Electrotherapy in Lincoln: Dr. John Huffman, DC
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (Electrotherapy)
Electrotherapy in Lincoln, NE: Dr. John Huffman, DC provides electrical muscle stimulation to patients in Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding areas. Electric muscle stimulation is a physical rehabilitation therapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine at our facility. These contractions help to control pain, manage inflammation and strengthen the muscle.
The electrodes are placed on the effected areas of the patient’s body, typically around the neck, back, shoulder, knee, ankle or wrist. The therapist will then adjust the controls of the machine until the patient feels a prickly sensation and is able to comfortably target the level of stim without burning, stinging or feeling a stabbing sensation. The stimulation will increase circulation and reduce swelling thereby reducing pain sensations.
Benefits of Electrotherapy
- Alleviate pain
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease atrophy
- Muscle relaxation & increased bloodflow
- Re-education of muscles
- Acceleration of healing
- Reduction of pain
- and much more!
Electrotherapy normally involves placing small adhesive pads on the skin at various points on the body. Electrotherapy is generally not painful. The adhesive pads may cause a minor skin irritation after being removed, and in some instances, patients may feel a mild stinging after therapy.