What To Expect During Electrotherapeutic Modalities Therapy
Here at Sitka Physio & Wellness, our physiotherapists often utilize many different modalities to provide you with the most comprehensive treatment plan. We are passionate, professional, and cross-functionally trained in many different areas to give you the care you need. Our background and expertise in competitive sports, yoga, pilates, road cycling, etc … is helpful for creating an exercise program that is as diverse and interesting as you are!
If this is your first Electrotherapeutic Modalities assessment, it usually takes a bit more time, around 60 minutes. During this time your physiotherapists will do an initial assessment to get to know you, your body and its needs. Overall Electrotherapeutic Modalities can be broken down into two categories, electric and non-electric, so you can expect one or more of the following:
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Low-Level Laser Therapy
- Interferential Current (IFC)
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Follow-ups can be booked for 30 or 60 minutes, depending on how frequently you are needing them and during those visits, we will check in on your progress and realign your treatment plan to make sure everything is moving smoothly and in accordance with your lifestyle.
What Electrotherapeutic Modalities Help With
Electrotherapeutic Modalities therapy helps with pain reduction using a natural healing response that happens when energy is increased – think electricity, sound, light, temperature. Typically Electrotherapeutic Modalities therapy is done in tandem with other types of physical therapy. It is meant to help relieve the body in the short term, in order for it to focus and prepare itself to heal for the long term. For example, if you are having back pain, but your back is inflamed at the moment, electrotherapeutic modalities therapy will help relieve that inflammation so that you can work through the needed exercises and treatments to fix your back for the long term. Therefore Electrotherapeutic Modalities therapy typically helps with:
Depending on what you need, Electrotherapeutic Modalities and exercising might be the only thing or it may play a part in a larger treatment plan, however, whatever it is we will explain all treatments along the way and always answer any questions you have. So book your appointment with us today!