Electrical muscle stimulation is a method of care in which electric currents are sent through muscles in order to make them contract. This has a number of health benefits especially during the injury rehabilitation process. It is an effective therapeutic method as contracting the muscles helps relieve pain in the back or legs, reduce swelling and promotes general muscle toning.
Some of the benefits of electrical muscle stimulation are outlined below:
By encouraging blood flow to the injured area, electrical muscle stimulation can speed up the healing process. After an injury that prevents the movement of a body part, electric muscle stimulation can contract muscles for you, hastening recovery. This allows the weaker muscles to build basic muscle tone and strength necessary for further physical therapy.
Prevents Muscle Atrophy
Muscle atrophy is the decrease of muscle mass that can occur after injury or as a result of any number of medical conditions. Electrical muscle stimulation can slow muscle atrophy by stimulating and contracting weakened muscles through low levels of electrical currents originating from the device. This keeps the muscles active even when the person can’t activate them on their own.
Electrical muscle stimulation can be very relaxing and have the same benefits as massage therapy. Massage therapy is known to release tension in the muscles as well as encourage blood flow. By contracting the muscles, electrical muscle stimulation can achieve the same effects. It encourages the production of endorphins and improves mood, just like massage therapy. The contracted muscles also encourage blood flow, which relieves sore and aching muscles.
If you require treatment and live in the Winchester and Hampshire areas then ring the Bradford House Chiropractic Clinic on 01962 861188 or Contact us now to book your initial appointment.