Interferential Therapy (IFT)


Interferential Therapy (IFT) – A Safe and Effective Physiotherapy Treatment

Interferential therapy, commonly known as IFT, is a pain management modality that utilizes electrical currents to stimulate the nerves and provide therapeutic benefits. At Pain Free India Physiotherapy, we leverage advanced IFT technology to offer our patients safe, rapid, and lasting relief from musculoskeletal pain. 

As IFT specialists, we at Pain Free India Physiotherapy custom design interferential therapy programs to address a wide range of conditions, including:

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  • Acute and Chronic Pain:

  1. Lower back pain 
  2. Neck pain
  3. Knee pain 
  4. Shoulder pain
  5. Ankle and foot pain
  6. Arthritis
  7. Fibromyalgia
  • Neurological Disorders:

  1. Stroke 
  2. Multiple sclerosis
  3. Peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-Surgical Recovery:

  1. Knee replacement  
  2. Hip replacement
  3. Rotator cuff repair
  4. Spinal surgery
  • Sports Injuries:

  1. Tendinitis
  2. Muscle strain 
  3. Ligament sprains
  4. Swelling and bruising

IFT Therapy In Action

At Pain Free India Physiotherapy, during IFT sessions, our experienced physiotherapists attach electrode pads to the targeted body area. These pads deliver medium-frequency alternating electrical currents that penetrate deep into tissues. This stimulates your nerves, muscles, and blood vessels to provide the following benefits:

  • Pain relief – IFT disrupts pain signals to reduce both acute and chronic pain. The release of endorphins also induces analgesia.
  • Increased blood flow – IFT encourages circulation and oxygenation to aid healing.
  • Muscle re-education – The currents promote muscle contraction and help restore normal function. 
  • Reduced stiffness – IFT loosens muscle spasms and reduces inflammation. 
  • Accelerated recovery – Your overall recovery is enhanced, allowing you to return to activity sooner.

IFT services in India are adjustable, allowing your physiotherapist to target specific tissues and modify waveform parameters to optimize your treatment. It is highly safe with no side effects when administered by trained professionals. 

The treatment is non-invasive and drug-free. Patients often describe the sensation as a gentle vibrating massage. Sessions typically last 15-30 minutes, depending on your condition.

Experience Effective Pain Management with IFT

If you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain that is impacting your quality of life, explore how IFT can help you. Search for “IFT service providers near me,” or if you live near Delhi, then come to us.

To learn more or schedule an appointment at our clinics in Delhi and Gurgaon, reach out to us at +91 783 010 0550 or +91 885 120 5143 or mail us at We are open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Our qualified physiotherapists will evaluate your condition and design a customized IFT program to meet your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does IFT work?

IFT uses crossed medium-frequency electrical currents that target tissues at depth. This stimulates nerves and provokes beneficial physiological responses to relieve pain and promote healing.

  • What conditions can IFT help with? 

IFT is effective for treating both acute and chronic pain arising from injuries, arthritis, neuropathy, fibromyalgia and more. It can also aid post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation.

  • Is IFT safe?

Yes, IFT is highly safe when appropriately administered by trained physiotherapists. It is drug-free and non-invasive, with no significant side effects.

  • What does IFT feel like? 

Patients describe IFT as providing a gentle vibrating massage sensation. The intensity is adjusted for your comfort and tolerance.

  • How many IFT sessions will I need? 

The number of sessions depends on your injury and response. Acute conditions may resolve in 4-8 sessions, while chronic pain may require 10-15 sessions or more. Your therapist will advise you appropriately.

  • How long are IFT sessions?

Depending on the treated area, sessions typically range from 15-30 minutes. Your therapist will deliver the optimal dose of stimulation customised to your needs.

  • Can IFT be combined with other treatments?

IFT is often combined with other modalities like heat, ice, exercise, massage, and manual therapy to maximise results. Your therapist will determine the best approach.

  • When will I feel results with IFT?

Some patients experience immediate pain relief. However, chronic conditions take longer to respond. You should notice a gradual improvement over 4 to 6 sessions.

  • Are there any side effects of IFT?

When delivered correctly, IFT has no significant side effects. Some patients report mild tingling, redness, or itching, which resolve quickly.

  • Can IFT replace pain medications?

For some patients, IFT offers an effective drug-free alternative. However, always consult your doctor before discontinuing or reducing medications.


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