Home > Blog > Physiotherapy > Electrotherapy Physiotherapy
Electrotherapy refers to physiotherapy modalities that are used to treat muscular, joints, ligamental and bone disorders.
ultrasound therapy (u/s therapy)
uses high frequency treatment sound waves to treat soft tissues, muscles and
tendon injuries (as opposed to visual/diagnostic types).
Our senior physiotherapists and senior hand therapists will adjust the wavelength and
frequency of the therapeutic sound waves at local specific target areas to maximize clinical effectiveness ie
- pain reduction
- accelerated soft tissue healing
Ultrasound therapy increases
- blood flow
- cell activity
which in combination, improves and
increases local and targeted healing process. As this occurs, patients may also experience pain reduction and/or pain relief as local inflammation decreases. The therapist can also use ultrasound to break down scar
adhesions and tissue (due to applied sound waves), this helps to
re-align tissue fibers in the proper and best alignment, which increases optimal healing. Injuries and conditions that causes
- scar adhesions
- scar tissues
- painful muscle spasms and
- neurologically caused pain
have shown fair to good results when treated by ultrasound therapy
Senior physiotherapists and senior hand therapists may augment ultrasound therapy to become sonophoresis therapy.
Interferential Therapy (I.F. therapy)
The basic principle of Interferential Therapy (IFT)
is to utilise the strong physiologicaportable iftl effects of low
frequency (<250pps) electrical stimulation of nerves without the
associated painful and somewhat unpleasant side effects sometimes
associated with low frequency stim.
Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy option used by many physiotherapy clinics to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing
process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high
frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper
lying muscle tissues.
Related Service: Indiba Radio-Frequency Physiotherapy for Pain Relief And Accelerated Soft Tissue Healing
Muscle stimulator (E.M.S. / N.M.E.S.)
Known also as
- NMES neuromuscular electrical stimulation
- EMS electro-muscle stimulation
With the use of safe and applied electricity, our senior physiotherapists and senior hand therapists can elicit or stimulate the
contraction and relaxation of muscles.
This is particularly useful and good to
rehabilitate muscles that are either
- unable to contract/fire
due to pain or injury or combination.
It's a good support to restore balance (especially in structural imbalance cases), and is commonly used in nerve-related damage physiotherapy and hand therapy, such as stroke or local nerve damage.
t.e.n.s. Pain management
(Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
helps with relieving pain by intercepting pain nerves and blocking pain
messages (Wall and Melzack pain gateway theory).
The TENS unit is very mobile (size is similar to a wallet)
Patients prefer the TENS compated to taking oral or injection painkillers, because it allows patients to have a decreased pain experience that allows them to participate and function in
- daily tasks
In many cases, patients elect to use TENS for some long term chronic pains such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis etc.
shockwave therapy (e.s.w.t.)
Shockwave therapy treatment is non invasive and produces an inflammatory response, which will increase metabolic
activity around the site of pain.
The number #1 function and goal is to stimulate and accelerate the
healing process for the treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders, back, lower limb
and foot pain.
Read more about shockwave therapy here.
Back to Top
book an appointment today
(or check your pains / injuries)
Phoenix Rehab Physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
See all the conditions our principal physiotherapists treat.
HAND THERAPY & CUSTOMIZED SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to
- manage and decrease hand pains
- improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
- increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
REFORMER CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
- Cupping TCM
- Auricular Therapy TCM
- Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime / recovery period required.
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.
Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
do Tell Your Family, Friends And Colleagues About Us =)
We appreciate you as our valued clients and want you to know that the # 1 way we grow as a clinic / brand is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.
We prefer not to rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients. When you have the chance, please tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our physio clinics.
book an appointment today
(or check your pains / injuries)
Jan 18, 23 03:01 AM
Phoenix Rehab Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy at Tampines Singapore
Dec 11, 22 03:43 AM
Germain Sim is a hand therapist practicing hand therapy, splinting, assessing and treating finger, hand and elbow pains in Phoenix Rehab
Jun 29, 22 08:32 AM
Adele is a registered physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience including treating national athletes as well as recreational athletes having worked in Singapore Sports Council and Singapore Spo…
Feb 03, 22 04:05 AM
Achilles tendon pain is very common among recreational and elite sportspeople. But it is also common among sedentary individuals
Feb 03, 22 12:16 AM
Tendonitis, tendinopathy and tendinosis are all tendon injuries and treated by physiotherapists and hand therapists
Jan 11, 22 02:01 AM
Cervical spondylosis is a general term to describe the degenerative condition in the neck which results in pain and other symptoms
Jan 07, 22 12:28 AM
Tendinopathy (tendon injuries) can develop in any tendon of the body and has many names such as tendinitis and it can be treated with good tendon physiotherapy
Dec 15, 21 01:47 AM
Tendon problems are common in runners and can become a persistent issue if not properly treated.
Dec 14, 21 11:23 PM
Pain and pathology in a tendon, known as tendinopathy, is a common injury in athletes that can be difficult to manage. Physio and hand therapy can help healing
Dec 07, 21 01:31 AM
We use the world’s best tendon recovery programs through cutting edge treatment techniques for all tendon injuries (and tendon injuries differ accordingly)