Our Electric Muscle Stimulation Therapy is perfect for pain, swelling, and much more. Come experience the relief at Active Life.
Electric muscle stimulation (also known as “E-stim”) uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract.
By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations we can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers.
Using an electrical muscle stimulator helps strengthen the affected muscle.
We can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction.
Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.
This treatment is recommended for sport injuries which result in muscles, tendons or ligament damage.
Reduce pain & swelling
Relax muscle spasms
Retrain muscle movement
Increase range of motion
Stimulate blood circulation
Did you know that the FDA regulates muscle stimulator devices? Electric muscle stimulation is commonly used as a therapy and rehabilitation tool to prevent muscle atrophy which happens in the aftermath of long-term sport injuries or injuries requiring long periods of bed rest.
Another aspect of this therapy is called Interferential Therapy
At Active life we frequently use different waveforms, including interferential, to help alleviate acute pain and muscle spasms. Interferential therapy is a state-of-the-art therapy modality that is getting a lot of publicity because of its results in reducing pain and speeding up the time it takes to heal.
The interferential stimulator delivers an electrical current to all injured, inflamed, and painful tissues. This electrical current has numerous physiological effects that decrease pain and promote healing.
Interferential was first used with professional and Olympic athletes. It immediately became apparent that injury recovery rates were much faster for those athletes using the therapy than for those who did not. Today, the treatment is used in clinics across the country to treat young children to seniors for a wide range of injuries.
Interferential stimulation has been proven to be an effective approach for acute and chronic pain control without the side effects often associated with analgesic medications.
Relieve acute and chronic pain
Increase blood circulation
Stimulate release of endorphins
Faster healing of soft-tissues
As you can see, Inferential therapy is a cutting edge treatment that is customized for patient’s injury. Treatment frequency, pulse duration originating from the inferential stimulator and the number of visits required for recovery vary per patient. If you’ve been suffering from injured muscles or joint pain, you’d be an ideal candidate for this advanced medical technique - inferential stimulation. Please note, we can also provide home units when needed.