Harnessing the Power of Electrotherapy for Optimal Rehabilitation

At Broadmead Physiotherapy, we are keenly aware of the importance of rehabilitation in the process of recovery. Our dedication to excellence extends to the use of contemporary therapies, like electrotherapy, to speed up your return to optimal physical health and improve the rehabilitation process.

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What is Electrotherapy?

Electrotherapy is a therapeutic treatment approach that uses electrical currents which can be used to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions. It is a non-invasive method that is regularly painless and can help reduce discomfort while enhancing muscle function and healing. Our skilled physiotherapists incorporate electrotherapy into your personalized rehabilitation plan in a way that is specifically catered to your individual needs, making sure that this cutting-edge modality is only used as necessary for your recovery

Here’s how we incorporate Electrotherapy into our treatments: 

  1. Pain Management: Electrotherapy can significantly reduce pain by encouraging the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins, to be released. Electrotherapy can help manage discomfort and lessen reliance on painkillers whether you’re recovering from an injury or surgery.
  2. Muscle Re-Education: Regaining control and strength in weakened or injured muscles is a crucial part of rehabilitation for many patients. The targeted muscle groups can be controlled and functioned better thanks to electrotherapy’s assistance in muscle re-education.
  3. Improved Circulation: Electrotherapy uses electrical currents to encourage blood flow to the affected areas. Improved circulation is essential for lowering inflammation and encouraging tissue repair.
  4. Accelerated Healing: Tissue regeneration and repair are accelerated by electrotherapy. You may be able to resume your regular activities and sports more quickly as a result of shorter recovery times.
  5. Customized Treatment: Because every patient is different, our physiotherapists customize your Electrotherapy sessions to meet your unique needs and objectives. Your treatment plan changes as you do, ensuring the best result.

Some of Electrotherapy’s Uses in Physical Rehabilitation

A variety of injuries and conditions can benefit from the use of electrotherapy. It is a useful tool in the hands of our skilled physiotherapists due to its adaptability and capacity to target particular areas. The following common injuries can benefit from Electrotherapy:

  1. Muscle Strains and Tears: By reducing pain, enhancing blood flow, and assisting with muscle re-education, electrotherapy speeds up the recovery of muscle injuries.
  2. Tendonitis: Tendonitis, which is characterized by tendon inflammation, can be uncomfortable and restrict movement. Assisting in reducing inflammation and promoting tissue healing are two benefits of electrotherapy.
  3. Joint Pain and Arthritis: Electrotherapy can help you manage pain, increase joint mobility, and improve your overall quality of life whether you’re dealing with acute joint pain or managing a chronic condition like arthritis.
  4. Sports Injuries: Sports-related injuries like sprains, strains, and ligament damage are common among athletes, and electrotherapy frequently helps them recover more quickly.
  5. Back and Neck Pain: Where appropriate, chronic back and neck pain caused by caused by issues related to herniated discs or spinal stenosis can be treated with electrotherapy in addition to other physiotherapy methods.


At Broadmead Physio, our skilled physiotherapists combine Electrotherapy with practical methods, exercise regimens, and professional direction to deliver a thorough rehabilitation experience that puts you on the road to physical peak performance.

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Laura Briggs
Laura Briggs
19:15 06 Mar 24
I am so glad that I started seeing Mary at this clinic. Prior to beginning treatment here I had pain between my neck and shoulder for over three years. I had seen several other medical practitioners for this specific issue with minimal success. I experienced immense pain relief after my first treatment with Mary. I have only good things to say about this place.read more
Christina Craft
Christina Craft
20:11 03 Dec 23
Seriously... getting treatment from Mary Wong Colebrook felt like a miracle. I've had physio, massage, naturopathy, accupuncture, you name it, from many awesome practitioners for various issues over the years and can honestly say I had hands down the best treatment I've ever had. Mary identified the issue almost within seconds and the treatment plan had me go from barely able to walk to being back in motion again in no time at all. Customer service is slso excellent here ... great front desk staff!read more
23:07 21 Aug 23
Ian at Broadmead Physio is compassionate as well as knowledgeable in what he does. My knee was much improved after several sessions. The girls at the front desk were kind and courteous.read more
Nisha Jhamat
Nisha Jhamat
16:45 16 Jan 23
I would highly recommend Nick Friesen. I've been working with him over the course of a few months, with a back/neck injury and he has been nothing but a miracle worker. I tried so many different physiotherapists and Nick is the only one who could actually help me. He's very very knowledgeable and just an all around great guy with a positive attitude! I look forward to my sessions with him. I'm sure any of the physiotherapists at broadmead physio are just as great. Bonus that the receptionists are super helpful and very polite!! Always so friendly!read more
Nicolas Pinard
Nicolas Pinard
04:57 10 Nov 22
I always got excellent help from Nick Friesen whenever we met. Through some basic movement tests, he was immediately able to pinpoint the root cause of the issue! I highly recommend his services!read more
22:06 06 Aug 22
My husband (big fan of hockey) found this physio by Googling and booked for Ian (His profile shows Ian used to be a physical therapy consultant to the Edmonton Oilers!). I had a major accident last year. I can walk on my own again without any devices because of Ian’s help and guidance. He is indeed honest, compassionate, knowledgeable, helpful, and has a good sense of humour. He sends me follow up emails to ensure that I don’t forget my training menu at home. I have never seen such a dedicated therapist in my life. The physio office is always really clean and all the receptionists are helpful. Thank you.read more