Electric Stimulation Therapy is a treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. While doing this it helps build strength in clients with injuries. Therefore Electric Stimulation Therapy is also helpful in keeping muscles active especially after any sort of spinal cord injury or strokes.
Physical therapists will attach electrodes onto the patient’s skin. This will cause the target muscles to contract. With the use of electric stimulation, the patient will maintain muscle tone and strength.
The Electric stimulation therapy works by mimicking the natural way in which the body uses its muscles. Electrodes secured to the skin deliver quick impulses that make the muscles contract. As a result it is helpful in increasing the patient’s range of motion. Due to this it also improves the circulation of the body. This therapy is useful in treating conditions like sprains, arthritis, back pain scoliosis and sciatica.
Electric Stimulation Therapy is used to treat several pain-causing aspects:
Increased Range is achieved by contracting and releasing the muscles, toning and maintaining strength.
Soreness time frame is lessened by keeping muscles active and therefore healthy.