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INDIBA Radiofrequency

Used by human athletes across the world, INDIBA Radiofrequency works at a fixed frequency of 448kHz to provide a biostimulatory effect (Hernadez-Bul et al., 2017). This non-invasive and relatively quick treatment modality is providing some amazing results, with new research papers regularly proving the true scope of the technology. Used in conjunction with manual therapies, INDIBA allows for optimal treatment results. General indications include:

  • Joint and muscle pain management

  • Rehabilitation

  • Accelerated and improved healing of injury 

  • Injury prevention and performance enhancement


How does INDIBA work?

The INDIBA device produces non-ionizing radio waves. These are a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, electromagnetic waves are synchronised oscillations of electric and magnetic fields. The waves produced by the device are at a fixed frequency of 448kHz, this has been found to be the optimum frequency for biological effectiveness (Hernández-Bule, Trillo, Martinez-Garcia, Abilahoud, & Úbeda, 2017).

The INDIBA device uses an electrode and a return plate, usually placed on the sternum.
As the system is closed, deeper muscles and joints, such as the sacroiliac joint, can therefore be treated (Kumuran, Herbland, & Watson, 2017), impossible with other modalities. 

There are two different electrodes which can be used to provide optimum treatment. The insulated capacitive electrode has a biostimulatory effect but without any heating of the treated tissues, allowing for treatment of acute injuries where heat is contraindicated. The metal resistive electrode provides a heating effect in addition to a biostimulatory effect, increasing blood flow to treated tissues.


Biostimulatory effects

  • Improves microcirculation allowing for an immediate drainage effect

  • Stimulation of cartilaginous matrix synthesis

  • Stimulation of tissue regeneration

  • Electrostimulatory action on stem cells 

Thermal effects

  • Increased tissue temperature (diathermy)

  • Vasodilation of treated tissues and so increased blood flow (Kumaran, Herbland & Watson, 2017)

  • Stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis

  • Increases basal metabolism 

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