Uses an electrical current to cause muscles to contract. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the problematic areas on the muscle, then a gentle electric current is turned on and it forces the muscles to contract. The effect of it is that it artificially tires the muscle in spasm, allowing it to relax, and it helps promote circulation of blood to bring in nutrients in and remove toxins.
This therapy is used to treat deeper structures such as ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Soundwaves are able to penetrate deeper than a standard heat and this helps to promote circulation, speed up the process of healing and decrease the pain of those structures. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissue in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which helps in the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound also helps to relieve pain.
We will use dry heat packs and place them over your spine and wrap them around your neck to warm up the muscles and increase circulation. We generally use this in combination with electric therapy to help it be more effective.