Neuromuscular Stimulation

Neuromuscular Stimulation

In patients with very weak muscles we may recommend that a muscle stimulator be used. Neuromuscular stimulation is provided to the weakened muscle by an electrical device that produces a current that causes the muscle fibers to contract.The electrical stimulation is delivered via surface electrodes placed on the skin over the weak muscle. As the type of electrical stimulus used closely resembles that produced by our bodies nerves it is very comfortable

Muscle stimulators have evolved and improved significantly over the last 10 years. We like the design and ease of use of the “neurotech” range of stimulators and often prescribe them to patients. They have a range of electrode types depending on the muscle being treated

We provide all our clients who need Electrical Muscle Stimulation or EMS with the treatment. EMS is used by placing pads on or around the injured area and/or muscle, these pads send electrical pulses into the area.

High frequenThe Benefits Of EMS

Some of the benefits of EMS include the following:

  • It helps to heal wounds and mend broken bones
  • It reduces pain by helping the body produce some pain killers known as endorphins
  • Chiropractors often use EMS as a source of helping with muscle contraction
  • It helps in regaining muscle strength and improving the ability of the muscles to contract on their own
  • This method is used in preventing muscle atrophy with the help of activating and firing the muscle. Such a condition is often seen in patients who have had a stroke or certain neurological deficits. The condition is also common is some of the post-surgical patients.
  • EMS can be used to help relieve many painful symptoms, decreasing swelling, increasing blood flow into the injured area, and speeding up healing process.