Therapeutic treatment that helps relieve pain and encourages soft tissue healing
What is Interferential Electrotherapy?
Interferential Electrotherapy (you may hear us refer to this as electrical stimulation or simply “stim”) is a type of therapeutic treatment that helps relieve pain and encourages soft tissue healing.
How does it work?
Small amounts of electrical impulses are administered to the tissues of the troubled body area and a low-frequency stimulation is created beneath the skin. When this happens, it causes the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve the pain.
What does it feel like?
Patients typically love this treatment and describe it as a tingling, massaging, or “pins and needles” type feeling.
Why is this type of therapy used?
Most often, Interferential Electrotherapy is used to relieve pain, calm muscle spasms, and help reduce the swelling of soft tissues.