Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Assists with muscle function.
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) prompts muscles to contract through the use of a low level electrical current. These currents are painless and non-invasive and are used for pain management at low settings, muscle activation and preservation at higher settings. NMES therapy is most common in our neurologic patients.
NMES offers the following benefits:
- Activates muscle contractions
- Prevents muscular atrophy
- Reactivates and facilitates neuromuscular connections
- Reduces pain