Brooke Smith, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert DN, CCI, AzOPT Goodyear Clinic Manager
As an evidence-based practice, we are always evolving and learning the best manual therapy techniques, exercise protocols, and new modalities that are utilized to accelerate healing times and return you to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sometimes, this includes rapidly improved technology that we use in our clinics. In Goodyear, we are now utilizing INDIBA therapy.
INDIBA is a medical device that utilizes state-of-the-art radio frequency currents. This stimulates tissue repair that accelerates the healing process when used in conjunction with normal physical therapy treatment, including manual therapy, exercise, and stretching.
What makes this different than other radio frequency devices and ultrasounds?
Through years of research and trials, INDIBA discovered the optimal frequency to produce the best therapeutic outcomes available. They then created a way to stabilize this for consistency throughout treatment. When combined with manual therapy, this treatment provides optimal measures for tissue revitalization and healing. Benefits for this treatment may include normalized cell function and regeneration, obliteration of loose connective tissue, increased metabolism, increased blood flow, detoxified damaged tissue, an anti-inflammatory response, increased circulation in extracellular matrix, increased tissue and cellular oxygenation, stimulated collagen and elastin synthesis, an analgesic effect, mobilized ions at cellular levels, increased vasodilation, increased drainage, and stimulated stem cell proliferation.
Who benefits from this new procedure?
Most patients will benefit from this procedure—acute, chronic, and even post-surgical patients. Our licensed physical therapists will assess each patient and determine the appropriate application. There are certain patients who are not appropriate for this procedure due to pacemakers, infections, pregnancy, or sensitivity, to name a few. Again, our licensed physical therapists are experts and will determine the best treatment plan for each patient.
Keep in mind, this is not a miracle treatment or cure. It is best used in conjunction with a proper physical therapy plan of care personalized to your symptoms. However, when used properly, this treatment can help speed your recovery and get you back to what you need and love to do—pain free! For more information or to schedule with a Goodyear physical therapist, request an appointment today!