Two of the most common types of injuries that can occur in any type of physical activity are shoulder and knee injuries. When people suffer a significant shoulder or knee injury, voluntary strength training does not always properly restore the atrophied muscles surrounding the joints. The brain blocks the messages to the muscles that allow individuals hindered by injuries to execute a movement fully. However through full-body EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) training, inactive muscles can be rehabilitated and rebuilt more effectively to support recovery.
How does EMS training work?
EMS training accelerates injury recovery. It helps to restore limited joint movement to its usual function by resynchronizing local muscles cells at a greater rate. As an example, quad, hamstring and glute activation become important in helping to regenerate a healthy knee joint movement. Whereas in the shoulder, restoring activation of the upper back (lower trapezius and rhomboids) and muscles next to the spine (paraspinal muscles) become important in helping to regenerate a healthy shoulder movement. As a rehabilitation tool, EMS is able to specifically target and restore those inactive muscles surrounding the ‘injured’ joint without limitations from the brain. Moreover, besides targeting the major muscle groups, we can also adjust the placements of the electrodes to suit the individual’s needs, or add additional ones, in order to attain a specific outcome.
Where does EMS training originate from?
Born out of rehab, EMS training has been used on injured body parts since the 1960s. In conventional training, using weights increases the load on a joint. When the goal is to rehabilitate the joint and increase strength in the surrounding muscles, placing a weight on the joint increases risks and stress on the joint. With full-body EMS training, it is possible to use higher intensities without any heavy weights loading from the outside in order to train the muscle effectively. As a result, more conventional exercises can then be reintegrated into an individual’s rehabilitation or training program without re-injuring the joint.
How do we integrate EMS training with a full-body workout?
Here at fu/nis EMS training we are able to tailor your workout sessions to your individual needs. We are keen to work alongside you and your physiotherapist to ensure a smoother road to recovery. Not only will you benefit from the MIHA bodytec® technology in your recovery phase but you can benefit from a full body workout enabling you to increase your fitness and get back into shape even after being out of the game for a while.
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