Electrical therapy session being conducted at Vancity Physio, a physiotherapy and sports medicine clinic located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Electrical Therapy

Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person Sessions

WHAT IS ELECTRICAL THERAPY?

Electrical therapy is a powerful way to manage pain, restore range of motion, and treat musculoskeletal conditions. By sending electrical stimulation to your nerves, muscles, and tendons, you’ll find pain relief that lasts. Electrical therapy is often paired with other physiotherapy treatments, such as exercise, manual therapy, and Pilates. Talk to your physiotherapist about trying electrical therapy, today!

IS ELECTRICAL THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you suffer from nerve pain, experience numbness, tingling, burning, muscle weakness, or general pain, electrical therapy may be right for you. This treatment can also be used to prevent muscle atrophy and increase circulation for wound repair. Electrical therapy is not recommended for pregnant women or in areas where open wounds may be present. 

Benefits of electrical therapy include:

• Stimulating bone growth

• Repairing tissue

• Strengthening muscle

• Improving circulation

• Reducing pain

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Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic Electrical Therapy

HOW IT WORKS

Electrical therapy is a non-invasive treatment method that uses electrical signals to interfere with the transmission of neural pain signals into the brain. It effectively slows down or distracts the message from the nerve to the brain and stimulates blood circulation to improve healing. Electrical therapy also helps release endorphins that naturally decrease pain in the body.

WHAT TO EXPECT

During your session, your physiotherapist will place electrode pads on your skin with adhesive. These pads will connect to a battery-powered device held by your therapist that will determine frequency and intensity. The pads then transmit electrical signals to your body, helping to relieve pain.

HOW TO PREPARE

Some patients may have allergic reactions to the adhesive used on the electrode pads. Be sure to tell your physiotherapist about any allergies before your session. Whenever starting a new physiotherapy program, bring a list of any medications to your first appointment, along with any relevant X-rays and MRIs. If you’re experiencing pain symptoms beforehand, make a note of them and be sure to tell your therapist ahead of time. If you are involved in an accident claim with ICBC, be sure to get treatment approval before your sessions begin.

Masks are manditory for in-person treatment, in compliance with BC's mask mandate. Please read our Covid-19 procedures for more information.

POST-SESSION

Electrical therapy is generally a pain-free process, but if you do feel sore or achy afterwards it’s important to rest and apply a hot compress to the area.

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FEES

Initial Assessment - $110
Follow Up Session - $95
Follow Up Session (Extended)- $130

To book, please select Clinical Physiotherapy from our online booking platform. To maximize your session’s value, and take advantage of our diverse treatment options, fees are inclusive of all treatments used during your session. Your physiotherapist will work with you to help assess which treatments will be most beneficial during your visit.

VanCity Physio offers direct billing.

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Practitioners

Tim Fung

Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist

Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney.

Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors.

Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.

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Ella Hebron

Physiotherapist

Ella has been practicing physiotherapy for over 10 years in the United Kingdom in various hospitals around London after graduating from University of Brighton in 2011. 

Ella has an interim license as a Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, due to be fully licensed by 2022. She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom. She has spent the last 6 years at the Whittington Hospital London as a Senior Physiotherapist, and has worked with physiotherapists in the leading spinal cord injury rehab centre in London. 

She has clinical experience with clients of all ages, in intensive care rehabilitation, oncology, acute stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Ella also has extensive experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation, including post trauma rehab, hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery and ACL rehabilitation.

Ella Hebron

Andriana Reppas

Physiotherapist

Andi is an Interim Physiotherapist who recently moved to Vancouver from Toronto to enjoy the mountains and beaches of BC. Coming from a family of Physiotherapists, she has always had a passion for rehabilitation and helping others. Andi completed her Master's degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Being an Interim PT, Andi plans to become fully registered with the College of Physiotherapists of BC later this year.

Andi has experience working in various practice settings, including cardiac intensive care, neuro rehab, geriatric rehab, and various orthopedic clinics. Her passion for older adults is what lead to her recently working in Long Term Care during the pandemic, specializing in falls prevention. Andi has experience treating sprains and strains of both the upper and lower extremities, low back pain, pre and post-surgery, and strength and balance training. Andi has an active approach to rehabilitation. She uses movement analysis, in combination with manual techniques and exercise prescription to help her patients pursue their health and fitness goals. A fluent speaker in Greek, on the weekends you can find her dog walking, snowboarding, hiking, and soaking up the sun.

Andriana Reppas

Ranko Vukovic

Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner

Ranko is a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 

He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals. 

Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain.  He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.

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