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Electrical Therapy

Electrical Therapy

Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. In medicine, the term electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments, including the use of electrical devices such as deep brain stimulators for neurological disease. The term has also been applied specifically to the use of electric current to speed wound healing. Additionally, the term "electrotherapy" or "electromagnetic therapy" has also been applied to a range of alternative medical devices and treatments.

Electrotherapy is primarily used in physical therapy for:

Relaxation of muscle spasms

Prevention and retardation of disuse atrophy

Increase of local blood circulation

Muscle rehabilitation and re-education

Electrical muscle stimulation

Maintaining and increasing range of motion

Management of chronic and intractable pain including diabetic neuropathy

Acute post-traumatic and post-surgical pain

Post-surgical stimulation of muscles to prevent venous thrombosis

Wound healing

Drug delivery

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