Electric Muscle Stimulation
Why Electric Muscle Stimulation?
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) has gained significant popularity in the fitness industry as a means of improving muscle strength, tone and endurance. It uses electrical pulses sent through electrodes attached to the skin to stimulate motor neurons that activate muscles. The electrical pulses cause muscles to contract and relax, mimicking the same physiological response that occurs during exercise.
EMS has been shown to be effective for rehabilitation and improving athletic performance when used appropriately by professionals with knowledge of anatomy, physiology and exercise science, such as the professionals at Fit Chiropractic and Accupuncture. EMS is used as an additional tool for people who have limited time or mobility to maintain their fitness level. EMS is not a substitute for traditional exercise programs, but rather a complementary approach that requires appropriate implementationto achieve optimal results while minimizing the risk of injury.