Modalities are a variety of treatment options that aid in the physical therapy treatment program. These include such things as, heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, vasopneumatic/compression, traction, iontophoresis, and TENS.
Physical therapists are movement specialists who create an individual plan of care for each patient. Often times, modalities are an integral component of the rehabilitation process.
Benefits of Modalities
Decreases overall time of treatment
Improves chronic conditions thought to be permanent