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ARA College Code – 06153

ARA College Code – 06153

Dhole Patil College of Physiotherapy

Approved by Govt. of Maharashtra. Affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS).
Recognised by Maharashtra State OTPT Council, Mumbai.

Dept. of Electrotherapy and Electrodiagnosis

HOD Message 

The Electrotherapy and Electrodiagnosis Department in physiotherapy focuses on the use of electrical modalities for assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation purposes. Here’s a brief overview:

  1. Electrotherapy:

   – Treatment Modalities: Involves the application of electrical currents for therapeutic benefits.

   – Common Techniques: Includes transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and ultrasound therapy.

   – Pain Management: Often used for pain relief, muscle stimulation, and tissue healing.

  1. Electrodiagnosis:

   – Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS): Measures the speed and strength of nerve signals to diagnose conditions like neuropathy.

   – Electromyography (EMG): Records the electrical activity of muscles to assess for neuromuscular disorders.

   – Evoked Potentials: Measures the electrical activity of the brain or spinal cord in response to stimuli, aiding in neurological diagnosis.

The Electrotherapy and Electrodiagnosis Department plays a vital role in managing pain, promoting tissue healing, and assessing neuromuscular function. Physiotherapists in this department use a range of specialized equipment and techniques to provide targeted and effective interventions for patients with various neurological and musculoskeletal conditions


Department Objectives

  • Pain Management: Using electrical stimulation techniques to alleviate acute and chronic pain.
  • Muscle Rehabilitation: Facilitating muscle contractions to prevent atrophy and promote muscle strength and endurance.
  • Tissue Healing: Enhancing tissue repair processes through stimulation of cellular activity and blood flow.
  • Edema Reduction: Using electrical modalities to decrease swelling and inflammation in injured or affected areas.
  • Nerve Stimulation: Stimulating nerves to improve nerve function, reduce neuropathic pain, and promote nerve regeneration.
  • Improving Circulation: Enhancing blood circulation to promote healing and reduce ischemia in tissues.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Inducing muscle relaxation to relieve muscle spasms and tension.
  • Diagnostic Aid: Utilizing electrodiagnostic techniques such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) to assess nerve and muscle function, aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Biofeedback: Using electrical signals to provide patients with real-time feedback on muscle activity, helping them learn to control and improve muscle function.
  • Patient Education: Educating patients on the principles and applications of electrotherapy, as well as proper usage of electrotherapy devices for home care when applicable.