Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants/Aides are trained to use modalities to reduce pain and speed up recovery time, often by reducing swelling or improving blood flow.  Other modalities work to break down adhesions or assist with contraction of a muscle.

Modalities used at PhysioNorth include:

  • Moist Heat
  • Paraffin Wax (heat for hands/feet)
  • Cryotherapy (ice)
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser
  • Acupuncture
  • IFC (Interferential Current)
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • NMES (Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation)


For more information on modalities used at PhysioNorth, please contact us at 613.332.1010.