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Electrotherapy, which is used as a medical treatment method, has an effect by causing physiological changes in tissues. Stating that the duration of electrotherapy sessions is determined by the physician according to the patient complaints between 30-45 minutes, Doctor said that the duration of electrotherapy sessions is determined by the physician according to the patient complaints. Doctor says electrotherapy reduces pain when used correctly, provides cure for in muscle injuries and increases blood circulation in the injured area.

What diseases is electrotherapy used to treat?

Turkey Medicals member and JCI Bursa hospital, clinic Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Doctor shared his evaluations and recommendations about the uses, purposes, advantages of electrotherapy and what needs to be paid attention to during the session.

It creates physiological changes in tissues

Describing electrotherapy as the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment, Dr. “Electrophysiological agents used in electrotherapy show their effects by causing physiological changes in tissues. The use of electrotherapy began before 1850’s, when the developer of electrotherapy, announced that alternating current was superior to direct current for electrotherapeutic triggering of muscle contractions, ” said Dr.

Electrotherapy can be used for many purposes

Dr. electrotherapy were eased on spasms, prevention and delay of disuse atrophy, increase local blood circulation, Nov rehabilitation and retraining, Nov electrical stimulation, while preserving and enhancing range of motion, management of chronic and intractable pain, acute pain after trauma and surgery, reduction of venous thrombosis and wound healing for the purpose of being used, he said. Doctor, a faculty member, “Physiotherapy departments electromagnetic fields (short-wave and microwave), ultrasound, Laser, Electrical Stimulation, therapeutic diathermy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (tens), ESWT is being used for therapeutic purposes like electrophysical interference currents and agents,” he said.

It can also be used to treat Parkinson’s and MS

Stating that electrotherapy sessions last on average 30-45 minutes, Doctor, “The duration of the session varies according to the practices determined by the physician according to the complaints of the patients. Electrotherapy can be applied in lumbar, neck pain, joint pain, stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury, rheumatological diseases, orthopedic and pediatric rehabilitation,” he said.

What diseases is electrotherapy used to treat

The side effect of electrotherapy is minimal

Dr. listed the advantages of electrotherapy as follows:

– Reduces pain.

– Provides recovery from November injuries.

– It is not invasive (Interventional), it provides pain control without the use of medication.

– Prevents November of muscles.

– Improves blood circulation in the injured area.

– There are very few side effects.

It can harm health if used improperly

Expressing that electrotherapy, which is one of the main elements of physiotherapy, has been widely used for a long time in the treatment of November of the musculoskeletal system, Dr. concluded his remarks as follows:

“Electrotherapy, which is known as a highly reliable method that does not cause any side effects when used correctly, can have harmful effects on the health of patients if applied incorrectly. If electrotherapy is used incorrectly, it can lead to such consequences as burns, rashes, allergies due to the pads used, increased pain, nausea and fainting.”

What should be considered during the electrotherapy session?

Dr. shared the things to be considered during the electrotherapy sessions as follows:

– The patient should not be hungry before the session. Applying the session immediately after eating can have negative effects.

– There is no problem for the patient to take a bath after the treatment sessions.

– The mobile phone should be turned off during the sessions, as some electrotherapy devices will create a magnetic field.

During treatment in Turkey, there should be no metal objects near the treated area, and the patient should prefer comfortable clothing so that electrotherapy agents can be safely applied.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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