What is Interferential Current Therapy used for?
Interferential electrical stimulation (IES) is a form of electrical stimulation therapy that is used to relieve pain and soft tissue problems, reduce muscle spasms, and improve blood circulation. It works by passing a low-frequency electrical current through the affected area of the body.
Interferential Current Therapy uses a very low simulated frequency that is applied to the problem areas in the soft tissue. This is a light and mild treatment that works with the body to help produce natural pain killing endorphins.
How does interferential electrical stimulation work?
Two electrical currents that are out of phase with each other (interfere with each other) create a low-frequency current that stimulates the body’s natural healing process when brought together.
What are the benefits of interferential electrical stimulation?
Interferential current therapy is a highly effective treatment that is believed to have many benefits. First and foremost, it reduces back pain by stimulating the production of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals that we naturally produce in our body.
Another benefit of interferential current therapy is the reduction of muscle spasms. The electrical current stimulated the muscles so that they contract and relax.
Interferential Current can also increase blood flow to the treated area, which can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing. This also promotes an improvement in the affected area’s range of motion, muscle strength, and endurance.