Diathermy is a non-invasive treatment that reduces pain and promotes healing, among other benefits.

Diathermy treatment, also known as tecartherapy, uses advanced non-invasive appliances. It is a treatment of proven effectiveness, that works naturally from within the biological tissue. Application of diathermy can help the recovery process enormously thanks to the activation of the anti-inflammatory and tissue repair processes of the organism itself.

What conditions do we treat with diathermy?

At Instituto Clavel Rehabilitation we use diathermy to treat the following conditions:

  • Surgical scars
  • Muscle injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Fascitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Neck pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Low back pain

Benefits of diathermy

This high-frequency treatment is complementary to specialized physical therapy and can optimize its results. Here are some of its benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Relieves pain.
  • Promotes tissue recovery and healing.
  • Relaxes the muscles.
  • Increases tissue oxygenation.
  • Improves circulation.

Diathermy at Instituto Clavel Rehabilitation

At IC Rehabilitation, we use the Diacare 5000 Diathermy equipment for this treatment. The sessions last 30 minutes and are painless. We usually apply diathermy as a complement to manual therapy. Like all our treatments, it will be the physical therapist who determines if this treatment is indicated, after they have performed the individualized assessment of the patient and their needs. The process in each session is as follows:

  • We ask the patient to get into a comfortable position for the treatment.
  • Our specialist determines the appropriate intensity according to the patient's needs and tolerance
  • The specialist applies a conductive cream on the area to be treated and uses the diathermy device, making circular movements.
  • The therapy is pleasant, produces a sensation of warmth and results are noticeable from the very first session.



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