It is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and promotion of soft tissue healing.
Interferential Therapy is characterized by the crossing of two electrical medium, independent frequencies that work together to effectively stimulate large impulse fibers. These frequencies interfere with the transmission of pain messages at the spinal cord level. Because of the frequency, the Interferential wave meets low impedance when crossing the skin to enter the underlying tissue. This deep tissue penetration can be adjusted to stimulate parasympathetic nerve fibers for increased blood flow.
Most patients describe the treatment as delivering a gentle tingling at the lowest settings or a heavy throbbing at higher intensities..
Interferential Therapy is most often used for pain relief and the treatment of circulatory disorders, range of motion, edema and muscle spasms.
YES. Although the thought of electrical impulses being sent into the body may seem frightening at first, all you really feel is a slight vibrating sensation. Unlike many drugs, Interferential devices have no known side effects.
Individuals with a pacemaker or patients who are pregnant should not use an Interferential device. Consult your doctor or clinician first.
Interferential Therapy has been used extensively for managing post-surgical, post-traumatic acute pain, edema and inflammation reduction. It has been used successfully for a wide variety of procedures such as:
- Hernia Repair
- Gall Bladder
Neurosurgery / Orthopedic
- Low Back Surgery
- Hip/Joint Repair
- ACL Repair
- Carpal Tunnel
Obstetrics / Gynecology
- Cesarean Section
- Hip Replacement
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Mobilization
- Hammer Toes
- Tarsal Tunnel
- Penile Implants
Because Interferential Therapy is a proven method for pain, edema and inflammation reduction, most insurance carriers pay for the rental or purchase of the device.*
*Although most insurance providers cover Interferential Therapy, you should consult your individual policy prior to treatment if you are unsure whether or not your provider covers the treatment.