Electrical stimulation has been used therapeutically for centuries. By applying self adhesive electrodes to the skin, gentle milli-amperage current can provide unparalleled pain control and muscle re-education.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations, we can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers to assist with functional recovery.
This can be particularly effective is assisting with a denervated or partially denervated muscle.
Contracting fully innervated muscle via electrical stimulation helps with motor control to a dysfunctional muscle. Keep in mind, the current setting can change to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction, ensuring your treatment is comfortable and effective.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) can modulate or suppress pain signals in the brain. If applied correctly, it can also stimulate your own body to release beta-endorphins in the spinal canal fluid, suppressing pain via a “runner’s high” type effect.
Bring in your pre-owned unit with and learn how to maximize it’s use…or let us provide an electro-therapeutic treatment with one of her machines.
Julie can also guide you in acquiring your own portable Estim unit for use at home.