Iontophoresis Vargo Physical Therapy

A treatment modality for inflamed joint and/or various soft and connective tissues. It can be utilized as a substitute to steroid injections and other anti-inflammatory treatments.  Iontophoresis has been used effectively to treat tendonitis, bursitis, and arthritis.  An electrical stimulator and electrodes (containing anti-inflammatory medication) produce a small electrical current which is placed over injured tissue(s).  When the current is turned on the medication is pushed away from the electrode and into the affected area.  Iontophoresis requires a specific prescription from a Medical Doctor because of the medication being applied.  Iontophoresis is not covered by most insurance companies and therefore a surcharge may be applied to receive this treatment.