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Diathermy Therapy

Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment that uses electromagnetic energy, microwaves or sound waves to generate heat and improve blood flow. Commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions, diathermy is capable of relieving pain and improving tissue mobility. Whether you require diathermy for broken capillaries or you want to accelerate the natural healing process of your body, we can provide assistance.

The Types of Diathermy

Depending on your specific needs, there are three main types of diathermy therapy available. These include:

  • Shortwave – Generates heat in pulsed or continuous waves by using high-frequency electromagnetic energy. Short wave diathermy treatment can be used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and kidney stones.
  • Microwave – Capable of evenly warming deep tissues without penetrating deep muscles. Microwave diathermy is useful for areas close to the skin, including the shoulders.
  • Ultrasound – Treats deep tissues by using highly effective sound waves. Tissue vibration generates heat and promotes blood flow, providing relief for musculoskeletal sprains and muscle spasms as well as joint contractures or adhesions.

The Benefits of Diathermy

Diathermy therapy can have various benefits for overall health and wellbeing. These benefits may include:

  • Increases blood flow and makes connective tissue more flexible
  • Minimises inflammation and reduces fluid retention
  • Accelerates the natural healing process
  • Useful for back pain, muscle spasms, sprains and strains, tendonitis, bursitis and many other conditions

It should be noted that diathermy should be avoided in areas that contain bone pine, dental fillings and metal sutures, as the extreme heat can cause burns in the surrounding tissue.

Learn More Today

Skiin is proud to be a leading choice for diathermy therapy. Contact us today to learn more about our services, request a quote or make a booking.

* Disclaimer: The content of the SKIIN Clinic web site, such as text, graphics, images, and information obtained from third parties, are for informational purposes only. Results from series of treatments performed may vary from a person to another. It is recommended to consult our qualified doctors, nurses or skin therapist prior to performing a treatment.