Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. IPT uses interferential E-stim, neuro-muscular E-stim and TENS units often in combination with moist heat packs. E-stim can improve circulation and blood flow to promote healing, block pain signals to the brain to decrease muscle spasms; as well as help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries or post-operative.
Electrical stimulation is a type of physical therapy modality used to accomplish various tasks in physical therapy. If you have an injury or illness that causes pain or limited functional mobility, your PT may use electrical stimulation, or E-stim, as one part of your rehabilitation program.