Muscle electrotherapy is a safe and effective way to stimulate muscles, and has been endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association for pain management, peripheral blood flow, neuromuscular dysfunction and tissue repair.
Electrostimulation is achieved by using an electrical muscle stimulator or TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulations) unit. These devices send an electrical pulse to electrodes that are attached to the area of the body to be treated, and the electrical stimulation can increase blood flow to the area, relieve atrophy, reduce pain and increase range of motion.
TENS units and stimulators are designed so users can adjust the level of electrical stimulation by raising and lowering the intensity of the pulse and the duration of the pulse. This makes it possible to create a rhythmic, massaging sensation that is the most comfortable and therapeutic given the user’s needs. Muscle rehabilitation is often a delicate process and these devices offer the ability to deliver stimulation in very small, incremental measures.
The electrodes used in electrotherapy come in various shapes and sizes that are designed to treat particular areas of the body. Butterfly-shaped and pigtail electrodes are ideal for treating back muscles while more specialized electrodes and conductive sleeves are available to treat hands, feet and joints.
Muscular electrotherapy devices are very safe and easy to use. They are designed to release electrical pulses within specific parameters that are pre-calibrated to avoid discomfort. Stimulator options include adjustable pulse rates and frequency, delayed relaxation and contraction timing, timer settings and intensity control. The variety of settings depends on the particular electrostimulation device, with models available to suit the specific needs of any patient.
Our line of electrotherapy stimulators, electrodes and accessories are priced with you in mind, because we understand the utmost need for quality in home healthcare products that are offered at a reasonable price.