Electrical Muscle Stimulation is administered with an electrical device specially designed for the purpose. The EMS unit has variable voltage, period and slope adjustments that are set by the Doctor for the specific problem.
It works by sending small electrical impulses through the skin at various settings. These impulses stimulate underlying nerves, tissue and muscles for the purpose of reducing pain, edema and inflammation and expediting the recovery processes. EMS reduces or eliminates the need for most pain-related drugs.
EMS Therapy is used in the treatment of circulatory disorders, range of motion, edema and muscle spasms. The stimulation administered by the electrical currents drastically improve circulation in the targeted area increasing recovery time from most muscle or surgical traumas. Multiple treatments typically speed the patient's recovery and allow earlier resumption of their normal lifestyle.