What is interferential therapy?

It is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and promotion of soft tissue healing.

How does Interferential Therapy Work?

How does Interferential Therapy Work?

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.

What does interferential therapy feel like?

Most patients describe the treatment as delivering a gentle tingling at the lowest settings or a heavy throbbing at higher intensities..

Why is interferential therapy used?

Interferential Therapy is most often used for pain relief and the treatment of circulatory disorders, range of motion, edema and muscle spasms.

Patient Benefits:

  • Reduces painful symptoms
  • Promotes muscle tone
  • Releases the body's natural pain killers
  • Decreases local swelling
  • Restores normal movements
  • Accelerates the healing process

Commonly Asked Questions in Regards to Interferential Therapy

Are Interferential devices safe?

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.

Who cannot use an Interferential device?

Individuals with a pacemaker or patients who are pregnant should not use an Interferential device. Consult your doctor or clinician first.

Will an Interferential device work for me?

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:

General Surgery:
- Hernia Repair
- Gall Bladder

Neurosurgery / Orthopedic
- Low Back Surgery
- Hip/Joint Repair
- ACL Repair
- Carpal Tunnel

Obstetrics / Gynecology
- Gynecological
- Laparotomy
- Cesarean Section

Orthopedic
- Hip Replacement
- Arthrotomy
- Fractures
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Mobilization

Podiatry
- Hammer Toes
- Bunionectomy
- Tarsal Tunnel

Thoracic
- Thoracotomy

Urology
- Nephrectomy
- Prostatectomy
- Penile Implants

Does my insurance policy cover the cost of renting an Interferential device?

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.