Matthew Powell, MCPA, FCAMT, CGIMS, discusses electromagnetic stimulation.
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Featuring Matthew Powell, MCPA, FCAMT, CGIMS
West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver BC
Duration: 58 seconds
A muscle stimulator or EMS machine, which is short for electrical muscle stimulation, is a small unit that can produce a current suitable for muscle contraction.
Now this is very useful in a physiotherapy setting, when we are dealing with someone who is having difficulty initiating or strengthening a specific muscle contraction. This often happens after injury or accident.
By applying the machine appropriately, we can get a current that will pass through one skin electrode, cause a muscle contraction in the underlying muscle, and exiting through the other electrode, thereby completing the circuit.
While generally safe, muscle stimulators do have to be used with care in certain parts of the body. Consult with a physiotherapist regarding their safe and effective use if you think this device may be helpful for you.
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