Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS)2019-08-31T05:53:26+01:00

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Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS)

TENS is an electrotherapeutic modality used by physiotherapists in the acute stages of injury or in chronic pain patients to help reduce pain. TENS is the application of a low level electrical current which helps to block out and stop pain signals reaching the brain by stimulating nerve receptors at the site of injury. These receptors can remain stimulated for a number of hours after the current has been removed providing patients with longer lasting pain relief post treatment. Typically conditions treated with TENS include chronic lower back and neck pain.

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I received treatment over the period of several months following a fracture to my foot. Portobello Physiotherapy clinic offers a level of care second to none. I felt I was in safe hands to aid my recovery and help me get back to full fitness.

Reiltin O’ Connor

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