Neuromuscular Stimulation (NMS)
Like exercise, NMS helps to strengthen injured areas and has been found to effectiviely treat a variety of musculoskeletal and vascular conditions. Common candidates for NMS therapy are patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, muscle strains or tears, or athletes who've undergone cartilage or tendon repair.
Placing a electronically pulsed direct current removes excess fluid and increases blood flow to the injured site and encourages rehabilitation. Placing a positive electrode over the injured site within the first 24-48 hours helps prevent the buildup of excess fluid. Placing a negative electrode over the injured site after the first day or two causes the fluid to disperse from the site. This treatment reduces swelling, allowing new blood to move in and speed up the recovery process.