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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Our neuromuscular electrical stimulation programmes help people to improve movement, reduce pain and recover faster.

What is neuromuscular electrical stimulation?

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation can play an important role in recovering lost movement and function.

Electrical stimulation is a technique that utilizes patterned activation of neural tissue with the purpose of restoring or enhancing lost or diminished function. It is commonly used following injury to enable the contraction of a weak or paralysed muscle which the client may not otherwise be able to control.

At TraumaPhysio we have experience in using a range of muscle stimulators for people with both innervated and denervated tissue. Our orthopaedic physio team integrate the technology into rehabilitation programmes for strengthening, increasing muscle bulk and movement retraining in addition to using it functionally as a neuroprosthetic during functional activities. We find that it can be a vital adjunct to more traditional rehabilitation approaches.

Why use neuromuscular electrical stimulation?

What are the benefits of using FES?

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Increase muscle size.

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Increase muscle strength.

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Improve muscle length and joint movement.

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Increase blood flow and vessel size affecting circulation.

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Improve pain.

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Which electrical muscle stimulator works best?

Our Trauma team have used a wide range of stimulators and find that recommendations are specific and dependent upon the client’s injuries and the goals of the intervention. We are in the fortunate position to be able to trial a range of stimulators including single channel, multi-channel, timed, manually triggered, pressure triggered, EMG triggered and for denervated muscles. TraumaPhysio assess, trial and provide costed recommendations for all types of stimulation.

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If you would like to find out more about how electrical stimulation can help contact the TraumaPhysio team today.

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Helen worked with my 88 year old Mum following her knee replacement. I was very very impressed. Personable, knowledgeable, supportive, she got my Mum full mobilised and back playing bowls. She had her operation in November 2018 and was she was back playing bowls in January 2019. My Mum has now had a refurbishment of her replacement hip and I have no hesitation in going back to her and recommending her to others.

Karen Land

Excellent professional service! Helen really helped me with my injury. I would use her services again and recommend to family and friends!

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Helen is a great physiotherapist! She thorough, extremely knowledgeable and very kind. Despite being busy, I never felt rushed. If the need arises I will definitely go to her again.

Sussan Warren

Helen is a great physio with fantastic technical knowledge. She’s also a lovely person which makes sessions really enjoyable. Thanks for the help Helen! 🙂

Andrew Mcculloch

An inner ear problem last July that developed into vestibular neuritis led to problems with the muscles, nerves and joints in my neck which caused nausea, dizziness, vision problems as well as the usual aches and pain. In February I came to the Physio4 You team in despair. Rachel did a thorough vestibular assessment and was able to reassure me that the vestibular problem was resolved. I was then given Helen’s details for the neck issues. She has been a real Godsend. She is calm, friendly, reassuring and professional. After a thorough exam in which she listened carefully to my history of symptoms, she took time to explain what the problem was and a plan for treatment going forward. This problem has caused me real anxiety at times. She set my mind at rest that I will get better. I am still undergoing treatment but there has been a vast improvement. She takes time to answer all my questions and I always leave feeling so positive. I would thoroughly recommend their services

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