Physical therapists employ a variety of modalities, such as massage, spinal stabilization, and light therapy, to help you develop a more fulfilling quality of life, even if you have a chronic condition. The extensively trained physical therapists at ADI Rehab in Westwood and Los Angeles, California, create a customized plan using different therapies and modalities so you can achieve the most effective results. You don’t have to live with pain. Call or schedule a consultation online to learn more about treatment options.
Physical therapies use a variety of techniques, therapies, and modalities in combination with each other to help achieve maximum results. Because pain has so many different causes, no single technique works best to relieve all types of pain. The therapists at ADI Rehab are specially trained in a variety of modalities including:
Iontophoresis is a type of electrical stimulation your physical therapist may use to administer medication through your skin to reach deeper tissue. It can help alleviate pain in injured tissues and reduce inflammation.
Depending on your specific condition, your physical therapist selects the appropriate medication to relieve your symptoms. Iontophoresis helps decrease pain and swelling, reduce muscle spasms, and manage scar tissue.
During an iontophoresis treatment, you typically feel a tingling sensation from the tiny electrodes on your skin, but it doesn’t usually hurt. The electrodes are concentrated to only the area of your body that’s being treated.
Iontophoresis treatment generally takes 10 to 20 minutes, so you may be able to tolerate any temporary discomfort. If the sensation is extremely uncomfortable, your physical therapist can make adjustments to the electrical current to minimize the irritation.
Yes. It’s a safe procedure, and side effects are minimal. You may notice slight redness where the electrodes were attached to your body.
Iontophoresis uses different medications for different conditions, but some of the most common ones include:
To find out more about the extensive set of modalities the ADI Rehab physical therapists provide, call or schedule a consultation online.