We are extremely excited to announce that we are the first in our area to offer Tecar Therapy as a treatment option at our clinic!
Ok, BUT what is it, what does it do and how can it help me?
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 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 pain resolving properties through its stimulation of endorphin production. TECAR therapy uses high-frequency currents for the bio-stimulation of tissue with different resistivity.
TR Therapy generates, within the tissues, the phenomena of polarization of cellular membranes. The resultant flow of electrolytes facilitates trans-membrane exchange in the cell, rebalancing the intra-and extra cellular matrix and reactivating metabolic processes.
Using the bio transfer algorithm, allows dosage of energy so that the natural thermal state of the tissues can generate, through controlled vasodilation, a rinsing of inflammatory metabolites from the affected area.
TR Therapy interacts with the peripheral nervous system. Hyper polarization of fast fibres, generated by the rapid oscillation of the magnetic field, inhibits the passage of pain signals. This leads to a progressive regression of symptoms and a return of the sense of well-being for the patient.
The passage of energy through tissues and the consequent electrolytic flow causes a localized increase in temperature. The resulting vasodilation leads to increased hematic flow. Areas with poor blood flow, due to contracture or muscular fibrosis, benefit immediately as the presence of arterial blood guarantees increased muscular oxygenation.
The precise and aimed effect of the Targeted Radiofrequency Therapy on the hypertonic muscle fibres causes their immediate relaxation. The effect of myorelaxation is primarily based on vasodilation, which occurs immediately during the therapy and is responsible for higher supply of nutrients into the tissue.
TISSUE REGENERATION & HEALING
The improvement of tissue metabolism is a natural and valuable secondary outcome of the therapy. It leads to faster healing of the traumatized soft tissue and faster resorption of post-injury haematomas.
The walls of the arterioles are enlarged, and the precapillary sphincters relaxed, allowing increased local blood perfusion. This leads to an increase of the lymphatic processes (drainage) and subsequently to reduction of the edema.
The principal effect of the Targeted Radiofrequency Therapyâ€“the pain reliefâ€“results from muscle relaxation, edema reduction, tissue regeneration and healing.
INDICATIONS FOR USE
Tecar Therapy can be used in the treatment of both chronic and acute conditions.Â
- MUSCLE AND TENDON TEARS
- INFLAMMATION/ EDEMA
- VENOUS INSUFFICIENCIES
- TRIGGER POINTS
- ACUTE AND CHRONIC NECK PAIN
- CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
- RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
- BAKER’S CYST
- AND MORE!
- BONE TRAUMA
- MUSCLE RECOVERY
- ACUTE AND CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN
- HIP PAIN
- PLANTAR FASCIITIS
- LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Although TECAR Therapy is safe for almost everyone, it is contraindicated while pregnant as well as those who have an implanted pacemaker or some other electronic medical device.Â
- Most patients have a noticeable improvement after the first treatment
- Non-Invasive, minimal to no side effects
- Treatment feels good and is not painful.
- Longer treatment, between 20 to 25 minutes.
- Patientâ€™s feel deep warmth during treatment which is relaxing
Pricing (Includes HST)
- $90.00 SINGLE TECAR TREATMENT
- $145.00 SINGLE TECAR TREATMENT WITH MANUAL OSTEOPATHY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. In fact, most patients experience a relaxing feeling throughout the duration of the treatment.
Most patients experience positive results right after the first treatment; however, each patient and condition is different and results may vary.
We would suggest Tecar Therapy instead of Shockwave Therapy for more acute phases of an injury or condition such as tendinitis. Tecar Therapy aims to reduce inflammation, where as Shockwave Therapy aims to create inflammation resulting in a jump start of the bodies natural anti-inflammatory process. Other variables in this decision are financials, patient’s availability (Tecar frequency protocol is typically 2x/ week where as shockwave is 1x/ week) and patient’s health history. We discuss all treatment options with our patient prior to treatment so that we can pick the best treatment option for that patient and their condition.
Tecar Therapy utilizes electric current but is by no means dangerous. The modality distributes pleasant warmth through the tissue doing no harm when applied correctly. The practitioner asks the patient about their sensation throughout the treatment and prevents any feeling of discomfort.
Every patient and condition is different. Tecar Therapy brings scientifically proven, immediate and long-lasting relief. It relieves conditions for which it is indicated instantly, moments after initiating the therapy. The results depend on the patient’s condition and whether the patient follows the practitioner’s suggested treatment plan and protocol.