Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Also known as EMS, Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a form of electro therapy that uses a special type of electrical current to stimulate specific muscles.
With strategically-placed electrode pads, low levels of electrical current excite the targeted muscles producing rhythmic contractions.
Many Different Types
There are many types of electrical stimulation. Some are used to promote pain relief, reduce inflammation, avoid muscle atrophy and lessen muscle spasm:
Low Volt – For reducing muscle spasm and pain relief.
High Volt Galvanic– Muscle spasm reduction.
Iontophoresis – A pain and swelling reduction technique.
We choose the approach that best matches your particular clinical presentation.
What Does EMS Feel Like?
At first, the electrical impulses can produce a slight tingling sensation. The impulses mimic the signals normally coming from your nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. As your body accommodates this muscle excitation, the intensity of your treatment may be slightly increased for maximum effect during the course of your 10- to 20-minute treatment.