Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment in rehabilitation; the term electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments for every case’s specific needs, including the use of electrical devices such as deep brain stimulators for neurological disease.
The use of electrotherapy has been researched and accepted in the field of rehabilitation (electrical muscle stimulation).
Electrotherapy is used for:
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Muscle Stimulation is referred as (NMES) Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation or EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) and is useful for rehabilitation of muscles following Brain injury.
The device is powerful enough to achieve a strong muscle contraction. The stimulation phases on-and-off to mimic conventional exercise and thus will cause strengthening of the muscle fibers and increase in muscle “tone.”
Indications for the EMS are:
Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulator (TENS)
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation therapy is electrical stimulation that’s applied to your skin to provide extra stimulation to your nerves and muscles.
Benefits of TENS Therapy
The most important benefit of TENS therapy is the ability to regain muscle movement; it also can help your muscles regain movement through nerve and muscle stimulation.
For best results our rehabilitation team uses (TENS) therapy in combination with your rehab exercises, to retain the muscle movement much better.
Interferential Simulator (IF)
Interferential current (IFC) therapy is a therapeutic modality that is used often in a brain injury therapy.
Other Common uses
Pre and post-orthopedic surgery, joint injury syndrome, cumulative trauma disorders, increasing circulation and pain control of various origins.
High Voltage Pulsed Galvanic Stimulator (HVPGS)
Galvanic stimulation is a method of applying high voltage, but overall low amperage, direct current to alleviate pain, stimulate blood flow, and promote wound healing.
Other benefits of (HVPGS)
Microcurrent Stimulator (MC)
Microcurrent Therapy uses extremely tiny electrical currents used for the relief of pain, because of its close proximity to our own body’s current, and is thought to work on a more cellular level.
The use of Microcurrent at an injured area helps:
Dar El Mona Physiotherapy department is well equipped with latest international computerized equipment which is commonly used in Neuro Rehabilitation Program such as:
Speech pathologists conducts the initial assessment of speech and develop a treatment plan that will be implemented by our speech therapist, this plan may include:
This program is designed to help patients with stroke and traumatic brain injuries, who suffered from memory and concentration problems. Our program helps the patient to re learn cognitive skills that was impaired from the injury and if this skill cannot be re acquired, they will help the patient acquire new cognitive skill.