Electrotherapy is the use of electric energy as a medical treatment

The use of electrotherapy has been researched and accepted in the field of rehabilitation (electrical muscle stimulation). The American Physical Therapy Association acknowledges the use of Electrotherapy for:

  • Pain management
    • Improves range of joint movement
  • Treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction
    • Improvement of strength
    • Improvement of motor control
    • Retards muscle atrophy
    • Improvement of local blood flow
  • Improves range of joint mobility
    • Induces repeated stretching of contracted, shortened soft tissues
  • Tissue repair
    • Enhances microcirculation and protein synthesis to heal wounds
    • Restores integrity of connective and dermal tissues
  • Acute and chronic edema
    • Accelerates absorption rate
    • Affects blood vessel permeability
    • Increases mobility of proteins, blood cells and lymphatic flow

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