Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Improve movement, reduce pain and recover faster with electrical muscle stimulation at Trauma Physio.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation can be used to develop muscle control, recover strength and improve movement.

Pain, swelling, lack of use and nerve damage can all affect muscle activation, the effects of which may be short lived but can persist. A functional electrical stimulation (FES) device activates the muscles by sending impulses down the nerves causing contraction of the weakened muscles, even if you are unable to move on your own. This not only affects muscle strength, but also muscle size, providing improved support for the nearby joints.

Our orthopaedic trauma physio team may use the technology as part of your treatment for strengthening, to improve muscle bulk and retrain movement. We find that it can be a vital adjunct to more traditional rehabilitation approaches and improve the effects of your exercise programme.

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What are the benefits of using FES?


Increase muscle size.


Increase muscle strength.


Improve muscle length and joint movement.


Increase blood flow and vessel size affecting circulation.


Improve pain.

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Which electrical muscle stimulator works best?

Your physiotherapist will have an honest and open conversation with you about whether functional electrical stimulation is appropriate for your problem, the likely effects and the options available to you. If applicable, your TraumaPhysio will supply you with an individualised electrical stimulation programme to ensure that you get the most possible out of your device.

At TraumaPhysio we are experienced in using a wide variety of muscle stimulators and make recommendations based on each person’s requirements. Our physio team have access to devices for you to trial and use within sessions, including more complex multi muscle stimulators and drop foot stimulators.

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