What is Tecar Therapy?
Accelerating the body’s natural recovery ability
TECAR therapy is a form of combined contact diathermy and electrotherapy. It is a medical practice that applies electromagnetic energy to biological tissue. The electromagnetic frequency applied originates from the radiofrequency spectrum. Unlike electrotherapy it does not provoke muscle contraction. The therapeutic wavelength spectrum ranges from 300 KHz to 1.2 MHz.
The high-frequency current’s path and the created electromagnetic field are determined by the position of the electrodes and the patient’s body composition. The electromagnetic field created, capacitive or resistive, generates heat, allowing targeted, easy-to-manage therapeutic applications.
The heat-induced vasodilation increases the exchange of substances resulting in drainage of the inflamed area and an influx of reparative cells. TECAR therapy also has painresolving properties through its stimulation of endorphin production. TECAR therapy uses high-frequency currents for the bio-stimulation of tissue with different resistivity.
The beneficial effects of TECAR therapy are mostly used in physical therapy, rehabilitation and pain management:
- Bruises and sprains
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Sports traumas
- Muscle and tendon disorders
- Scar tissue
- Spine and peripheral joint disorders
- Vascular and lymphatic system disorders
- Orthopaedic disorders of the peripheral nervous system
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Acute and chronic pain