510 Main St. E
North Bay, ON, P1B 1B8



Electrical Modalities for Treatment

We offer several electrical modalities, for treatment of different types of pain. Contact us for more information.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

TENS is an electrical stimulation of the sensory nerves.
The TENS unit can relieve pain due to:

  • surgery
  • phantom pain
  • nerve pain
  • arthritis
  • low back or neck pain
  • during labour

Interferential Current (IFC)

IFC is a low-frequency current that is transmitted into the tissue through pads, giving the patient a feeling of pins and needles, in a massaging, comfortable way.
Benefits of IFC:

  • decrease pain, swelling and muscle spasms

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES):

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is the application of electrical stimuli to a group of muscles that have been weakened by disuse.  NMES is achieved by passing an electrical impulse from a device through electrodes placed on the skin over the targeted muscle(s).
Benefits of NMES:

  • strengthening muscles
  • activation of muscle
  • muscle patterning