Q. What is an EMS Unit (Electrical Muscle
Stimulator Unit) ?
A. A muscle stimulator (EMS) is an electronic device used to
Q. How does a muscle stimulator work?
A. The muscle stimulator (EMS) works by sending electronic
stimulation to the muscle; thus allowing the muscle to contract
hundreds of times per minute. This contracting of the muscles increases
blood flow to the muscles which benefits tired aching muscles; and
expedites the healing. The muscle stimulation can assist in
re-educating and rebuilding injured muscles when you are unable to
Will the EMS unit hurt me?
A. No, you control the intensity of the EMS unit. If at first the
contraction is uncomfortable, YOU can decrease the intensity.
Always read owners guide or consult a physician prior to use.
Q. Can I place both
electrodes over various muscle groups at once?
A. Yes, the EMS unit has two single outlet leads and four electrode
pads to stimulate more than one muscle at a time.
Q. Is it best to
place the two electrodes of a signal outlet lead on the same side of
A. Yes, it is important that you focus the single outlet lead on the
Q. I or someone I
know has a pacemaker. Can we use the EMS unit?
A. NO, patients with cardiac pacemakers, or patients known to have
myocardial diseases or arrhythmia or cardiac patients in general,
should not use EMS units.