Phonophoresis & Iontophoresis

Phonophoresis and Iontophoresis for Physical Therapy

Phonophoresis and Iontophoresis use a combination of ultrasound and topical medication as a treatment method. Both deliver medication by using electricity to deliver the medication through your skin.

Phonophoresis and Iontophoresis for physical therapy reduce pain and improve mobility. Either treatment may be a part of a comprehensive physical therapy plan.

Drugs that are delivered by the methods include the following:

  • Hydrocortisone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Benzydamine
  • Various Anesthetics

Conditions treated with Phonophoresis or Iontophoresis.

Ultrasound waves increase skin permeability and improve the effectiveness of transdermal drug delivery, such as an anti-inflammatory drug. Those with the below conditions benefit from the therapy:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Inflamed Muscles
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Studies show that Phonophoresis and Iontophoresis for physical therapy relieve pain over ultrasound alone. A therapist that uses either Phonophoresis or Iontophoresis holds a license to practice the methods. Either treatment may be included in your comprehensive recovery plan by your therapist at The Therapy Center.

Your Visit to The Therapy Network

What can you expect during your first visit to The Therapy Network? Your therapist will review your complete medical history and current condition and symptoms. Upon review, they will create a custom recovery plan that may include either Phonophoresis or Iontophoresis.

A comprehensive plan includes a range of recovery methods. Usually, Phpnophoresis or Iontophoresis is paired with other recovery therapies, including at-home exercise.

Your first appointment is your first step to returning to a pain-free lifestyle. We believe in quick treatment response, so appointments are available today. If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Chesapeake, Virginia, there is a Therapy Network close to your neighborhood. With six locations, we strive to be the leader in physical therapy in coastal Virginia.


Locations Near You