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AvatarNathan Richer

Sam, i’ve been nerding out on electrotherapy and there is a lot of evidence that certain types of electrotherapy can help healing of tissues. i recently bought a Marc Pro and its pulse patterns aren’t really what you would you use to heal tissues. i’m not sure i would use it on damaged tissue because it induces a strong contraction to facilitate the fluid flow process but i’m not sure it would be a good idea to use on muscle that is torn – it might make the injury worse.

that’s not to say other types of pulse patterns and electro stimulation couldn’t help. i found this page which gives a quick overview of the different types of electrostim units and their uses:

most if not all would require a prescription and you’d want your PT to direct its use. but that may mean you could get insurance to pay for it perhaps. or maybe there is a way to borrow/rent one until you heal.