Training with injuries is possible with full-body EMS training at fu/nis
Most people get injured at some point in life. Dependent on what injury it is and what your rehab and recovery program looks like, there are always ways to speed up the process. The aim is to get you back into a normal daily routine, so you’re able to do your everyday activities.
What happens when you are injured
In most cases after an injury, you are most likely going to lose muscle mass and the strength of that muscle will decrease as well. It depends on your ability to move, have in mind what movements you can do, what you struggle to do and what your range of movement is. Using full-body EMS training as an addition to your rehab programme from your physio or biokineticist will provide optimal support to rebuild and strengthen muscles. EMS will also help with overall body strength and fitness that is lacking due to your injury.
Benefits of EMS training when you have injuries
With EMS training you can target specific problem areas, strengthen weaker muscle groups and work on your stabilizing muscles. This would lead to correcting the imbalances in your body.
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 optimally. However, through full-body EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) training, inactive muscles can be rehabilitated and rebuilt more effectively to support recovery.
Being able to activate up to 90% of your muscle fibres with EMS technology will help the muscles or muscle groups which have been inactive to get them back up to full strength.
The most common conditions or injuries we see in our trainees are:
- Weak ankles
- Stabilizers (in the legs)
- ACL (knees and knee replacements)
- Hips ( pelvic tilt and Hip replacements)
- Back pain ( lower, middle, upper and disc cartilage degeneration)
- Shoulders (rotator cuff and broken/dislocated)
- Neck (posture and neck injuries)
Each of these conditions/injuries have their challenges in terms of training because you don’t want to aggravate but rather alleviate and strengthen the muscles that help support the injury. At fu/nis EMS training you’re always training with a highly qualified personal EMS trainer at your side, who will be able to support you through your training sessions.
For example, the ACL/KNEE REPLACEMENT:
At fu/nis we use the EMS technology to help regain the strength of the muscles surrounding the knee joint and stabilizers as well as mobility, flexibility in that area. All whilst still giving you a full-body workout which strengthens you beyond your injury.
How we can achieve this:
In an in-depth consultation, we’d assess and understand your injury and what limits you have in terms of movement. We would then design an exercise plan around that specific injury/condition i.e. torn or reconstructed ACL or even knee replacement. As we use EMS technology that activates up to 90% of your muscle fibres throughout your body, paired with those exercises we can work very targeted to support your recovery.
Using specific movements to activate the right muscle groups around the injury/condition is key:
- Stepping up and down on a step
- Quad extension (sitting on the floor extending leg, to try and straighten leg)
- Heel slides (sitting on the floor bending the knee)
- Balancing (on the injured leg, first with support and progressing as time passes)
- Straight leg raises (lying on the floor lifting the leg up)
- Squat (using a chair for support)
- Knee stabilization (lateral extension, lifting your leg to the side)
Those exercises in relation to this specific injury or condition can be used with EMS training to improve the condition and can be very powerful due to the EMS muscle activation.
Please keep in mind: Everyone is different and as much as the same principles of movement apply, we would always individually assess each case on its own merit and adjust accordingly plus align e.g. with your physio along the way.
Results we have seen in our members:
- Full range of movement (able to straighten and bend knee 100%)
- Increase instability
- Increase in strength
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Able to walk and run again
- Increase in balance ie your stabilizing muscles in the legs
- Muscular imbalances in the legs start to normalize
Research shows: EMS training applied correctly can be beneficial to the injury recovery process
Most people going or have gone through injury normally would be working with either a physio, biokineticist or chiropractor. With that being said they can only take you to a certain point of your recovery and that is where EMS becomes so beneficial. Check out the related research here.
We are team players at fu/nis. We usually align with your physio, bio or chiro and endeavour to work together. This is important to keep everyone on the same page so we don’t undo each other’s work. Our goal is to ultimately be able to achieve the goals set out for YOUR recovery.