The Tecartherapy, also known as Tecar (Resistive Capacitive Energy Transfer or Resistive Capacitive Therapy), is probably the best known of physiotherapy electromedical treatments. Through the application of electromagnetic waves, this treatment aims to reduce inflammation so that it can act first on pain by increasing the microcirculation of blood vessels, their vasodilation, and also promoting an increase in internal temperature.
Electrostimulation of muscles (EMS) is acomplementary electrotherapy used to promote the growth of muscle fibers. In fact, the electrostimulator, through low-frequency electrical micropulses, allows stimulation of muscle contractions resulting in an increase in muscle mass. Electrostimulation is always combined with physiotherapy treatments, including sports physiotherapy or physio-aesthetic treatments.
You cannot undergo the treatment if: you have a pacemaker, heart rhythm disorders, neoplasia, or suffer from epilepsy. Moderate use of this adjunctive therapy is recommended for patients with capillary fragility.
The physical therapy pathways tend to be dynamic in which physiotherapy techniques can coexist depending on the nature of the trauma to be treated and the patient’s response, and this is the reason why, if deemed necessary, the physiotherapist may, in the same session, use two different techniques: the tecarterpy and electrostimulation.