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Treating Constipation In Children Print E-mail

    Dr. Giovanni DeDomenico reported the use of interferential therapy, ( high frequency interferential stimulation of the abdominal muscles) in 1987 in his ground breaking book, "NEW DIMENSIONS IN INTERFERENTIAL THERAPY.  A THEORETICAL & CLINICAL GUIDE".   As recent as 2012 new studies for decreasing colonic transer times aka, slow transit constipation, have confirmed the interferential therapy for adults suffering chronic constipation.   Below is another study that reinforces the use of the Infrex combination machine, interferential mode, for adult and children slow transit constipation.

 

 

Decreased colonic transit time after transcutaneous interferential electrical stimulation in children with slow transit constipation

Melanie C.C. Clarkeab, Janet W. Chaseb, Susie Gibbc, Val J. Robertsond, Anthony Catto-Smithef,John M. Hutsonabf, Bridget R. SouthwellbCorresponding Author Information email address

Received 3 October 2008; accepted 23 October 2008.

Abstract

Purpose

Idiopathic slow transit constipation (STC) describes a clinical syndrome characterised by intractable constipation. It is diagnosed by demonstrating delayed colonic transit on nuclear transit studies (NTS). A possible new treatment is interferential therapy (IFT), which is a form of electrical stimulation that involves the transcutaneous application of electrical current. This study aimed to ascertain the effect of IFT on colonic transit time.

Methods

Children with STC diagnosed by NTS were randomised to receive either 12 real or placebo IFT sessions for a 4-week period. After a 2-month break, they all received 12 real IFT sessions—again for a 4-week period. A NTS was repeated 6 to 8 weeks after cessation of each treatment period where able. Geometric centres (GCs) of activity were calculated for all studies at 6, 24, 30, and 48 hours. Pretreatment and posttreatment GCs were compared by statistical parametric analysis (paired t test).

Results

Thirty-one pretreatment, 22 postreal IFT, and 8 postplacebo IFT studies were identified in 26 children (mean age, 12.7 years; 16 male). Colonic transit was significantly faster in children given real treatment when compared to their pretreatment NTS at 24 (mean CG, 2.39 vs 3.04; P≤ .0001), 30 (mean GC, 2.79 vs 3.47; P = .0039), and 48 (mean GC, 3.34 vs 4.32; P = .0001) hours. By contrast, those children who received placebo IFT had no significant change in colonic transit.

Conclusions

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation with interferential therapy can significantly speed up colonic transit in children with slow transit constipation.

a Department of Surgical Research, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia

b Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia

c Department of General Paediatrics, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia

d School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2038, Australia

e Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia

f Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

 

 
Interferential Therapy For Slow Transit Constipation Print E-mail

  

Colonic Transit Time - 2 Weeks After Onset

Use Safe Interferential Therapy on Slow Transit Constipation

 

   A new 2012 report on colorectal disease confirmed what was originally published and reported by Dr. Giovanni DeDomenico in 1987 in his ground breaking work on the use of Inteferential therapy for slow transit constipation.   Dr. DeDomenico's work involved the same 2x- 3x per week treatments of the abdominal muscles as the current study indicates.  The colonic transit time is enhanced using abdominal stimulation with pre modulated interferential and two electrodes, not four.   Four electrodes are used on non pre-modulated units.

   The actual protocol involves setting the Infrex portable interferential stimulator to the IF mode, and using a high frequency.  Call for more information on exact settings to retard the frequency of slow transit constipation. 

   We offer a 100% money back guarantee interferential will help relieve your constipation.  In some cases the rental or purchase of the Infrex may be covered by your insurance carrier.   A prescription is required from a licensed M.D. before we can send you the unit to try.

 

Here is the abstract on   from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/codi.12052/abstract

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Sequential Firing Of Motor Nerves Restores Function & Strength Print E-mail

    This video by Dominic Munnelly shows how the patient is tested for mobility and functional movement by looking for sequential firings of the motor nerves.  The purpose of sequential firings is to make sure the patient/athlete is moving properly so as to avoid injury by depending on compensation by stronger muscle groups. 

    Functional restoration requires the athlete to actually exercise while the Infrex FRM is on and stimulating motor nerves.  The purpose of the exercises, coupled with high frequency electrical stimulation, is to complete full force voluntary movement involving the most motor nerves possible.   Volitional movements by the patient incorporates the smaller diameter fibers and the Infrex high frequency electrotherapy machine activates the larger diameter fibers at the same time.   The process is one of the reasons rehabilitation time is diminished considerably using athletic exercises with functional stimulation.   Enjoy the video.

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Point Location & Stimulation Video For Pain Control Print E-mail

 

    The human body is an electrical circuit with points of resistance and points of conductance that constantly change depending on the condition of the body.  With injury certain locations become more conductive to electricity and are used to electrically stimulate for pain, increased range of motion, quicker rehabilitation and tissue healing.   Here is a nice video from arpwave using what they call a "search and destroy" methodology that works off the point location/stimulation properties of our body. 

   If anyone doubts this concept it can be shown by simply using an ohm meter and liteally measuring the points on the body.  After finding, then stimulate, and remeasure the exact same points.  One finds less pain, the acutal point is now more resistant, and for many greater range of motion.  There is no hocus pocus with this naturally occurring process that our body uses for injury and illness.   See video below:

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High Ankle Sprain Electrotherapy Protocol Print E-mail

  Here is a video detailing protocol for high frequency stimulation on a high ankle sprain.   Purpose was to get Dwight Freeney back on field for Super Bowl game against the New Orleans Saints.  Functional restoration is the process of accelerating the natural state of self healing using the body's electrical characteristics and currents for rapid repair and full competitive function.

 

 

 
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