Interferential Therapy (IFT) is just one of the techniques used by the Chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic. It involves the passing of low frequency electrical signals through the body in order to cause electrical stimulation of nerves without causing pain or discomfort. The machine Interferential machine can be manipulated by adjusting the stimulation frequency to have different clinical applications and its diversity ranges from being able to:
• Reduce Pain
• Relax/Stimulate Muscle
• Increase local blood flow
• Reduce swelling
In addition to this, there are several other specialist applications for which IFT has been employed. These include stimulation as part of the management of incontinence and pelvic floor training, constipation in children, Fibromyalgia and trigger point intervention. Enhancement of fracture healing has also been investigated.
If you want to receive the best value Chiropractic Care in Perth, book an appointment at Lakeside Chiropractic. A regular visit here is 20-30 minutes long and involves the use of a wide variety of Chiropractic, Osteopathic, Physiotherapy, Massage and other techniques in order to get you back to your best!
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