It promotes increased blood flow, tissue healing, muscle relaxation and scar tissue breakdown.
- Soft tissue lesions e.g. muscle strains, tendinopathy, ligament sprains, muscle spasm, tension and tightness
- Areas of swelling and chronic inflammation
INTERFERENTIAL THERAPY (IFT)
it is a modality that applies currents at around 4000 Hz through the affected area of a patient. Four electrodes are placed in such a way that allows two currents to cross each other and penetrate deep within a joint or body area.
- Pain relief / anesthetic effect by stimulating the release of endorphins and blocking the transmission of pain impulses (pain gate mechanism).
- Increase in blood flow to promote tissue healing and reduce swelling/ inflammation
- Muscle stimulation to activate weak muscles and overcome muscle inhibition caused by the injury.
JOINT REPLACEMENTS – THR & TKR
Following a hip/knee replacement, physical therapy will help to restore the joint motion and strength. The focus will be on increasing the range of motion in the new joint as well as strengthening the muscles surrounding the joint.
Balance exercises will also be performed to help decrease the risk of falling.
LOW BACK PAIN
Patients suffering from most types of low back pain are often referred for physical therapy conservative (nonsurgical) treatment option before considering other more aggressive treatments.
The goals of physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems.
KNEE PAIN AND NECK PAIN
It affects activity, Physiotherapy can help you to manage pain and improve your strength and flexibility, and help to understand the problem and get back to normal activities.
Exercises incorporating a combination of strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning are a central component for sciatica treatment plan.