n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Electrotherapy : the principles

Volume 24, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... ELECTROTHERAPY: THE PRINCIPLES Electrotherapy is essentially the use of electric current to stimulate a tissue with the objective of restoring lost function or of healing. Used mainly in physiotherapy, this modality is finding its way into many other areas of medical practice. The electrical activity of the body has been used for many years, both diagnostically and for monitoring - for example, the ECG, EMG and EEG. Electrical current is an integral part of the body. Electrolytes move across cell membranes in response to changes in cell membrane potential. Cell adhesion and migration, important in the healing process, is ..

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