Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated.
Electric muscle stimulation helps with the following:
Intersegmental Traction uses a table that rolls or massages the spine from underneath while the patient lies comfortably on their back. Although not actually a traction device, this table helps with blood flow and to reinforce the adjustment by creating additional movement to spinal joints.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Therapy, as apparent from its name, exposes the entire body to vibration by standing on a platform. This therapy has an immediate effect on muscle performance and improvement of circulation. The rapid contraction and relaxation of the muscles at 20 to 50 times per second basically works as a pump on the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, increasing the speed of the blood flow through the body. Other than its influence on the muscles, WBV can also have a positive effect on bone mineral density, postural control, and balance.
Spider-tech Kinesiology Taping is a professionally engineered dynamic therapeutic support for muscles. The taping applications are water-repellent, elastic, and adhesive so they can be worn on the skin for an average of three to five days. Made out of cotton fabric and an acrylic adhesive activated by friction post-application, minimizes post-residue and contains no latex.
There are 3 possible categories of effect which have been identified depending on the method of application and the therapeutic outcome desired.
The End Result
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