Electrotherapy Agents (ETAs)
At Timberlands Physiotherapy Clinic, we also use various and appropriate electrotherapy modalities to assist with pain and muscle spasm relief, and soft tissue healing to further enhance the restoration of your function. Some ETAs use various intensities of electromagnetic radiations to enhance blood flow and tissue repair. Currently available safety approved electrotherapy modalities include:
» Interferential Current (IFC)
» Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS)
» Electrical Muscle Stimulator (EMS)
» Low intensity Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) Therapy
» Ultrasound Therapy (U/S)
ETAs are not used in isolation but in combination with other treatment options like manual therapy to achieve best treatment outcomes.
Acupuncture is designed to help patients who are suffering from acute or chronic pain. This therapy reduces muscle tension, promotes healing and increases your range of motion. Acupuncture involves the use of disposable acupuncture needles inserted into your skin and muscle tissue.