Interferential Therapy

Interferential therapy helps to manage pain and inflammation caused by a diverse range of soft tissue irritation from trauma or degenerative changes, with less dependence on painkillers. It is effectively used to strengthen and re-educate damaged and weak muscles.

Advantages of Interferential Therapy

  • Safe and effective pain management
  • Non-addictive
  • Minimal side effects

Mechanism of Interferential Therapy

The electrical current is applied to the affected area using four electrodes. The four electrodes are placed in such a way that the two currents produced cross each other where they interfere with each other to produce a lower frequency therapeutical current.

Effects of Interferential Therapy:

  • Reduces or eliminates pain safely
  • Decreases swelling and inflammation
  • Stimulates the natural hormones which can help your body heal faster
  • Restores lost movement and improves restricted movement and coordination

Pain reduction

Pain can be reduced by disturbing the pain signal through the pain gate mechanism,  thus blocking transmission pain signals at the spinal cord level. This can help to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms. By employing alternative settings for more chronic conditions, interferential therapy can be used to activate the body’s natural mechanisms, again providing a degree of pain relief. It can be used for pain associated with many conditions including:

  • Back, neck and pain
  • Joint injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Overuse injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Strains and sprains
  • Neuralgia
  • Problems with knee joint
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis/golfers elbow

Muscle stimulation

Interferential therapy can stimulate the motor nerves of muscles causing a contraction similar to that of active exercise. This is used to re-educate, condition and strengthen damaged or weak muscles following injury or at times of immobility.

 

For more information or to book an appointment please contact Maria at Fit n Well.

Treatment:   £25.00 – £40.00

Fit n Well provides Ultrasound (Electrotherapy) in Stone, Staffordshire.