The short wave is a type of treatment used in physical therapy that is part of high frequency electrotherapy. The type of stimulus it generates is electromagnetic and the sensation during the treatment is completely soft and pleasant (thermal effect).
At Syncrolab we have a short wave condensed field equipment, by means of which, by placing the area of the body to be treated between the two applicators, we create an electromagnetic field around it, causing the beneficial effects that this type of therapy generates.
The positive effects that we obtain with this treatment are those of thermotherapy in general, the increase in temperature causes an increase in circulation, and this in turn increases the regeneration capacity of the tissues.
Due to the simple fact of the rise in temperature, the tissues can be better mobilized due to the gain in elasticity, for the same reason the perception of pain decreases, thus bringing together a whole series of very useful effects in rehabilitation.
There are also some athermic effects that correspond to the pulsatile short wave, these physiological effects improve the reabsorption of edema, reduce inflammation and favor the regeneration of tissues, in short, a significant increase in blood flow and better oxygenation of the tissues.
Its mains indications are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammatory processes
- Bone repair in fractures and fissures
- Muscle pain
- Peripheral nervous system pathologies.