Definition of electrotherapy in English:



mass noun
  • The use of electric currents passed through the body to stimulate nerves and muscles, chiefly in the treatment of various forms of paralysis.

    • ‘There are two types of electrotherapy - transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.’
    • ‘Physiotherapy involves a range of treatments, including manipulation, massage, exercise, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy.’
    • ‘We have a sad history of enforced treatment of people who've committed crimes but now treatments like electrotherapy, electric shock treatment, and psychosurgery are very strictly regulated.’
    • ‘Later on, modalities were used such as electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, magneto therapy, electrical stimulation of hypotrophic muscles, hydro-kinesitherapy, and kinesitherapy.’
    • ‘Compliance with daily electrotherapy treatment was confirmed by patient reports at subsequent visits and as independently reported by a visiting nurse.’
    • ‘The researchers concluded that direct current electrotherapy is an effective, painless, and safe outpatient treatment approach to all grades of internal and mixed hemorrhoid disease.’
    • ‘Adherence was likely improved by the flexible treatment schedule; patients could perform electrotherapy at any time of day.’
    • ‘A standard technique for measuring the effect of electrotherapy on ischemic wounds has provided good reproducibility.’
    • ‘Subjects of both groups were told they may or may not feel the tingle of electrotherapy.’
    • ‘Physiotherapy manual techniques, strengthening exercises, stretches, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, taping, posture correction and advice may then help optimise recovery.’
    • ‘The purring of a cat is at the frequency commonly used in electrotherapy to assist in pain relief and healing.’
    • ‘They were the first to use electrotherapy to cure pain, and also have an understanding of what happened.’
    • ‘You already received some electrotherapy for that.’
    • ‘She was put on electrotherapy and analgesics and improved sufficiently to compete in the games.’
    • ‘The Clinic was a terrible place where a group of misguided scientists attempted to use electrotherapy to ‘rehabilitate’ Rob.’