Electrical Muscle Stimulation

We use electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), or “electro-stimulation,” to stimulate muscle contraction and prevent muscle atrophy in patients whose bones, joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons are disused due to damage by a musculoskeletal injury. The electrical impulses are delivered by machine through electrode pads placed on the skin around the injured area. You will feel some tingling, but no pain. Because EMS strengthens and tones muscles, we sometimes use it for sports training as well as for rehabilitation and pain-relief from sports injuries.