EMS therapy is commonly used by people wanting to improve their fitness and body image in an effective, safe, and speedy way. But there’s much more to EMS than that. EMS has also been used in physiotherapy for decades, and is now a more important tool than ever in improving mobility and giving people back their muscle control following accidents or illness.
EMS is a perfect tool for aiding recovery following injury to muscles. Not only does it work on improving muscle strength, but it also helps to repair damaged tissues. For those who have sustained damage to their back and are confined to a bed or wheel chair for months, taking the first tentative steps towards walking again can be a painful, and sometimes impossible task.
Strengthening the back and core after months of disuse is a daunting task- but EMS can be used to effectively restore these muscles and build up strength with minimum pain. Physiotherapy clients have seen startling results from EMS therapy in no time- going from being confined to a bed to walking in just three months.
One of the added benefits to using EMS technology for healing physical injuries is that it doesn’t put any added strain on joints, tendons and ligaments. You can rebuild your muscle strength without worrying about causing more unnecessary damage. In traditional training with apparatus, muscles are improved using weights meaning that some addition weight and strain is also applied to the joints themselves. With EMS training, however, any ‘load’ is the artificial result of electric currents passing through the muscles, which means any strain on joints and ligaments is kept to an absolute minimum.
Whilst Body Time doesn’t offer physiotherapy, we do offer our clients all of the same startling benefits of EMS training. Following an injury, Body Time can help to rebuild your muscle strength to have you back to your normal fitness level in less time. As with physiotherapy users, training using EMS in this way improves not just the muscle itself but also overall fitness and confidence.