Applications of Physics in
Electrical Stimulation Therapy
What is ESTIM?
How does ESTIM work?
What are the uses of ESTIM?
Frequently Asked Questions
they come in many shapes and sizes, essentially, an E-stim unit is an
electrical device that sends currents through unbroken skin via small
electrodes that target muscles. This device has a wide variety of uses
within the medical field including muscle toning, muscle spasm
relaxation, and pain prevention. Within the field of physical
therapy, E-stim is important for rehabilitative puposes and enhancement
of the healing process.
E-stim is simple to operate.
Electrodes are placed on the target muscle group area with conduction
gel. The electrodes are then plugged into a power supply. The power
supply emits current that in turn stimulates the muscle group.
This passive muscle stimulation is important in rehabilitational
therapy, as it is a simple, easy way to build muscle. This is
important for re-education of muscles and for reintroduction of muscles
after immobilization due to injury.
Re-education of muscle function is a common feature of E-stim in the field of physical therapy.