types of soft tissue.

Different modalities work best on different types of soft tissue. The choice of modality will depend on the source of your symptoms, and the choice of dosage parameters depends on the state of your injury & the time since it occurred.

All these factors are taken into account during your assessment and will be advised as necessary for your successful treatment.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation) can be a helpful treatment for the management of pain and is available on loan if necessary. Purchasing your own machine, available from a variety of sources at an inexpensive cost, however, is usually considered a good option.

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Why Choose PhysioConnect?

  • Fully qualified, chartered physiotherapist
  • Over 20 years of experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • SIRPA UK trained practitioner - specialists in chronic pain recovery
  • UK practitioner of Be Activated muscle activation
  • Treatments built on groundbreaking clinical evidence and research from across the globe
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