Electrotherapy/Local Modalities

Electrotherapy/Local Modalities

Electrotherapy or local modalities are commonly used to reduce pain and assist the natural healing response by increasing energy in the local area. This energy may be in the form of sound, light, electricity or heat.

Electrotherapy have short-term benefits that can assist with the earlier introduction of other longer lasting techniques such as exercise prescription.


Electrotherapy Modalities include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
  • Muscle Stimulation

Local Modalities include:

  • Ice Packs
  • Heat Packs/Wheat bags