Short Wave Diathermy
Short Wave Diathermy uses high-frequency electromagnetic energy and causes deep heating of tissues. It is excellent in treating pain and relaxing musculoskeletal structures around the affected area. It is used to loosen the tight muscle fibers to provide a good range of muscle stretchability and range of motion.
- Improves blood circulation
- Decrease muscle spasm
- Excellent pain relief
- Reduces joint stiffness.
- Degenerative joint disorder( OA and RA)
- Muscle sprain and spasm.
- Post fracture stiffness
- Tendonitis, bursitis, capsulitis
- Lower back pain
Interferential therapy is a therapy in which a modified electric current penetrates the deep body tissues causing nerve stimulation. The stimulation leads to blocking the pain signals and also a decrease in swelling.
- Pain relief- It gives instantaneous pain relief and a soothing effect.
- Muscle spasm relief-The continuous contraction & relaxation of muscle creates a muscle pump effect thereby improving the blood circulation. Its massage effect relaxes the spasmodic muscles
- Wound healing: Improved blood circulation helps in soft tissue repair.
- Swelling reduction: The muscle pump effect helps drastically in improving the swelling.
- Muscle relaxation.
IFT is used in sports medicine to reduce pain and edema. IFT helps in the improvement of many painful conditions.
- Back pain.
- Neck pain due to cervical spondylitis, neck muscle spasm.
- Knee pain like osteoarthritis of knee.
- Frozen shoulder, shoulder pain.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. TENS is a method of electrical stimulation that primarily aims to provide a degree of symptomatic pain relief by exciting sensory nerves and thereby stimulating either the pain gate mechanism and/or the opioid system.
These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the brain and spinal cord.
Produce natural pain relievers called endorphins.
- Postoperative pain
- Joint pain
- Neck and back pain
- Sports injuries
A renowned non-invasive procedure that has been used by physiotherapists to treat a wide variety of disorders. Here a small handheld probe is placed in direct contact with your skin after applying a gel.
The ultrasound waves are generated by a piezoelectric effect caused by the vibration of crystals within the head of the probe. The ultrasound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local soft tissues. This vibration or cavitation can cause a deep heating locally though usually no sensation of heat will be felt by the patient. The probe vibrates and sends ultrasound waves that enter through the skin into your injured tissues.
- Reduces chronic pain and Increases Healing rates
- Increases blood flow to the place where it has been administered
- Provides relaxation to a tense or strained muscle
- Breaks down the scar tissue
- Offers deeper tissue heating and relaxation
Traction is the act of pulling and relates to forces applied to the body to separate 2 or more parts Cervical traction devices lightly stretch the neck to reduce pressure on the spine by pulling or separating the vertebrae. Cervical traction devices treat different types and causes of neck pain, tension, and tightness.
Cervical traction helps to relax the muscles, which can significantly relieve pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility. It’s also used to treat and flatten bulging or herniated disks. It can alleviate pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It’s also used to treat neck injuries, pinched nerves, and cervical spondylosis.
Spinal traction is a treatment technique that applies a longitudinal force to stretch and decompress the vertebral joints and soft tissues around the spine. Spinal traction is most commonly used on the cervical and lumbar spines.
- Disc prolapse
- Spinal nerve root impingement
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative joint disease