electrical muscle stimulator

electrical muscle stimulator

Any device that stimulates muscle contraction by electrical impulses. These are used in mainstream physical therapy to reduce muscle spasms, prevent the development of blood clots after surgery or cerebrovascular accidents and prevent disuse atrophy of muscle; alternative medicine electrical muscle stimulators (e.g., Relax-A-Cizor) have been promoted for body shaping, weight loss and removing cellulite, indications that the FDA regards as fraudulent.
 
Contraindications
These devices may cause electric shock or burns, and should not be used in those with cardiac arrhythmias, pacemakers, cancer, seizures or during pregnancy.

electrical muscle stimulator

Mainstream medicine A device that stimulates muscle contraction by electrical impulses; these devices are used in mainstream physical therapy to ↓ muscle spasms, prevent development of blood clots after surgery or CVAs, prevent disuse atrophy of muscle
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BMR began manufacturing electrical muscle stimulator (EMS) products in the 1960s and since then has been responsible for a number of extraordinary firsts in the market including sub-pulsing - for improved transmission of the signal across the skin, garment-integrated stimulators and medical grade safety in consumer products.
Many professional dancers have a mild form, which can be improved by electrical muscle stimulators worn at night, mechanical braces, or exercises.
Electrical muscle stimulators have legitimate use in physical therapy treatment.
So recent years have brought all sorts of "body toning" devices, such as electrical muscle stimulators.
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