EMS machines as support in rehabilitation
Injuries often occur not only during sports activities, but also in everyday life. When running down the stairs, your foot twists or you support yourself incorrectly with your arm when you slip. For most injuries, the first thing to do is to immobilise the affected area and put little or no strain on it. Thanks to aids such as crutches or a foot orthosis, the restrictions in everyday life are not too great. Nevertheless, it takes a while for broken bones or torn ligaments to heal. Immobilisation also affect the surrounding muscles, because they lose strength. Immobility is followed by the rehabilitation phase, where not only the affected area is prepared to function normally again, but also the surrounding muscles are rebuilt.
The huge advantage of an EMS machine is its targeted applicability. A muscle stimulator can train the muscles without them having to perform active movements. Electrical impulses are transmitted to the skin via electrode pads, which stimulate the muscles of the affected area and cause them to contract. If this is repeated frequently, the result is muscle training. These properties make it possible, for example, to train the thigh muscles in the case of a foot fracture, even though the foot is in plaster and you can't walk.
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Application of an EMS machine in rehabilitation
From injuries to the feet to the shoulders to the arms, injuries affect all kinds of body parts and rehabilitation is therefore very individual, which is why the use of the EMS machine should be tailored to your needs. In our EMS training overview you will find electrode pad placement and program selection for almost all muscle groups, including the following examples of use:
- Thigh muscles (quadriceps and leg extensors)
- Calf muscles
- Shoulder muscles
- Upper back muscles
- Lower back muscles
- and many more...
With an muscle stimulator like our TENS EMS combo machine STIM-PRO X9 you can even train yor muscles in rehabilitation.
Physiotherapists also rely on an EMS machine in rehabilitation
"We use EMS a lot, especially after operations where a lot of muscle mass has been lost or atrophy has occurred. It is important that we rebuild the muscles so that movement improves. We currently have a patient with a meniscus operation who needs to get fit again quickly because he is a professional rugby player. We place the electrodes on the quadriceps so he can rebuild the muscles faster."
Javier Urresti López, Physiotherapist
The use of muscle stimulators for injuries is also used extensively in physiotherapy. By preserving the muscles around the injured area, the duration of recovery and rehabilitation can be shortened.