The 4 most common electro stimulation modalities are the following:
It uses low-voltage electric current produced by the device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. It is a noninvasive therapeutic pain management modality.
EMS for the treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction as a means to improve strength and motor control, blood flow to aid muscle repair and to retard muscle atrophy.
IFT is Interferential 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.
IFT is used for helping promote healing and for pain relief as follows:
- Stimulate muscles
- Increases local blood flow
- Reduces edema
- Relieves pain
4. Microcurrent Stimulation:
Microcurrent stimulation is an advanced modality used in the treatment of problems with muscles, joints, tendons, and bones. Acute and chronic injuries of the joints, tendons or muscles bring about significant inflammation. Pain is frequently a considerable problem.