Electrical Stimulation is a non-invasive, painless way to help strengthen muscles, block pain signals or improve blood circulation. For those who experience pain, spasms, muscle weakness, or atrophy, it is a very effective treatment. Electrical stimulation is a very common approach in physical therapy and is utilized to help patients improve their quality of life and prevent further degradation and weakness in cases such as immobilization or low mobility.
Where can I get Electrical Stimulation
Because Electrical Stimulation is a common treatment for certain patients, we offer it at all of our locations. While certain patients, such as those with pacemakers or people who are pregnant cannot undergo Electrical Stimulation, it may otherwise be used when appropriate or in correlation with other types of physical therapy treatments.
What is Electrical Stimulation?
Electrical Stimulation is a safe and non-invasive physical therapy treatment that involves the use of tiny electrodes which are attached to the skin. While this might seem like an extreme departure from something like massage therapy or hands-on therapy, electrical stimulation merely mimics the natural way in which muscles work. Some types of stimulation are meant to treat chronic pain, such as TENS electrical therapy. In other cases, your muscles may have problems contracting property after surgery, and NMES, another type of electrical stimulation, may be employed. Regardless, the end goal of Electrical Stimulation always includes finding ways to help you live a more fulfilling life, whether it be through the reduction of pain or rehabilitation after injury or surgery.
Benefits of Electrical Stimulation
Electrical Stimulation has a host of benefits, including:
- Improved range of motion around joints
- Pain reduction
- Reduced inflammation
- Prevention of muscle atrophy
- Improved blood flow
- Decreased muscle spasms
Who should consider Electrical Stimulation?
Electrical Stimulation can be beneficial for people who suffer from some of the following conditions.
- Post-surgery muscle weakness
- Back pain
- Atrophied muscles
- Muscle spasms
Get Electrical Stimulation at Evolution Physical Therapy
If your doctor is recommending physical therapy or Electrical Stimulation, or you suffer from some of the conditions above such as lost mobility, arthritis, or muscle spasms, electrical stimulation may be your next step. Reach us today at your nearest Evolution location via phone. Or, set up an appointment with one of our licensed physical therapists via our Request an Appointment form.
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