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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Through this event Huawei handed over Ultra Sound therapy (UST), Ultra red radiation (IRR), Short wave diathermy (SWD), Short wave diathermy (SWD), Electrical muscle stimulator (EMS), Traction machine (Pelvic and cervical traction) with bed and other equipment to PFDA-Vocational Training Center.
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* Electrical muscle stimulators have legitimate use in physical therapy treatment.
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