Electrical Muscle Stimulation
What is it?
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is the elicitation of muscle contraction using a electric impulse device. EMS has received an increasing amount of attention in the last few years for many reasons:
It can be utilised as a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes.
It can be used as a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients.
It can be utilized as a testing tool for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo.
It can be used as a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes.
How Does It Work?
The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. The impulses mimic the action potential that comes from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.
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