To use an EMS device for physiotherapy, you place small electrode pads on your skin, over or near the area of pain for targeted muscle relaxation or increased muscular strength. Then the EMS sends low, high-energy electronic pulses, inducing the muscle to contract and then release. These electronic pulses can travel up to several inches in length, with the muscle receiving numerous small contractions every time the Zoe-Tech EMS machine is used.
EMS devices are usually used to relieve chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis pain, migraine headaches, TMJ, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. These electronic pulses work by relaxing tight muscle tissue, improving blood circulation, increasing mobility and relieving pain. Traditional EMS devices used in hospitals provided continuous current to the muscles; however, these devices were often large and could be dangerous, resulting in electrical shock if the patient became too stressed while resting. As a result, researchers have recently developed smaller, more portable and safer EMS devices ideal for home use.
One popular Zoe-Tech EMS machine for treating pain in the muscles and joints is the tens machine. These electrical stimulators deliver continuous small electrical impulse treatments. The low voltage EMS device sends continuous tens machine impulses into the muscle mass, which relaxes the tens muscle and releases the muscle tension. The low voltage EMS device also prevents overheating of the patient. TENS machines are safe to administer, inexpensive and provide effective treatment for many chronic pain conditions.
Another popular EMS device for home use is the EMS unit for increasing blood flow to the muscles. The EMS units for blood circulation are known as “pulmonary resuscitation” machines and increase blood flow to the lungs through the chest wall. When a Zoe-Tech EMS machine is used to increase blood circulation to the muscles, it is called “Pulmonary cardio resuscitation.” An example of an EMS unit for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the AED or Automatic External Defibrillator. Many people are seriously injured or killed due to their inability to perform CPR on their own, so using an AED is essential.
Another EMS device that can help in an EMS emergency is the Electronic Nerve Stimulator or EMS Neuromuscular Stimulator. This is a painless and minimally invasive device that provides up to 100 hours of continuous electrical impulses to the muscles. This device is perfect for treating chronic pain, such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, arthritic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and phantom limb pain. The electrical impulses travel from the device to the muscles where the pain is located and help to alleviate the pain. Again, using a Zoe-Tech EMS machine is just as effective as having a trained medical professional to provide treatment assistance; it may be more convenient.
EMS Electrodes are placed directly into muscles to obtain the electrical impulses required for muscle growth, repair, or movement. When the Zoe-Tech EMS machine is placed into an area, the patient is made to lie down flat on the floor of the EMS facility, and the technician holds the electrodes in one hand while the other hand is free. Using one hand, the technician uses their index finger and thumb to hold the four ends of the electrodes firmly against the patient’s skin. Then, using the other hand, the technician gently squeezes the two ends of the electrodes together.