Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Therapy at our Miami clinic
What Do We Treat With Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
At Icon Medical Centers in Miami, our Miami Physical Therapists and Chiropractorsuse electrical muscle stimulation to treat a range of concerns. Some of the most common conditions we treat with electrical muscle stimulation include:
- Muscle atrophy from injury or immobility
- Pain caused by stress and tension
- Sports-related injuries such as sprains and strains
- Spasticity from multiple sclerosis and other conditions
Your Miami physician and physical therapist will work together to create an appropriate treatment program for you at our Miami offices, which may include electrical muscle stimulation.
What Is Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
During electrical muscle stimulation, an electrotherapy device sends out a small current to your nerve endings and muscles. The current causes your muscles to contract, which tones and strengthens them in situations when you are unable to do so through standard exercise.
Your Miami therapist attaches small electrodes to your skin at specific trigger points. The device is then turned on and adjusted to a therapeutic setting. Your Miami therapist will talk to you to find the setting that is right for you. If the setting is too low, you won’t get the full benefit of the therapy. If the setting is too high, the current can be uncomfortable.
Patients often describe the sensation of electrical muscle stimulation as a tingly feeling, and they can feel the contractions of the muscles. As your therapy continues, your muscles may become adjusted to the current, and it may be necessary to increase the intensity to continue seeing results.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
Whether you are an athlete suffering a sports-related injury or someone coping with a condition like fibromyalgia where muscle pain is a part of daily life, electrical muscle stimulation therapy is a treatment that can encourage your muscles to heal and provide relief from pain and spasms.
Electrical muscle stimulation is used by physical therapists and Chiropractors and can be part of an overall therapy and rehabilitation program. Our providers here at Icon Medical Centers in Miami are skilled in the use of electrical muscle stimulation and are happy to discuss this intriguing form of therapy to get you back on your feet again.
The Advantages of Electrical Muscle Stimulation Therapy
Patients who receive electrical muscle stimulation through Icon Medical Centers in Miami are typically happy with the experience. The therapy does not leave muscles weak or sore like some physical therapy exercises can and, unlike medications used to relieve pain, will not leave you tired or groggy. The treatment sessions are usually short, and you are able to easily get on with the rest of your day.
Are you eager to learn more about electrical muscle stimulation and how it can be a part of your therapy program? Call our Miami office today to schedule a consultation with a Miami physical therapist to find out how electrical stimulation can help.