Muscle Pump Contractions
Pulses per second should be at beginning of tetany range (20 pps).
Interrupted or surged current must be used
On time should be 5 to 10 seconds.
Off time should be 5 to 10 seconds.
The part to be treated should be elevated
Total treatment time should be
20 to 30 minutesrepeated two to five
8. The athlete should be instructed to allow the electricity to make the
muscles contract. Active range of motion may be encouraged at the
same time if it is not contraindicated.
9. 10. High-voltage pulsed or medium-frequency alternating current may
be most effective.32,39,94,97,111 (See Fig. 5-20).
11. Use this protocol in addition to the normal I.C.E. for best effect.41,88