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

Chartered Physiotherapists

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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“Due to a serious Repetitive Strain Injury in my shoulder/neck I have been attending Portobello Physiotherapy on and off over the last several years, during which, the treatment I have received has always been of the highest standard. The staff are both friendly and welcoming and have always answered any questions I’ve asked about my injury. Exercise programmes were set out for me, explained in detail and, in my case, altered to suit how my shoulder/neck react to them. As long as I put the time in to doing the exercises and follow the advice of the Therapists I always see results within a short space of time. I would highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy to anyone, as the care and attention I have received on my visits has always been second to none.”

Tim Dublin 8

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