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Therapy involves few modalites/equipment used for pain and symptomatic relief in a particular condition.

Types of Modalities

  • Interferential Therapy (IFT)

  • Ultrasound Therapy (UST)

  • LASER

  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

  • Muscle Stimulator

Indications

Modality (Conditions) Duration
IFT (Arthritis, tendinitis, tendonitis, ligament injuries, back pain, neck pain, sciatica,…) 10-15 mins
UST (tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, ligament injuries, plantar fasciitis, dequervain’s tenosynovitis,…) 8-10 mins
LASER (Tendinitis, calcaneal spur, plantar fasciitis, dequervain’s tenosynovitis, tennis elbow 2 mins
TENS (Sciatica, back/neck pain radiating to legs/hands) 10-15 mins
Muscle Stimulator (Bell’s Palsy, other nerve palsy, muscle wasting/weakness) 20-30 mins

Contraindications

  • Cardiac diseases/pacemaker
  • Fever
  • Region of metal implant in the body
  • Tumour
  • Disturbed skin sensation
  • Open wounds

  • Infection

  • Vascular conditions

  • Irradiation

Note

Above mentioned modalities are mostly used as an adjunct to other physiotherapy treatment methods like exercise therapy and manual therapy to hasten the recovery process.