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Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment In medicine, the term electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments, including the use of electrical devices such as deep brain stimulators for neurological disease.

The term has also been applied specifically to the use of electric current to speed wound healing. Additionally, the term "electrotherapy" or "electromagnetic therapy" has also been applied to a range of alternative medical devices and treatments.

It has not been found to be effective in increasing bone healing.

The use of electrotherapy has been researched and accepted in the field of rehabilitation (electrical muscle stimulation. Electrotherapy is beneficial in the treatment of the following conditions:

1. Pain Management

  • Improves range of joint movement

2. Treatment of Neuromuscular Dysfunction

  • Improvement of strength
  • Improvement of motor control
  • Retards muscle atrophy
  • Improvement of local blood supply

4. Tissue Repair

  • Enhances microcirculation and protein synthesis to heal wounds
  • Restores integrity of connective and dermal tissues

5. Acute & Chronic Edema

  • Accelerates absorption rate
  • Affects blood vessel permeability
  • Increases mobility of proteins, blood cells and lymphatics

6. Peripheral Blood Flow

  • Induces arterial, venous and lymphatic flow

7. Urine & Fecal Incontinence

  • Affects pelvic floor musculature to reduce pelvic pain and strengthen musculature
  • Treatment may lead to complete continence

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