Electronic Muscle stimulator (EMS) units use continuous electrical bursts aimed at particular muscles to force them to contract and relax. During muscle stimulation the body sends blood and oxygen to these areas and increases production of endorphins. Electronic muscle stimulator units are an effective way to:
- Relieve discomfort and pain
- Reduce muscle spasms
- Restore muscle tone
- Rehabilitate parts of the body
- SPORTS TRAINING
Dr. Y Kots of the Central Institute of Physical Culture in the former USSR conducted a study showing that electronic muscle stimulation causes contractions that are up to 30 times more powerful than normal voluntary contractions. This leads to enhanced muscle strength and improved muscle recovery.
Electronic muscle stimulator units can help rehabilitate muscles that have been injured due to traumer, surgery or disease. The contractions caused by the EMShelp to strengthen muscles of individuals who may not be able to participate in physical therapy.
- MUSCLE ATROPHY
Muscle atrophy is a symptom characterised by decrease in muscle mass and can occur as a result of numerous medical conditions. Electrical muscle stimulation may be used to slow or prevent the effects of muscle atrophy by keeping weakened muscles active.
Osteoarthritis is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition caused by the degradation of joint tissues. According to a clinical study published in the “Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,” electrical muscle stimulationwas found to be an effective component of physical therapy for elderly patients who developed hip osteoarthritis after total hip arthroplasty surgery. Also an important benefit for mobility and independence, electronic muscle stimulationcan strengthen knee extensor muscles.
- PRESSURE SORE PREVENTION
Electrical muscle stimulation can effectively reduce the risk of pressure sores in prone patients. Pressure sores are common problems for patients who are wheelchair or bed bound. Electrical muscle stimulation can be applied to the gluteus maximus of wheelchair bound patients. This treatment can produce significant results regarding the maintenance of proper buttock shape and avoidance of deformities, which may be effective in reducing the incidence of pressure sores.
Electronic muscle simulators can be purchased from the Natures Gate TENS website at www.naturesgatetens.com