The innoSTIM-ET is a digital EMS-/TENS-combi unit for electrostimulation. Two output channels are independently adjustable. The device offers a broad range of different programs for pain treatment (TENS) or muscle stimulation (EMS) thus covering different indications. Via electrodes placed on the skin, electrical signals are transimtted to nerval and muscular structures. Intensity, frequency and frequency range are set in the respective programmes and can also be defined manually. The innoSTIM-ET is easy to handle and specifically designed to be used at home. Using it on his own acccord, the patient can experience long term results in pain management and incontinence therapy.
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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimualtion (TENS) is a recognised scientific method which is used successfully for pain management. Sensitive nerves are stimulated by electrical impulses via electrodes placed on the skin, which ultimately has a positive effect on the patient's perception of pain – without the need for any additional medication. TENS utilizes two different mechanisms: The "Gate Control Theorie" describes a method overriding the pain signal. Short impulses combined with a high impulse frequency stimulate the Aβ nerve fibres, so that the pain signal is overwritten. The "Burst Theorie" uses a combination of long impulse duration with low impulse frequencies, in order to promote the release of endorphines, which blocks the pain perception.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) can support patients in muscle training. Via electrodes placed on the skin the nerve fibres are stimulated with low frequency electrical signals, which ultimately causes the muscles to contract. The muscle stimulated this way starts to work even in the absence of any voluntary contraction once the appropriate current intensity is provided. The sequences of contraction and relaxation equal an intensive isometric muscle training. In addition to maintaining and promoting muscle, tendon and joint structure development, this has a very positive influence on the coordination of movement and increasing blood supply to the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles, tendons and joints. EMS offers patients the possibility to maintain muscle strenth and mobility after surgery or injury. Especially incontinence therapy is a promising application field: By specifially training sphincter and pelvic floor muscsles the incontinence can be treated without additional medication.