Electrotherapy encompasses a variety of different modalities that physiotherapists can use to help manage pain relief, accelerate healing or reduce the formation of scar tissue. Treatment is usually given using equipment that uses electrical energy to change pain signals or alter tissue healing, these usually include TENs, Ultrasound or Pulse short wave.

If your therapist feels that this equipment is appropriate for you then they will explain how they work and what you should expect to feel prior to commencing treatment. There are some conditions in which it is advisable not to use these machines, so please inform your therapist when you start treatment if you are pregnant, have osteoporosis, metal joint replacements or a pacemaker.