Electrotherapy is used to provide pain relief and promote healing and can be helpful in the treatment of acute injury.
Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves which vibrate through the tissues and is used to treat injuries in muscles, tendons and soft tissues. The vibration stimulates the circulation to improve blood ﬂow to the injured tissues.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation can be very helpful in relieving pain from nerve compression and irritation. It passes a small electrical current between two or four pads. This can help to block the pain signals traveling along a nerve and can provide relief to chronic back and neck pain patients and those with referred pain. It is very safe and helps to stimulate the production of endorphins – our bodies natural pain relieving hormones. We have TENS machines which we can loan to patients as part of their treatment.