Electromagnetic energy as we understand is a form of proceeding wave with oscillating electric and magnetic field perpendicular to each other. The energy of electromagnetic wave is a kind which doesn’t even require a medium to traverse. The use of electromagneticwaves can be ranged from sending signals via satellites to the occurrence of visible light in the world. But if this widely used energy could be controlled, the frequency of it could be leveled to the position of producing heating effect deep inside the tissue to be treated. Diathermy is such a modality through which that level of control over electromagnetic waves can be attained.
Types of SWD
At Om Physio plus nutrition, both Condenser SWD and Induction SWD are offered for expanding the range of treatment for patients. It also helps us to enhance the compatibility of treatment for a specific condition.
For condenser SWD, electric field is used to treat the targeted area where that area is kept two electrodes which are connected to a short-wave diathermy device. Heat is produced in the tissue during the treatment due to which therapeutic effects are experienced. Conditions for which Condenser SWD is particularly used are:
- Pain due to irritated nerves
- Inflammation of nasal passages
- Inflammation in tendons
- Ear infection
- Tonsil inflammation
- Laryngeal inflammation
- Kidney infection
- Prostate inflammation
- Endocrine disorders
- Inflammation in uterus
For induction SWD, the heat is produced in excess amounts inside the targeted issue by means of a magnetic field. In this type of treatment, the affected area of the body is kept inside a coil to experience the effect of heating to that specific area of the body. Conditions treated with induction SWD are:
- Pain in breast tissue
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Degenerative joint disease
- Chronic pain in upper and lower back
The treatment lasts from 10 to 20 minutes depending upon the type of condition to be treated. Also, no of total sessions to treat a condition can vary from 10 to 15.
At Om physio plus Nutrition, compatibility is followed as a religion for the satisfaction of our patients.