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The Benefits of Iontophoresis Therapy: Mechanisms, Benefits, and Delivery Systems

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Iontophoresis therapy has become a promising treatment option for various medical conditions, providing a non-invasive and efficient approach to address specific health concerns. Let’s get into the mechanisms, benefits, and delivery systems of iontophoresis, uncovering the diverse benefits it offers to individuals seeking relief from various ailments. Understanding Iontophoresis Therapy What is Iontophoresis? Iontophoresis is a non-surgical procedure that involves the use of a mild electric current to deliver therapeutic agents through the skin. This technique is commonly employed to manage conditions such as pain and inflammation, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and certain dermatological issues. How Does Iontophoresis Work? The effectiveness...

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The Uses and Advantages of Electrotherapy in Rehabilitation

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Electrotherapy machines, recognized in both physical therapy and rehabilitation, utilize targeted electrical impulses for muscle healing and tissue regeneration. Termed electrical muscle stimulation or e-stim, these applications extend beyond pain management, offering a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation. Electrotherapy is commonly employed alongside other physical therapy treatments and has the potential to effectively alleviate pain.The American Physical Therapy Association endorses the use of electrotherapy due to its demonstrated ability to offer the following: Relaxation of Muscle Spasms: Electrotherapy employs targeted electrical impulses to soothe and relax muscle spasms, promoting relief and improved comfort. Increase of Local Blood Circulation: By stimulating blood...

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Traction / Decompression

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Traction AKA Spinal Distraction or Decompression Therapy has been used in Physical Therapy & Chiropractic for many years.  Decompression systems involve using a multi section adjustable traction table interfaced with a traction machine.  Most packages include belts or harnesses for the thoracic and lumbar spine, positioning bolsters and for those who treat necks a cervical traction attachment (typically a Saunders cervical attachment)is available as well. Systems range from basic to highly sophisticated.  More advanced systems included tables that have much more adjustability and traction units that have onboard protocols and virtually limitless adjustability.  Chattanooga is one of the premier manufactures...

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Rehab Treadmills

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Treadmills were developed to allow individuals to get a workout either running or walking in an indoor environment.  Many offer multiple programs to create a variety of workout formats that fit in with each individuals fitness goals.  In the Rehab setting though treadmills are used a bit differently.  Sure, they can still be used for cardio conditioning but in many instances like; post surgery, post injury, or post neurological event they are used to help regaining proper gait, movement and balance.   Because of these special applications it is extremely important that a treadmill chosen for the Rehab setting have...

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Iontophoresis

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Iontophoresis is a physical modality that uses a small electric current to push medications through the skin to the underlying tissue.  Typically, corticosteroids are used with the intended goal of reducing pain and inflammation.  Only the ions of the medication are delivered subcutaneously through the pores in the skin and treatment regimens can vary depending on whether  a self contained patch with onboard battery is used (2.5-14 Hour treatments) or a iontophoresis unit which is separate from the electrodes is used (box & wires which can require 20-30 minutes on average to complete the treatment).  The self contained patches have become...

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