Portable Digital EMS: A must have device for your patients!
The Portable Digital EMS with Timer and Carrying Case helps in muscle re-education as part of physical therapy and rehabilitation. This is a device that you can have at your clinic or recommend your patients to buy. Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a time-tested, tried-and-true method for treating muscle injuries. It works by passively exercising muscles via the transmission of comfortable electronic impulses.
· Includes carrying case, 2 lead wires, 9-volt battery, 1 package of 4 pre-gelled electrodes, metal belt clip, and instruction manual.
· Contraction time adjustable from 1 to 30 seconds.
· Digital wave technology.
· Efficient delivery of the wave signal.
· Dual isolated channels.
· Pulse Amplitude: 0-90mA peak to peak into 500 ohm load.
· Pulse frequency adjustable from 1-150 Hz.
· Pulse width adjustable from 30 uS ~ 260 uS, 10 uS/step.
· Ramp time adjustable from 1 to 6 seconds.
· Relaxation time adjustable from 1 to 30 seconds.
The stimulation, contraction, and relaxation cycle loosens muscle fibers, promotes blood flow and stimulates muscle growth. It is pretty much what it says on the tin; the muscle contracts when it receives the signal from the EMS device, it flexes when the strength of the signal increase, and relaxes when the electrical impulse stops – and then the cycle starts over again. And it all occurs as if the brain itself has command it.
Warn your patients that isolated cases of skin irritation may be experienced at the site of electrode placement following prolonged application. Potential adverse reactions include allergy to gel, skin irritation and electrode burn.
Recommendations you can provide patients who decide to get this device
· Read operation manual before use of the EMS unit.
· Do not use EMS during pregnancy.
· Do not place electrodes on the front of the throat as spasm of the laryngeal and pharyngeal muscle may occur.
· Electrodes should not be placed over the eyes, in the mouth, or internally.
· Keep out of the reach of children.
· Wash the area of skin where the electrodes will be placed with mild soap and water before applying and after taking the electrodes off.
· Rinse soap off thoroughly and dry skin well.
· Excess hair may be clipped with scissors.
· Do not shave stimulation area.
· Wipe the area with the skin preparation your doctor has recommended and let it dry.
· Apply electrodes as directed.
· Always remove the electrodes by pulling in the direction of hair growth.
· It may be help to rub skin lotion on the electrode placement area when not wearing electrodes.
· Never apply electrodes over irritated, damaged, or broken skin.