Physical therapists often use various electrical and thermal modalities to reduce your pain, improve healing and aid in the therapy process. At Mount Washington Physical Therapy, we offer modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, laser and moist heat.
Electrical Stimulation is used to reduce pain by calming the nerve impulses that carry the pain signal and stimulating your body to release its' natural pain-relieving endorphins. Electrical Stimulation can also be used to help reduce swelling and improve circulation in order to provide healing cells with oxygen and clearing build up of toxins. Finally, we use Functional Electrical Stimulation to aid in muscle contraction and strengthening where muscles may be weakened from illness or injury.