Placement of the electrodes
TENS ELECTROTHERAPY (pain therapy)
TENS is one of the most used pain relief electro-therapy technique in physiotherapy. It can be used for the treatment of a wide range of physical pains, such as acute pain, chronic, muscular pain, post-clinical pain ad pregnancy pain. Depending on its main action, TENS impulse can be classified as follow:
- Rapid (conventional) TENS: current used to act on pain symptoms. its purpose is to induce the organism into blocking pain at the spine. Treatment duration should be no less than 30/40 minutes. Conventional tens is a current that can be used to treat general everyday pain. The average number required to benefit from the treatment is 10/12 per day.
- Endorphinic TENS: it promotes the endogenous production of morphine-like substances capable of raising the pain perception threshold. Treatment duration 20/30 minutes in a single phase, daily frequency. Antalgic action shows up 2 hours after the treatment.
- Sequential TENS: it´s like conventional TENS, but during stimulation, this program modifies by itself the frequency and impulse width.
- TENS at maximum values: very short duration, just few minutes. It blocks pain impulses peripherally, creating a proper anaesthetising effect in the treated area. This type of stimulation is suitable for injuries or bruises when a rapid action is required.
- TENS Burst: it´s a mix of low frequency (endorphinic) and high frequency (rapid) TENS.
EMS ELECTROTHERAPY (rehab, sport, beauty, fitness)
EMS means Electrical Muscular Stimulation: it´s a technique that helps muscular contractions using electrical impulses. EMS is commonly used in medical therapy and as a complementary aid in sport activity, with both therapeutic and sport or beauty purposes (toning, draining).
In physiotherapy EMS is used for rehabilitation purposes, for example in athropy muscular prevention for people with deambulation problems, post-operated, post-traumatized, disabled.