Physio Remedies physiotherapists recently completed a training update on our Compex Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulator units from DJO UK.
Neuro muscular electric stimulation (NMES), also known as electric muscle stimulation (EMS), electrotherapy, muscle stim or e-stim, is delivered through a small device, the Compex, that sends electronic pulses to your nerve fibres in order to create involuntary muscle contractions. It can be used to aid rehabilitation following injury or surgery and to enhance training sessions and workouts.
Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulation (Muscle Stimulation) for Rehabilitation
The therapeutic benefits of electrotherapy (Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulation) are clinically proven and are recognised by both physiotherapists and doctors working in the fields of pain relief, rehabilitation and professional sports across the world. Muscle stimulation is not used in isolation but as an adjunct to other prescribed treatments to improve their effectiveness. The Compex units we have are very easy to use and allow continuation of rehabilitation while away from the clinic.
NMES machines provide the following benefits:
Enhanced muscle recruitment and control of joint stability
Reduces haematoma (bruising) / fluid (swelling)
Increases muscle volume and strength
Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulation for Enhanced Training
Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulation trains your muscles in a way that traditional workouts alone can't. It's a 'best kept secret' that many elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts use to enhance their workouts and training programs.
By adding the Compex electric muscle stimulation to your training, you can maximise your muscular effort by engaging a greater percentage of your muscle fibres - both Type 1 slow twitch muscle (endurance) and Type 2 fast twitch muscle (power and explosiveness). This means improved efficiency with enhanced results.
Athletes can use pre-programmed workouts on the Compex device to help maximise their training.
Compex is FDA-cleared and supports:
Increased muscle strength and density
Larger muscle size
Improved VO2 max
More explosive strength
Faster muscle recovery
Following the pre-designed programs, you can use Compex to help efficiently and effectively:
Boost speed, endurance and stamina
Increase vertical jump
Develop more muscle strength
Reduce low-back pain
Reduce neck pain
Recover faster after exertion
Enhance blood circulation
Prevent muscle imbalances
Improve core strength
NOTE: EMS should not replace your fitness routine, but should be used to enhance your workouts.
Trial or buy a Compex Unit
We have three Compex Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulator units at our clinic which we use as part of our physiotherapy treatments.
UPDATE: We're now a Compex Partner Practitioner. You can trial and buy a Compex muscle stimulation unit from us to help with your rehab and training. We have Compex 2.0, Compex 4.0 and Compex 8.0 in stock.