Physiotherapists may decide to include electrotherapy modalities in their treatments to achieve the desired outcomes. The electrotherapy can assist with decreasing acute pain, loosening of tight soft tissues or decreasing swelling and inflammation. Scar tissue treatment and postsurgical treatment can also be done with these modalities.
Your therapist will inform you of the reasons they are using the electrotherapy and what sensations you can expect during and after the session. Some of the treatment options your therapist may choose include:
- Interferential therapy
- Combination of ultrasound and interferential
- Hot wax therapy
- Hot/cold pack