Galvanic stimulation is a pulsed electrical current modality that is often implemented in our office for the treatment of acute injuries, especially those resulting in significant soft tissue trauma, particularly those resulting in significant swelling or edema. This therapy is incredibly effective in removing soft tissue swelling/edema by creating a favorable alteration of blood flow. The therapy involves two e-stim pads, one positive that acts similar to ice, initiating a decrease in circulation to the region beneath it, and the other pad implementing a negative current that acts similarly to heat by increasing blood flow, bringing to the injury increased nutrients and oxygen to accelerate the healing process.
Benefits of High Volt Galvanic Therapy include:
- Decrease in swelling/edema
- Decrease in pain
- Increase in circulation to the desired area
- Speeds recovery time