EMS training has been used for several decades in physiotherapy, medicine and competitive sports.
It is mainly used to correct muscular imbalances, relieve back pain, strengthen pelvic floor muscles and improve circulation. Because impulses are transmitted directly onto the muscles, bypassing the joints entirely, there is no impact on ligaments or joints. That’s why EMS is commonly used to repair and strengthen muscles and joints for people who are recovering from injury.
The built-in electrodes used during EMS training can stimulate and develop all the muscle groups, or just selected ones, so the ’weaker links’ of the body can be strengthened. In professional sports, EMS training is also used to optimise the stimulation of core muscles to help improve power and performance.