Physical Therapy - Using Electrode Sensitive Energetic Implantation (EMS) for Therapy
EMS is an abbreviation for Electrical Muscle Stimulation. This is an advanced level of pain management that employs high-frequency electrical pulses to provide pain relief and improve movement in patients with injured muscles. It is a non-invasive alternative to surgery and other more invasive treatments.
Muscle contraction is triggered by a stimulus, typically from a transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation, at the synovial fluid site. The frequency and strength of the electrical muscle stimulator is adjusted to match the electrical signals from the injured muscles. Electrical muscle stimulation, sometimes called neuromuscular electric muscle stimulation or myofascial electrical muscle stimulation, is the precise excitation of isolated muscle contraction with high-frequency electrical pulses. Although this condition may not yet cause pain, it does relieve pain and improve movement. With the advancement of EMS technology, it is now used more commonly for pain relief in the acute and chronic periods in sports medicine.
An excellent example of EMS is performed during muscle injury or atrophy, when large areas of the body are involved. Using tiny needles that are implanted into the injured muscles, doctors can target the damaged muscles and deliver very targeted muscle therapy. By delivering high-frequency electrical pulses, the treatment helps to relax the tight muscles, improving range of motion, and decreasing pain. Many athletes use EMS for rehabilitation and treatment of injured muscles after surgery.
The benefits of EMS muscle stimulation are not only seen in sports medicine but in the rehabilitation of many musculoskeletal conditions. In the case of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), this form of treatment can reduce spasticity and improve function in minutes following head trauma. It can also be used postoperatively to control severe spasticity following brain surgery.
Patients with diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) often benefit from EMS. This treatment can help to prevent atrophy in the arms or legs, which often results from the disease. Electronic Muscle Stimulation can be used to control muscle contractions in addition to provide relief from pain caused by the disease. MS patients are often at a disadvantage when trying to exercise because of pain and motor skills limitations, making EMS a valuable tool for treatment.
Other common diseases treated with EMS include Crohn's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Using an EMS to treat these diseases can provide relief from muscle stiffness, spasms, and other symptoms associated with these diseases. Using EMS for rehabilitation purposes can help to improve motor functions, promote muscle growth, and relieve symptoms. Muscle spasms associated with Parkinson's Disease can result in bladder and bowel incontinence. Using an EMS to stimulate and relax tight muscles surrounding the rectum may also provide relief for those suffering from this condition.
Physical therapy has been proven to be beneficial for individuals with certain conditions. Using EMS for physical therapy purposes provides a safe, effective method of stimulating muscle groups and improving strength without the risk of damage to muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Muscle stimulation improves range of motion, balance, agility, and coordination. In some cases, electrical muscle stimulation can even prevent further injury to muscles by reducing inflammation and swelling after an injury. Using EMS for physical therapy can increase mobility and promote healing of long-term damage caused by strokes and other medical conditions.
Muscle spasms and contractions can occur on their own or can be the result of trauma to muscles, strains, or tears. With the use of EMS, the spasms can be reduced and the contractions can be stopped, which gives muscles a chance to heal. When muscle spasms stop, the nerves remain unaffected and continue to send signals to the brain. Using an EMS to reduce muscle spasms is beneficial for patients with various conditions, including multiple sclerosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, cerebral palsy, and fibromyalgia.