Magnetotherapy – what is a magnetic field?
The magnetic field used in physical therapy is a type of energy produced by the action of magnets and special devices (low-frequency pulsed magnetic field). Due to the properties of magnetotherapy treatment, this type of treatment has many advantages. An example is the increased permeability, which is conducive to penetrating deep into the pathologically changed tissues.
Magnetotherapy – effects
In the absence of contraindications to treatments with the use of a magnetic field and when the correct dose is set, the treatment brings many measurable benefits. First of all, it improves metabolism, shortens the period of regeneration and wound healing. It supports the process of osteogenesis, which is used in fractures and as a component of physical therapy in osteoporosis. The magnetic field also reduces swelling and reduces hematomas (e.g. in dental or orthodontic treatment). It has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, which is noticeable especially in patients with degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system. It also perfectly supports peripheral circulation.
In the absence of contraindications and side effects, magnetic field treatment can be used in combination with many other methods of rehabilitation.
Contraindications to magnetic field rehabilitation include:
pregnancy, cancers, electronic implants (e.g. pacemaker), infectious diseases, infections,
bleeding (menstruation), Burger’s disease serious diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Treatments can be performed on children, and the use of the magnetic field in rehabilitation does not show practically any side effects.