Have you used our Clinical Support Line?
1-800-350-1100, Option 2
Do you have a clinical question? Is the clinical program consultant you normally contact not available? Try our on-demand clinical support line. Licensed clinicians are available to answer your questions. A wide variety of clinical questions can be answered quickly including questions like:
Q: What modality and protocol is best for a patient with a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and shoulder subluxation?
A: Patterned electrical neuromuscular stimulation (PENS) subluxation protocol.
Q: Where should I place the electrodes for interferential current (IFC) to the low back, and does the polarity matter?
A: Place four electrodes surrounding the area, cross the channels, and use polarity to target the sweeping of the vector
over the painful area.
Q: My patient had a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and a high level of pain with profound weakness. I used IFC with good result for pain reduction. How do I progress my patient?
A: Lower extremity triphasic PENS to the quadriceps/hamstrings alternated with anterior tibialis/gastrocnemius protocols
would address disuse atrophy and weakness. This can be progressed to medium frequency alternating current (MFAC)
to the quadricep alternated with MFAC to the anterior tibialis.
Q: Is treatment with modalities contraindicated for a patient with pain who has a pacemaker?
A: Both electrical stimulation and diathermy are contraindicated. Ultrasound (US) can be used for pain, but not over the
Q: I am trying to set up head and neck PENS for my patient with a CVA and dysphagia. Where do I put the black (-) and red (+)?
A: The red (+) goes on the face and the black (-) goes on the back of the neck.
Copies of protocols and clinical materials can be emailed to you for additional reference. After the call an email is sent to
the Clinical Program Consultant in your area for reference and additional follow up if needed. This is a value-added service
for you and complements our other Customer Support services.
How to access:
Monday – Friday 8AM – 8PM (EST)
1-800-350-1100 x Option 2
name, city, state, and zip code.