Harbour City Chiropractic uses four main types of Electrotherapy to stimulate soft tissue healing: Interferential Current Therapy, Utrasound, Microcurrent Therapy, and Moist Heat.

A) INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT THERAPY (IFC)

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Interferential Current Therapy (IFC)
Interferential current involves the use of electric current to decrease pain, reduce swelling and stimulate healing in injured tissues. Ligament sprains, muscle strains and back spasms often respond well to interferential current therapy.
Tiny electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the area of the pain stimulating the body to secrete endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killers.
Interferential current may be used on the first few visits to bring down the patients pain levels and inflammation to facilitate manual treatment.
 

B) ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create deep heat to a localized area. This speeds up metabolism and improves blood flow. Ultrasound breaks up scar tissue and adhesions, reduces inflammation and swelling, reduces nerve root irritation and eases muscle spasms.
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Ultrasound
 

C) MICROCURRENT THERAPY

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Microcurrent Therapy
Where TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is used for the relief of pain, Microcurrent, because of its proximity to our own body’s current, is thought to work on a more cellular level.
Microcurrent Therapy uses extremely small amounts of electrical current (millionths of an amp) to help relieve pain and heal soft tissues of the body.Injury to the body disrupts its normal electrical activity. Microcurrent Therapy produces electrical signals like those naturally occurring when the body is repairing damaged tissues. By applying similar electrical currents, the healing process is enhanced.
 

What does Microcurrent Therapy feel like?The electrical current used in Microcurrent Therapy is so small that it is rarely felt. However, the water-moistened electrodes or gel used to conduct the current may seem cool when first applied.

Why is Microcurrent Therapy used?

Microcurrent Therapy is often recommended in cases involving soft tissue inflammation or muscle spasm. Since Microcurrent Therapy mimics the body’s electrical fields it can be helpful in relieving pain and stimulating the healing of soft tissues.TENS Units and Electronic Muscle Stimulators (EMS)

 

D) MOIST HEAT

Moist Heat can reduce the chronic neck and back pain associated with osteoarthritis (degenerated joints). The warmth from the hot pack provides a sedative effect on the nerve endings of your skin and relieves muscle spasms. The effect helps you relax you for further Chiropractic treatment.
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Moist Heat