EMS For Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

The medical community has made great strides in developing innovative methods for treating patients with injuries that require muscle tissue rehabilitation. Injuries can occur as a result of sports activities, accidents that require physical therapy.

One of the therapeutic treatments that is becoming popular in treating physical injuries is electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) or neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).You can get services of the Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation via Sheldon Chiropractic and Wellness.

Electrical muscle stimulation is used to prevent muscle spasms , muscle atrophy, increase blood flow by stimulating muscle tissue, strengthen, or maintain muscle tissue ,increase range of motion, exercise muscles and stimulate calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis.

This is how EMS works

EMS uses an electric current to stimulate your muscles. Electrical impulses stimulate nerves to create natural muscle contractions. This is known as passive training. EMS devices generate electrical signals that stimulate nerves.

Impulses are generated by electrical devices and delivered through electrodes placed on the skin near the muscles to be stimulated. By placing pads near specific muscle groups and then sending pulses with an EMS device, the muscles begin to contract and relax. The impulses mimic the impulses generated by the brain to stimulate muscle tissue.

The contractions that result from stimulation are very similar to the muscle contractions that result from regular exercise. The tension for different pressure points on the muscles can be adjusted as needed. The result of such stimulation is muscle recovery and strengthening.