Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation is a therapeutic technique that involves the application of electrical currents to stimulate nerves and induce muscle contractions. It is used to improve muscle strength, enhance motor control and promote functional movements. This device delivers controlled electrical impulses to specific muscles or nerve pathways.
NMES can help with:
Muscle strengthening- the electrical stimulation causes muscle contraction, which helps improve muscle strength, prevent muscle atrophy and increase muscle endurance
Motor control and coordination- by targeting specific muscles or muscle groups, NMES can help individuals develop more precise and coordinated movements
3. Range of motion- NMES can be utilized to improve joint range of motion by stimulating the appropriate muscles and facilitating muscle stretching and increased joint flexibility
4. Pain reduction- NMES has been found to have pain relieving effects for individuals with certain conditions. It can help manage pain by activating sensory nerves, which can interfere with pain signals and provide temporary relief.
5. Spasticity management- NMES can help reduce spasticity by promoting muscle relaxation and improving muscle balance.
6. Functional rehabilitation- NMES can be incorporated into rehabilitation programs to facilitate function abilities. By targeting specific muscles involved in functional tasks, such as walking or grasping objects, NMES can help individuals regain or improve their ability to perform daily activities.