Interferential Current Therapy (IFC)
The interferential current (IFC) is a unique way of effectively delivering therapeutic frequencies to tissue. With the use of low simulated frequency on the soft tissue, the therapy promotes the healing of sprains, spasms, and issues related to soft tissues. The therapy uses two or more currents to create interference. At the point of intersection between the electrodes, the current eases penetration, producing a beat.
Focused and deep tissue stimulation can be achieved with the use of four electrodes. When the current is applied to the skin, capacitive skin resistance decreases as pulse frequency increases. Thus, IFC crosses the skin with ease and with less stimulation of cutaneous nociceptors (a sensory receptor that causes the perception of pain) and leads to the production of the body’s natural pain-killing endorphins. As a result, the patient feels more comfort and less pain during and after the electrical stimulation.