The Ionoson-Expert device from Physiomed is a combination device and enables versatile application for professional electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy and simultaneous therapy. It combines both stimulation current therapy and ultrasound therapy in just one device and has the entire range of low and medium-frequency current forms, including the classic interference current. In both areas of application, the Ionoson-Expert unit convinces with its simple operation via touch screen and single-button operation. The comprehensive list of indications and instructions for use, which are included in the scope of delivery, provide a good overview of the possible applications of the device.
How does electrotherapy work with the Ionoson-Expert (3rd edition)?
Stimulating currents are transmitted via electrodes to the tissue to be treated. Depending on the form of current and the selection of parameters (i.e. pulse form, pulse duration, pause time, frequency, intensity), stimulation currents can cause the following effects in the treatment area:
- Pain attenuation
- stimulation of blood circulation and trophic improvement
- Nerve stimulation
- Muscle stimulation for muscle development/maintenance
- Muscular detonation
Ultrasound therapy with the Ionoson-Expert (3rd edition)
Treatment with ultrasound is a special form of electrotherapy. This form of therapy uses sound waves of a certain frequency range to generate heat. The sound waves penetrate the skin, muscles, fat and connective tissue and are reflected by bones. Therapeutic ultrasound is applied with the frequencies 1 MHz or 3 MHz as continuous sound or impulse sound in different duty cycles. Depending on the therapy parameters (treatment frequency, type of sound, dose, treatment duration and cycle), ultrasound treatment focuses on a thermal effect (heat development at reflecting boundary layers of the tissue) or a micro-massage in the treated tissue segment. During a treatment, the body region to be treated is covered with a contact gel to ensure optimal sound transmission. The transducer is then moved evenly and slowly over the area to be treated. The ultrasound waves then penetrate deep into the tissue and set it into a vibrating motion. In this way, heat is generated and various endogenous processes are stimulated.
Effects that can be achieved with ultrasound therapy are:
- Hyperaemia (increase in blood flow)
- Acceleration of metabolic functions
- Increasing the elasticity of connective tissue structures
- Pain relief
- Muscular detonation and spasm release
- Acceleration of healing processes
- Stimulation of fracture healing