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The practice of using safe electric pulses to stimulate muscles, leading to a variety of benefits during the rehabilitation process.
Often used for treating muscle tension and swollen joints, and to aid in recovery from surgical procedures
The majority of Electrophysical Therapy techniques work by affecting the transport of blood to and from injured areas, or by stimulating the nerves.
Uses of Electrotherapy include:
Electrophysical techniques include: Ultrasound, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), and the application of heat or cold to an injured area.
Each techniques serves different purposes: for example, ultrasound is best suited for injuries such as ligament sprains and tendonitis; TENS works best on increased muscle tension and heightened pain sensitivity; and NMES is most appropriate for patients with post-surgical muscle weakness.
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