Electrotherapy is a field of physical therapy involving the treatment of diseases of the neuromuscular system using currents with various waveforms, frequencies and intensities, as well as modulated in both amplitude and frequencies. It is used both in medicine and rehabilitation of patients, as well as complementing other forms of physical therapy. The aim of the treatments is to treat pain, increase tissue blood flow and stimulate them to accelerate regeneration. Electrotherapy also supports the absorption of swelling and exudates in the joints resulting from injuries and overloads. The range of possibilities offered by electrotherapy allows achieving a wide range of therapeutic effects.
The shockwave device enables to generate pulses that let tissue to be penetrated by the shock wave with healing properties. Using a properly selected wave transmitter, the physiotherapist can perform trigger point therapy (10-mm transmitter), larger joints (15-mm transmitter), stimulate muscles (20-mm transmitter), or perform treatments to reduce cellulite (35-mm transmitter).
Biostimulation Laser Therapy
Treatment with laser radiation is a safe method of physical therapy that causes regenerative processes in tissues. The treatments are absolutely painless, which is why they can be used for both chronic and subacute and acute conditions. This safe method has a number of applications in physical therapy. Indications for the use of laser biostimulation are such diseases as Degenerative joint changes etc.
High Power Laser Therapy
Laser therapy devices allow the use of radiation sources in pulse or continuous mode, and their power is many times greater than the power available only for biostimulation lasers. High Power Laser Therapy ( offenreffered to as HILT – High Intensity Laser Therapy ) uses laser radiation in the 800 to 1100 nm wavelength range. The effectiveness of treatment of diseases using high power laser therapy has been proved by research. It also supports rehabilitation, physiotherapy and sports medicine, helping to reduce the effects of injuries and damages to the tendon and bone.
Magnetotherapy is a physical medicine procedure that allows treatment with the application of magnetic field. This method uses the positive effects of low-frequency alternating magnetic field on the body. Magnetoherapy has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-edema and regenerative effects. Magnetotherapy is a painless and comfortable treatment. It can be performed through clothing, and also – if the treatment concerns an immobilized limb – in an orthopaedic cast.
Ultrasounds relax muscles and make tissues containing collagen more elastic (scars, aponeurosis, tendons, ligaments and joint capsules).They also accelerate wound healing and treatment of inflammation. They are irreplaceable in sports physical therapy, supporting tissue regeneration after overloads and injuries and giving relief in the case of contractures and fibrosis of muscle tissue. Ultrasound therapy is a painless treatment that lasts about 15 minutes.