EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)
EMS is an internationally accepted and proven treatment for muscle pain and to activate muscle contractions. It is a therapeutic procedure which opens up a broad spectrum of treatments, particularly in rehabilitation and sports medicine.
Muscle stimulation is an effective physical therapy which, in addition to maintaining and promoting muscle, tendon and joint structure development, has a very positive influence on the coordination of movement and increasing blood supply to the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles, tendons and joints. It is also useful in combination with other physical and rehabilitation measures.
Anyone who wants to train their muscles can do so with the help of a muscle stimulator. Electrical impulses are transmitted to the desired muscles via electrodes attached to the skin. The muscle stimulated in this way starts to work even in the absence of any voluntary contraction once the appropriate current intensity is provided.
Depending on the duration, strength and frequency of the stimulation, the musculature regains shape and loading capacity. Tendons and joints work more efficiently because of improved blood supply, skin and subcutaneous tissue become firmer and fat can be broken down. Particularly in times of muscular immobilisation caused by injuries, diseases, surgery or restricted movement resulting from severe pain, electrical muscle stimulation can prevent the muscle from losing too much strength and mass.
EMS is considered to be a useful complement to other therapies (e.g. physiotherapy). Low-frequency electrical stimulation delivers significant contributions to complex physical therapy.
The EMS device sends gentle impulses through the skin, stimulating the nerves in the area to be treated. When the muscle receives this impulse, it responds by contracting, as if it were controlled by the brain. As the impulse intensified, the muscles move in the same way as during physical exertion. When the impulse ceases, the muscles relax and the cycle begins again (stimulation, contraction and relaxation).
Applications and indications
- Muscle strengthening, stimulation of muscle development
- Applications and indications
- Prophylaxis for atrophy
- Isometric conditioning of muscles
- Improve joint mobility
- Peroneal nerve paresis
- Facial nerve palsy
- Treatment of nerve and muscle disorders resulting from cerebral palsy, incl. intensive training
- Selective application for peripheral paralysis conditions
- Muscle toning and loosening muscle tension
- Pain management for muscular pain syndromes
- Increase blood flow
- Treatment of urinary and faecal incontinence using a vaginal electrode
- Treatment of erectile dysfunction using a rectal electrode