This therapy is used primarily at the beginning of patient care. It is used to reduce soreness, increase blood flow, reduce muscle spasms, promote healing, and clear out toxins. In the beginning of care, Dr. Peterson often find that the muscles are trying to work against the adjustments that he is making. Interferential helps with this by relaxing the muscles after treatment.
The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues.
Electrodes are placed on your skin around the injured body part. The Interferential Current device then transmits electrical impulses in minute quantities through your skin. Underlying tissue and nerves are stimulated which begins the healing properties. These impulses are not painful in the least. In fact, even though it is not why Dr. Peterson prescribes them, most of our patients that experience it report loving it because it helps them feel more relaxed.