Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation has been shown to be an effective therapeutic option for individuals suffering from pain and weakness. Below are some of the benefits clients may experience:

  •  Decrease pain
  • Muscle re-education and Strengthening
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase circulation
  • Decrease spasticity
  • Reduce edema
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Improve overall function

Though electrical stimulation is safe to treat many conditions, contraindications do exist. Some of the common ones include:

  • Avoid stimulation over
    • Carotid sinus/anterior trans-cervical area
    • Heart trans-thoracic area
    • Abdominal, low back and pelvic area during pregnancy
    • Cancerous lesions
    • Superficial metal (e.g. staples, pins, external fixators)
  • Cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator