Patient getting Electrotherapy for knee pain

Physiotherapy Electrotherapy: A Powerful Healing Tool

It’s more than just electrical impulses

Physiotherapy electrotherapy utilizes electrical impulses to stimulate nerves and muscles, promoting healing and pain relief. But it’s not just about sending electrical signals—it’s about restoring function, improving mobility, and enhancing overall well-being.

Versatile treatment for various conditions

Physiotherapy electrotherapy is not limited to a specific type of injury or condition. Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury, managing chronic pain, or rehabilitating after surgery, electrotherapy can be tailored to address your unique needs and goals.

Safe and effective treatment option

With advancements in technology and techniques, physiotherapy electrotherapy has become safer and more effective than ever before. It’s a non-invasive and drug-free alternative that offers pain relief and promotes healing without the risk of adverse side effects.

Classification of Therapeutic Currents:

Therapeutic currents are categorized based on frequency:

  • Low Frequency Currents (0-100 Hertz):
    • Examples include direct current, interrupted direct current, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), high-voltage pulsed galvanic currents, and microcurrents.
    • Uses: Pain suppression, nerve and muscle stimulation, muscle power maintenance, and tissue healing1.
  • Medium Frequency Currents (1000-10000 Hertz):
    • Includes interferential currents, Russian currents, and rebox currents.
    • Stimulation of deeply situated nerves and muscles at their own frequency.
    • Applications: Pain relief, muscle re-education, and edema drainage.
  • High Frequency Currents (More than 10000 Hertz):
    • Examples: Shortwave diathermy, microwave diathermy, therapeutic ultrasound, shockwave therapy, and therapeutic laser.
    • These currents produce heat deep in tissues, leading to vasodilation, pain relief, and tissue healing1.

Physiotherapy Electrotherapy at Olive Physio

Top physiotherapy equipment 

We use physiotherapy equipment from industry leading providers like Chatanooga, BTL and ITO offering a wide range of electrotherapy devices and accessories. Whether you’re a healthcare professional want to refer a patient or an individual seeking treatment regarding your chronic or acute pain, we offer customised treatment sessions to support your journey to a faster recovery.

If you are suffering from pain from Injury 

Seeking professional guidance and treatment? At Olive Physio we offer a range of services, including physiotherapy electrotherapy, provided by experienced and qualified professionals at Olive Physio.


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