Total Physio uses Electrotherapy for pain management. It is the use of electrical energy in the treatment of impairments of health and conditions of abnormal functioning. In medicine, the term Electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments, including the use of electrical devices such as deep brain stimulators for neurological disease. The electrical current is also used to speed wound healing.
Electrotherapy is a highly effective treatment for pain whereby electrodes are placed on or near the area of pain and soothing pulses are sent via the electrodes through the skin and along the nerve fibers. The pulses (controlled by the user at all times) suppress pain signals to the brain. It also encourages the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals called Endorphins and Encephalin.