Electrical stimulation modes use different types of currents to stimulate various nerves in many different ways. These include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential, premodulated, and symmetrical or asymmetrical biphasic. It is essential to visit a physical therapist to determine which specific electrical stimulation is best for your condition.
What could electrical stimulation do?
Reduce or eliminate pain
Increase circulation of the pain area
Increase range of motion
Reduce muscle spasm
Increase body awareness
Improve motor coordination
Prevent or reverse muscle atrophy
Is electrical stimulation painful?
Electrical stimulation is a pain-free treatment option used to treat various injuries. The intensity of the electrical stimulation is modifiable to the patient’s personal needs. Electrical stimulation is not considered painful but feels more like a “pins and needles” sensation.
What should I expect?
At Flowers Physical Therapy, our priority is the safety, comfort, and health of our patients. You should expect a thorough questionnaire of medical history for us to grasp your complications. Followed by a non-invasive physical evaluation to further diagnose your condition. Because you will be receiving a physical evaluation, we recommend coming in comfortable clothing such as loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes, preferability sneakers. Following the assessment, we will explain our personalized plan for treatment.
Why Flowers Physical Therapy?
Here at Flowers Physical Therapy, after an evaluation, we provide a personalized plan of treatment. We understand how frustrating it can be to experience chronic pain and we work with you with professionalism and empathy to get you where your body needs to be. We are the right choice for you because we make you feel as comfortable as possible by thoroughly explaining your symptoms and treatment plans. Learn more about us today! For your convenience, we are open early mornings and late evenings! Contact us today to learn more about electrical stimulation or to make an appointment with us today!