What is IFT in physiotherapy treatment?

What is IFT in physiotherapy treatment?

What is IFT in physiotherapy treatment?

Interferential therapy (IFT) is a commonly used modality in physiotherapy practice for pain relief. Pain relief is believed to be achieved through the production of endogenous opioids like endorphins and enkephalins.

What is the duration treatment of IFT?

The duration of treatment varies between 10 – 20 minutes.

What is the function of IFT machine?

IFT machine delivers continuous stimulation deep into the affected tissue. The stimulation blocks the pain and reduces swelling and inflammation which causes pain. It provides deep penetration by using a 4000Hz carrier wave to overcome skin resistance.

Is IFT good for knee pain?

Short-term treatment with both APS and IFT could significantly reduce pain and improve physical function in patients with knee OA. These results are indicative that both physical methods can be used as an alternative to drugs or complementary methods for pain management in knee OA.

Is IFT good for back pain?

The sensation produced by the current’s interference stimulates the tissues, increasing the blood flow and leading to the self-healing process kicking in. This is why IFT for back pain is well sought after as it is non-invasive and effective.

Which current is used in IFT?

Interferential therapy (IFT) is a popular electrotherapeutic modality for pain management. It is characterized by the interference of 2 medium-frequency currents (ie, 1–10 kHz), which combine to produce a new medium-frequency current whose amplitude is modulated at low frequency (ie, <1 kHz).

Is IFT good for sciatica?

Easy to operate and handy electrotherapy machines such as US 111, SONICTENS, Combo3 Plus have clinically proven treatment modalities like ultrasound therapy, TENS, IFT, EMS etc. that can make your sciatic pain a history within a few sessions.

What is the principle of IFT?

The basic principle of Interferential Therapy (IFT) is to utilise the significant physiological effects of low frequency (≅<250pps) electrical stimulation of nerves without the associated painful and somewhat unpleasant side effects sometimes associated with low frequency stimulation.