During Elektrotherapy direct current and alternative current will be passed with electrodes on the body or certain parts of it. It finds its application very often in acute or chronic pain or inflamed areas.

 

In physical therapy ultrasound and high-voltage therapy is used. It is also possible to combine both types of current. In high-voltage-therapy different currents are used, each with various applications: Some examples are: diadynamic currents, interferential currents and TENS.

 

The effects of Electrotherapy are:

relief of pain

blood circulation is improved

lymphatic drainage is improved

metabolism is stimulated

activating of paralysed nerves or muscles

sensitive disturbances are reduced

contraction of tendons and muscles are reduced

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