EMS for rehabilitation
19 December, 2019
When you’re recovering from an injury, it can be hard to find ways to keep up your training or get back into exercise without worsening your injury. But for active people who love to move, this can be very frustrating! Luckily, there is now a simple solution, thanks to 20PerFit.
20PerFit utilises the very latest Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training technology, ideal for rehabilitating muscles after an injury or a period of inactivity. EMS technology has been used by physiotherapists for decades, as it’s an effective way to target specific muscle groups without the risk of muscle or joint strain. Studies have also shown that it can be an effective way to assist rehabilitation following surgery and even after nerve injury.
EMS is also a great way to stimulate inactive muscles and rebuild strength when you’re not able to do so through conventional training methods. It can also help the muscle to recover faster as it promotes circulation, which aids in nutrient transfer through the muscles, accelerating the recovery process.
When you train with 20PerFit, you don’t need to use weights or machines – all our exercises are low-impact, functional bodyweight exercises. This means you don’t have to worry about putting pressure on your joints or ligaments. 20PerFit’s system also works your muscles harder than a conventional training session, as it activates more muscle fibres. So you can stay active and build strength while you recover from injury.
How does it work?
EMS imitates the natural action of the central nervous system, sending electrical impulses to contract your deep muscle fibres. When you train with 20PerFit, you’ll wear a special suit that contains electrodes. These electrodes target your muscle fibres, safely and effectively stimulating your muscles, providing 150 times more muscle contractions than a regular training session. Unlike other EMS offerings, 20PerFit’s system is entirely wireless, which means you can move freely as you train. It’s safe and is an incredibly effective way to build muscle strength without risk of aggravating injuries or putting a strain on joints, tendons or ligaments.
EMS for pain
As well as assisting in muscle recovery, EMS can also help with pain management. This is due to something known as the “gate control” theory of pain. This theory states that a non-painful stimulus – such as that which comes from an electrical current – can actually close the nerve “gates” that carry pain up through the spinal cord, all the way through to the brain. EMS can “interrupt” these pain messages that your body is sending, providing you with relief from pain without the use of drugs.
When you train with 20PerFit, our qualified trainers can design a workout that will address your rehabilitation requirements. We can help you to rebuild strength after an injury, targeting muscles that have weakened or atrophied, so that you can regain confidence in your ability to move, train and return to enjoying your regular lifestyle.
No matter your rehabilitation needs, 20PerFit can help you to find the perfect solution.