NMS or EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)
Electrical muscle stimulation is the electrical stimulation of nerves and muscles to create an involuntary muscle contraction.
NMS can be used for treating such conditions as stroke, spinal injuries, broken limbs and as a complimentary way to perform muscular training.
Treatment using NMS or EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) create involuntary muscle contractions thus minimising the degeneration changes in muscles that usually occur following immobilisation or partial denervation.
Indications for Neuromuscular Stimulation
Neuromuscular Stimulation is indicated for use in conditions that may result in:
- disuse atrophy (tissue wasting)
- restricted range of motion such as sprains
- joint and ligament repair or reconstruction
- knee cartilage injury (chrondomalacia patella)
- stroke and spinal damage.
- the re-education of partial nerve damaged muscle groups,
- for relaxation of spastic muscles,
- post-operative care to improve blood flow in selected muscles,
- the maintenance of range of motion
- a complimentary way to perform muscular training
What conditions can benefited by using NMS?
According to research patients who benefit from NMS include those with the following conditions:
- head injuries
- neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome
- spinal injuries
- cerebral palsy
- joint replacements
- tendon repairs
- urinary and rectal incontinence
As with TENS there are a number of necessary precautions. These are listed under our terms and conditions section and should be thoroughly read before placing an order