Posted on January 25, 2013
This article reviews the use of medical electrotherapy and summarizes the indications and contraindications associated with electrotherapy treatment. The indications and contraindications of electrotherapy listed here are referenced from the user manual for the Intelect Legend XT Therapy System.
The Intelect Legend XT Electrotherapy Machine from Chattanooga is used by physical therapists to treat patients according to the indications listed here.
Electrotherapy (also known as electrical muscle stimulation) involves applying electrical energy to a patient to promote healing in muscle and other body tissues. Electrotherapy is most commonly used by physical therapists and chiropractors. The use of electrotherapy has been acknowledged by the American Physical Therapy as appropriate treatment for such applications as:
Electrotherapy can be administered using one or a combination of several different waveforms, the most common of which are:
Indications of electrotherapy include:
Indications for microcurrent, intereferential, premodulated, and TENS electrotherapy waveforms also include:
Electrotherapy as described here should be used subject to these contraindications:
For specific precautions and detailed information regarding the proper use of electrotherapy, please refer to the user manual for your electrotherapy device. We publish the user manual for the Intelect Legend XT Electrotherapy and Combination Therapy Systems as a convenience.
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