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Written by Davey Jenkins   
Saturday, 29 September 2012 07:49

Electrical Muscle Stimulation EMS or STIM has been used for many years to stimulate muscle and nerve fibres to treat a number of muscle and nerve related conditions.EMS/STIM 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 the physical therapist can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The physical therapist can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.



At Sports Therapy Scotland we use the NeuroTrac Sports XL ,an advanced and modern digital dual channel STIM unit with support for 4 lead wires. It features 21 built in sports and muscle rehabilitation programmes and 3 custom programmes.

We use with the following applications

- Muscle rehabilitation and repair

- Capillary (increase blood flow)

- Endurance training

- Resistance training

- Muscle recovery

- Active recovery

- Increase blood flow  Maximum force muscle training

- Explosive force muscle training

- Explosive strength training

- Mass muscle contraction

- Lipolysis - Anti cellulite

- Muscle toning

- Muscle calming


How does Electrical Muscle Stimulation help Muscle Rehabilitation?

Neuromuscular Stimulation is increasingly understood by Therapists and Doctors. There is a better understanding of the mechanisms which exist between nerves and muscles that makes it possible to stimulate the neuromuscular system with precise electrical signals. The NeuroTrac™ Sports XL offers precision giving full control of Pulse Widths, Rates, Ramp up times, Work / Rest cycles as well as alternating or synchronous application if two channels are being applied.

If you think your condition would benefit from EMS treatment or you would like to discuss EMS please get in touch here or call 07966570733





 

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