Electro-Muscle Stimulation, or EMS, is one of the most cutting edge techniques used by chiropractors today. Athletes and immobilized patients in Apple Valley will be pleased to find out that Doctor of Chiropractic Dr. Parastou Ilbeigi, DC, provides this service in her office, the Chiropractic Institute of High Desert. This approach is also often referred to as electromyostimulation or Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES.)
Essentially, this service gives the patient electrical impulses that cause the muscles to contract. It is beneficial to athletes because it can be used as a complementary strength training tool and helps to build their muscle power. Many athletes often find that they enjoy using this service after a practice or a work out, as it helps them to recovery after the strenuous exercise. Other patients who might require EMS include patients who are recovering from an accident or injury who have been immobilized. Many chiropractors find it to be a useful tactic to test the neural function of a person or to evaluate a person’s muscle function.
The process of EMS requires a device to generate impulses, which are delivered to the patient through electrodes that are placed on a person’s skin. The electrodes are strategically placed by your chiropractor to ensure that they are located near the muscles that require stimulation. The impulses generated are designed to mimic the same impulses generated by the central nervous system — this is why this service causes the muscles to contract.
The use of this state of the art service is being hailed a wonderful way to complement sports training by kinesiology professionals. These scientists have research available that cite how powerful the results can be for the patient. If you or a loved one are interested in this procedure, take the time to contact our office staff today to set up a consultation. Dr. Parastou Ilbeigi, DC, is happy to sit down with interested patients to discuss their needs and what they look for out of the EMS service. Together, the patient and the doctor will come up with a customized plan of action that will get the patient the results they look for from the service.