Therapeutic modalities are commonly used by registered physiotherapists to help their patients achieve therapy goals. These modalities have been part of the physiotherapy for decades that create physiological effects. The choice of modality will depend on condition of the patient’s needs and treatment goals.
Electrical stimulating currents like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and interferential current utilize electrical energy cause depolarization of muscle or nervous tissue. Ultrasound
Ultrasound Therapy utilizes sound energy and is classified as a deep heating modality capable of producing heat in tissues of considerable depth through the fat tissue. The ultrasounds used in physiotherapy clinics by registered physiotherapists use ultrasonic sound wave promote therapeutic changes to the injured areas
Therapeutic Use of Ultrasound Therapy:
• Increase blood flow to an area in order to accelerate healing process.
• Stimulate the production of collagen during tissue healing.
• Stimulates phagocytic activity of inflammatory cells such as macrophages
• promotes release of chemical mediators from inflammatory cells
Common Injuries Treated with Ultrasound
• Muscle Strain and tears
• Ligament and tendon injuries
Light Amplification for the Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) utilizes electromagnetic radiant energy useful in the treatment of acute pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, strains and sprains and other chronic joint disorders.
The experienced physiotherapists at Rapharehab are skilled and available to perform laser therapy services to assist your recovery. Laser is the most effective treatment modality when combined with other treatment procedures such as ultrasound, electrotherapy and exercise
Laser therapy can be used to treat:
• Soft tissue and sports injuries such as muscle strains and ligament strains.
• Repetitive stress injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
• Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
• Tissue repair and wound healing such as burns and ulcers.
• Regeneration of nerves like Bell’s Palsy
• Temporomandibular Disorder
Benefit of laser therapy:
Laser therapy can be used for a wide range of conditions and will help reduce pain and inflammation following injury. Benefits of laser therapy include:
• Treatment of various arthritic conditions
• Treatment of soft tissue injuries
• Pain relief