Electrotherapy has become widespread and has been added to physiotherapy protocols.
The implementation of the electrostimulation system is evolving and progressing, allowing a better adaptation to the needs of physiotherapists and their patients.
EMS wireless electrostimulation is increasing the ease of use of the system and improving patient recovery.
If you have a patient who is recovering from injury, fibromyalgia pain, stroke, or other conditions, electrostimulation in physical therapy may be of benefit to them.
Electrostimulation exercises the muscles using local electrical impulses, also known in the fitness industry as EMS (Electrical muscle stimulation) to help stimulate injured muscles and reduce pain.
Physiotherapy using electrostimulation is accelerating the recovery of many patients and relieving painful or uncomfortable symptoms.
What is electrostimulation and how does it work in physiotherapy?
Electrostimulation uses impulses that are generated from devices and transmitted through electrodes located on the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing muscle contraction.
In other words, electrostimulation therapy in rehabilitation for muscle recovery sends signals to specific muscles to contract, such as when we flex our biceps. By causing these repeated muscle contractions, it improves blood flow and helps repair injured muscles.
Muscles treated by electrostimulation improve their strength through repeated cycles of contraction and relaxation. The EMS system can also train the muscles to respond to the body’s natural signals in contraction.
Electrical stimulation is used in physical therapy to perform various tasks. If your patient has an injury or illness that causes pain or limited functional mobility, the physical therapist may use electrical stimulation as part of the rehabilitation program.
Conditions for the use of the EMS system may include lower back pain, post-surgical pain, muscle weakness or poor motor control, tendinitis and bursitis, among others.
If your patient is experiencing muscle pain, spasm, inflammation, or weakness, electrostimulation may be part of their treatment.
TENS system in physiotherapy
Tens is a physiotherapeutic modality that allows the control of acute pain and chronic pain in physiotherapy. If your patient is undergoing Tens, it will allow you to decrease pain by applying electrodes to the painful areas of the body. The intensity of the electricity is adjusted to block pain signals traveling from the body to the brain.
Benefits of electrotherapy in physiotherapy
Wiemspro’s electrostimulation system can address injuries and pain in rehabilitation patients; but, in addition, it helps prevent future problems for patients. Some of the benefits that your patient can obtain with the electrostimulation system are:
- Relief of all types of chronic pain.
- Work on weakened muscles.
- athletic recovery.
- Muscle retraining after surgery.
- Reduces swelling.
- Prevention of atrophy.
- Relief of discomfort and stress.
- Improved blood circulation.
- Increased range of motion.
- Useful in muscle strengthening.
EMS system in physiotherapy
The EMS system uses a slightly stronger current than TENS to make the muscles contract. The unit’s electrodes (also placed on the skin near the affected muscles) cause rhythmic contractions. This allows the user to improve muscle strength if the user tries to contract the muscle simultaneously.
How to use the WIEMSPRO system in physiotherapy
If the physical therapist chooses to use electrical stimulation during the rehabilitation of a patient, he should explain the procedure and expected benefits. A real application of the Wiemspro EMS system for physiotherapy can be as follows:
- The patient exposes the area of the body being treated.
- The physiotherapist puts on our electrostimulation vest. Wiemspro technology is wireless, which makes its use more comfortable and easy.
- Once connected, the patient will feel tingling, and it will increase until the sensation is intense, but comfortable.
- If the purpose of using the EMS system is to relieve spasms or muscle pain, the patient will relax during treatment.
- If electrostimulation is used to improve muscle strength or function, you may need to contract the muscle while the machine is running.
The use of electrostimulation is becoming widespread for clinical uses due to advances that are giving greater benefits to EMS systems. At Wiemspro, we work to increase the efficiency and comfort of our electrostimulation equipment.
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