Interferential Current Therapy is an electric modality that uses low-frequency current to stimulate nerves in the body. The electrical current, which is sent through the skin in pulses, does not produce any pain. However, it can cause tickling sensations and muscular reactions such as spasms. The treatment is very effective for pain management and makes a great solution for certain health problems. The interferential device used for treatment emits a frequency that stimulates the body’s production of natural pain-relieving agents.
Interferential Therapy or IF has existed for several years and its existence can be attributed to its own effectiveness, which is well documented. Patients suffering from intense body pain and involuntary muscle contractions who have undergone this type of treatment were shown to have recovered faster, have better moods and less physical issues compared to those who relied on drugs as a means to relieve pain. Interferential Current Therapy, together with Chiropathy can promote a healthy cardiovascular system, and make physical healing faster.
While Interferential Current Therapy is wide used for relieving pain, it can also be used to stimulate and tone the muscles. Regular muscle stimulation by electric impulses sent from the Interferential device used in the therapy can also result in better tone and increased strength. Because of this, IFT is used to aid patients who cannot perform voluntary contraction as well as those who find exercise difficult in their current state.
Benefits of Interferential Current Therapy
- Pain Relief without narcotics
- Less swelling and inflammation effects
- Better muscle tone
- Optimal body movements
- Promotion of natural pain killers in the body
- Faster healing