Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
is a trusted, clinically-proven, noninvasive therapy for muscle
rehabilitation post injury, surgery or disease.
- It is an effective and safe alternative to prescription, pain control
medication with NO known side-effects or risk of overdose.
- NMES reduces rehabilitation time helping the patient
regain functionality and productivity.
- It is easy to administer, typically reimbursed, and
cost effective - by often reducing the need for PT or OT services.
- NMES allows for patient control over personal,
The primary aim of NMES is to provide muscle rehabilitation post injury,
surgery or disease by exciting
targeted motor nerves and thereby producing muscle contractions.
The presence of intact peripheral nerve excitability and healthy muscle
tissue are necessary to induce therapeutic and functional motor responses.
NMES therapy is applicable to patients diagnosed with wide range of
orthopedic and neurologic deficiencies who demonstrate difficulties during
- Muscle conditioning through either strength or
- Maintenance or increase in range of motion, including contracture
- Facilitation and re-education of voluntary motor function
- Orthotic training, including substitution for traditional orthoses
- Management of acute and chronic edema
- Reduces spasticity and muscle spasms
- Reduces disuse atrophy
- Increases local blood flow
- Can affect the operation of demand
type cardiac pacemakers
- Not recommended for patients with known heart disease
without physical evaluation of risk
- Do NOT Apply over the
anterior aspect of the neck or carotid sinus
- Do not apply NMES for undiagnosed pain syndromes until
etiology is established
Electrodes should not be placed over the eyes
- Avoid active epiphyseal
regions in children
- Use of abdominal
electrodes during labor may interfere with fetal monitoring equipment
- Turn the stimulator off before applying or removing
- Electrotherapy may cause skin irritation
beneath the electrodes
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NMES Treatment Protocols
- BioStim NMS
- EMS 2000 Device
- QuadStar II