Electrophysical therapy represents the administration of thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic and light energies for a specific therapeutic effect. Electrophysical therapies have been popular pain-relieving modalities for many years due to their broad applicable use without the unpleasant side effects of some oral anti-inflammatory medications and pain killers. These therapies are often used as a complementary treatment to manual therapy e.g. mobilisation or manipulation and exercises therapy.
What are the benefits of electrophysical therapy?
The benefits include but are not limited to:
What are some common types of electrophysical therapy?
The more common types of electrophysical therapy used in the clinical setting are:
When is it wise NOT to have electrotherapy?
If your treating practitioner believes that Electrophysical therapies are suitable for your case then it will typically be utilised with a combination of other techniques like mobilisations and exercises to optimise your recovery.