Electrotherapies such as ultra-sound, and interferential therapy are used to enhance the healing process in conjunction with other treatment methods. Electrotherapy is very effective when used alongside other treatments such as manual therapy.
Different types of electrotherapy have different benefits
Ultrasound: high frequency sound waves are used to help the self healing process by increasing blood circulation and cell activity. It can be used to treat ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints. A gel is applied to the skin to make the contact between the treatment head and the body more effective.
Interferential therapy uses a medium frequency current for the treatment of pain, muscles spasms/sprains, to increase local blood flow and to reduce oedema. TENS machines can be recommended for the self-management of pain at home in some cases.