Electromagnetic waves create vibrations in the molecules of the muscle fibers to increase blood flow to the area and reduce pain.
Large soft tissue injuries such as:
- muscle strains
- muscle knots
- Positive fever test
- Impaired sensation
- Metal implants
- Wet or damp skin
- If athlete feels a burning or aching sensation stop treatment
Position diathermy head 1” over treatment area
Ensure that the skin is dry around the treatment area.
Place a towel over the area if desired to reduce intensity of treatment