We can use different types of electrical stimulation to achieve various goals. The method used is determined by the therapist and the patients needs.
The most commonly used stimulation devices are:
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulator (TENS)
Interferential Current (IFC)
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Electrical stimulation can help promote healing, reduce pain, inflammation and swelling, as well prevent muscle atrophy and assist in muscle re-education.