2. Reinforce a change in the tissue for manual therapy
3. Break up scar tissue
Pre Mod Stimulation
Involves 2 pads so the electrical stimulation runs in the areabetween the 2 pads
Effects of IFC
1. Increase in localized blood flow which can improve healing by reducing swelling
2. Removes damaged tissue and brings nutrients necessary for healing to injured area
3. Stimulation of local nerve cells that can have a pain reducing/anesthetic effect due to potentially blocking the transmission of the pain signals
The electrical current is applied to the affected area using 4 electrodes. The 4 electrodes are placed in such a way that the 2 currents produced cross each other in the affected area.
Effects of Russian
Assist a muscle in strengthening more quickly following an injury or surgery
This type of stimulation is motor vs sensory. It will cause the muscle to contract. It is not adjusted to a painful setting and will not contract the muscle continuously but rather cycle on and off for a period of time. There is one stimulation pad on the muscle's insertion into the bone and another on the muscle belly.