Eletrical muscle stimulation (EMS)


Electrical Muscle Stimulation
, also known as E-Stim, or EMS, uses electrical impulses to cause muscles to contract, which in turn helps your muscles become stronger. Your muscles naturally contract in response to electrical signals sent from your brain.

Process of Treatment


Increase Muscle Strength and Density

Larger Muscle Size

Improved (VO2) Max

Increase Explosive Strength

Speed Up Muscle Recovery

The two main types of e-stim are transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS).


TENS may be used for chronic (long-term) pain as well as for acute (short-term) pain. Electrodes are placed on the skin near the source of the pain. Signals are sent through nerve fibers to block or at least reduce the pain signals traveling to the brain.


EMS uses a slightly stronger current than TENS to get muscles to contract. The unit’s electrodes (also placed on the skin near the affected muscles) cause rhythmic contractions. This can improve muscle strength if the user attempts to contract the muscle simultaneously.

E-stim may be appropriate for the following conditions:

  • back pain
  • cancer-related pain
  • dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
  • fibromyalgia
  • joint pain
  • arthritis
  • muscle conditioning (mostly for athletes, such as long-distance runners)
  • muscle injury from trauma or disease
  • nerve inflammation
  • poor muscle strength
  • urinary incontinence
  • spinal cord injury
  • stroke
  • surgery recovery

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