Scientific Sessions

Electrodiagnosis, Electrical Stimulation & Electrotherapy

Electrodiagnosis, a field of study that utilizes electrophysiology and electrical technology, is employed to examine human neurophysiology. This branch of study serves various purposes, such as detecting the location and severity of a lesion, defining disease progression, assessing prognosis, distinguishing neuropathy from myopathy, and evaluating treatment response. When it comes to individuals suspected of having a myopathy, electrodiagnostic testing is considered the most crucial diagnostic tool. This testing includes nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). Electrodiagnostic investigations are particularly beneficial in evaluating patients with suspected myopathy.

Electrical stimulation, a method used in physical therapy (PT), can assist with a range of PT tasks. By utilizing an electrical current, it is believed to strengthen muscles, alleviate pain signals, and enhance blood circulation. Physical therapists employ electrical stimulation for various reasons, including treating inflammation, strengthening weak or dysfunctional muscles, and reducing discomfort and spasms.

Electrotherapy, a medical treatment involving the administration of electric current to affected areas, is primarily used by professional physiotherapists to address a wide range of conditions, including muscle discomfort and arthritis. This treatment method utilizes focused and controlled electrical stimulation to manage chronic pain, muscle wasting, musculoskeletal injuries, and nerve pain. In cases where traditional medication proves ineffective, electrotherapy can be highly beneficial. The specific approach to electrotherapy varies based on the patient's condition and individual requirements.

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Screening
  • Electromyography
  • Physiotherapy Electrical Stimulation
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • Interferential Therapy
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
  • Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS)
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound