The electrotherapy laboratory is considered to be a teaching lab for many subjects that require the use of electrical devices, such as:
- Pain relieving devices: these have low current and medium frequencies that are used in the treatment of lower back pain, neck pain, and joint pain, such as the knee and shoulder.
- Muscle activity stimulating devices: these devices are used to stimulate and increase muscle contraction, and treat paralysis in the upper and lower extremities, facial paralysis, muscle weakness, and muscle atrophy.
- Cryotherapy devices: these devices were used as effective and quick painkillers. They are also considered to be some of the effective means in treating joint swelling and severe infections.
- Heat therapy devices: examples of these are infrared and short wave devices that are used in treating muscle contractions, such as those in the neck and back muscles, as well as joint pain and chronic joint infections, such as knee stiffness, muscle infections, muscle tears, and inflammation of the synovial sacs and tendons. They are also used in reducing chronic joint swelling and in treating inflamed peripheral nerves, such as inflammation in facial nerves, known as facial paralysis.
- Therapeutic ultrasound device: it is considered to be one of the effective devices in treating tendon and ligament swelling and inflammation that result from tears, such as ankle sprains. It is also used in reducing muscle cramps resulting from chronic pain.
- Ultraviolet radiation: It is used in treating skin sores, acne, and skin diseases, such as cutaneous acne.
- Laser therapy device: it is effectively used in treating muscle and joint pain, and helps to heal wounds and reduce inflammation and joint swelling for orthopedic patients.
- Magnetic fields: they organize the work of the cell and increase blood circulation to joints and muscles, which has a great effect in treating various complaints, such as infections and joint roughness, tendon infections, and ligament tears.
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