3D INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT ( IFC )

Interferential Current is a common modality for pain management and is used to treat acute and chronic conditions associated with injuries, traumas and post-surgery pain, it offers a safe, affective and natural healing option with no side effects.

IFC alleviates pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, active and pain free lifestyle.

HOW DOES IFC WORK

IFC produces stimulation which penetrate deep muscle fibers by alternating between two medium frequency electrical pulses and are paired with electrodes, which are placed on your skin around the injured area.

These frequencies block pain signals at the spinal cord and stimulate endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. This helps create self-healing process without the need of medications.

  • Decreases swelling and inflammation
  • Reduces or eliminates pain safely effectively
  • Restores restricted movements
  • Stimulates natural hormones which can help your body heal faster

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CONDITIONS TREATABLE WITH IFC

  • Back and neck pain
  • Inflammation/ edema
  • Knee and hip pain
  • Muscle tension/stiffness/ spasms
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sport injuries
  • Sprains/ strains
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • And much more

Different intensity/frequencies of electrical current that are selected produce muscle stimulation and muscle contraction.
During treatment patient will feel a tingling or ‘pins and needles’ sensation at the contact area of the electrodes. This sensation may continue for a brief period following treatment as well. The intensity will be increased based on patient’s comfort level. A stronger intensity will usually have a more beneficial effect.
Where the two currents meet, they actually ‘interfere’ with each other; hence the name “Interferential” Current.



Common Questions


  • How safe is IFC?
  • Is the treatment painful?
How safe is IFC?

IFC has been used in physical therapy treatment for many years and has been proven to be very safe and effective. However, the modality should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers and near low back or abdomen of pregnant women. It should also be avoided on a body part where there is any possible risk of metastasis. At your initial visit, our practitioner will consult with you on your treatment plan.

Is the treatment painful?

The patient should not feel any discomfort from the application of the interferential current. The electrodes will be applied with damp pads which will be placed between the electrode and the patient’s skin. If discomfort is felt, it is usually because an electrode sponge is not damp enough or because the sponge is not entirely covering the electrode and therefore is allowing some direct contact with your skin.

Patients usually do not experience any discomfort, depending on the area, in some places it may even feel like little tickles.


The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

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