Electrical stimulation is a revolutionary technique that has the power to revolutionize the way we recover and strengthen the human body. However, despite decades of study on electrical stimulation, the actual implementation of electrical stimulation has yet to grow and succeed. Electrical muscle stimulators often referred to as EMS devices, provide electrical signals to your body to help them twitch.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) causes muscular cells to twitch, and at various frequency rates, can give a variety of productivity and healing advantages. Electrical stimulation therapy should be performed under the supervision of experts and professional physiotherapists to avoid any complexities.
What Is Electric Muscle Stimulation?
It uses electric pulses to force muscles to contract and enables you to gain muscular endurance. Electrical impulses from your mind cause your muscular contractions regularly. This is replicated by PowerDot, which sends electrical impulses to your motor neurons to stimulate muscular contraction. In comparison to regular exercise, our electric muscle stimulator encourages far more muscle tissue to activate.
PowerDot sends electric signals in 2 to 3 seconds. Slow-twitch muscle fibers, also known as red muscle tissue, activate relatively slowly than fast-twitch muscle fibers and therefore are crucial for providing strength and stamina. Under moderate exertion, these muscle fibers wear gradually. Fast-twitch muscle fibers, often known as white muscular fibers, contract rapidly. These muscle fibers consume a lot of power and become tired quickly.
Since EMS crosses the Central Nervous System, it can bypass neurological barriers that inhibit endurance and ability growth as well as muscle development. As a consequence, electric muscle stimulation improves overall health, explosive power, energy and stamina development, and rehabilitation.
What Is the Purpose of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)?
E-stim therapy’s main goal is to replicate what occurs in the system when you actively tighten and relax a muscle several times in a sequence. This procedure builds and heals tissue, especially muscles that have shrunk or weakened as a result of illness or accident.
EMS is used to cure a variety of diseases, whether applied directly or by manual therapy. Tendonitis, bursitis, muscle aches, and inflammation can all be treated by electrical muscle stimulation. After a hard workout, some players employ electrical muscle stimulation to alleviate inflammation and discomfort.
Players can utilize E-stim as a muscular training and rehabilitation technique. According to certain research, e-stim can be used to generate contractions in various kinds of muscle fibers, enabling players to train wounded or impaired muscles for specific activities and reactions. A long-distance sprinter can take e-stim therapy to train muscle tissue to fight exhaustion.
How Exactly Does E-Stim Work?
EMS treatments work works by stimulating the nervous system’s response-ability. When a neuron transfers impulses along an axon, experts name it an action potential. The action potential is activated once those impulses cross a limit, and something occurs which is actually a muscle contraction.
EMS treatment produces a constant stream of electric signals that activate muscular contractions in a number of different ways over the course of a therapeutic process. The repeated contraction and relaxation of the muscle causes the following effects:
- Aiding in tissue regeneration by improving circulation (blood flow) to the affected tissue.
- Strengthening weakening muscles by flexing and working them.
- Strengthening damaged or inactive muscles to delay the progression of muscular atrophy.
- Training muscle cells to specific responses.
Benefits of E-Stim Therapy
EMS and TENS machines are usually prescription-only and delivered by experts, such as sports medicine specialists, physiotherapists, or orthopedists, whether used for recuperation, therapy, muscular development, or pain relief. There seem to be some gadgets that may be purchased over-the-counter and used at home.
Prescription EMS treatment is commonly used for the following purposes:
- Serious injuries, soft tissue traumas, spinal injury problems, neuromuscular diseases, strokes, and other disorders can limit mobility and activity, leading to muscle weakness. To make these muscles working and avoid atrophy, E-stim can be used.
- Electrical muscle treatment can help to relax back muscles and relieve tension and pain in your lower back. The irritation on the sciatic nerve may be relieved if the spasm is stopped. Muscular stiffness and discomfort from other lumbar conditions, such as posture issues and scoliosis, can also be relieved by EMS.
- E-stim active rehabilitation parameters improve blood flow, eliminate lactic acid, generate endorphins, and improve muscular relaxation by using precise low-level frequencies. Individuals who exercise and are prone to cramping or spasms can benefit from this practice. Distance runners, for example, may want to incorporate e-stim treatments into their regular workouts to maintain their muscles fluid and avoid injury.
- A patient may have trouble activating muscles at will after orthopedic operations or sickness (including a stroke). E-stim could be applied for “muscular re-education” in certain situations. The muscle contracts spontaneously as a result of the electric signals. During treatment, if the individual focuses on actively tightening this muscle, the mind can re-learn ways to do so without assistance.
E-stim treatments are becoming popular in physiotherapy for a variety of scenarios. E-stim is used as a recommended, regulated therapy when used as an element of trauma or surgery recovery, while personal use may be beneficial in some circumstances.
Various electrical stimulation techniques exist, each of which employs a distinct type of pulse to activate particular nerves. Our physiotherapists will choose the ideal one for you based on your specific requirements and desired outcomes. Just let us know if you have a cardiovascular issue or are expecting a child. It’s also a good idea to provide your medical records as well as a checklist of prescription medications you take.