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Electrical stimulation can effectively increase blood flow

“Physiotherapy is a healthcare discipline that offers a non-pharmacological alternative therapy to alleviate symptoms of many diseases, both acute and chronic, with therapeutic exercises or the application of heat, cold, light, water or which manual techniques as the massage”.

If we consider that the main objective of physiotherapists is to facilitate the development, maintenance and the maximum functionality recovery and mobility of the individual throughout his life, then, we can understand their relationship with the electro-stimulation.

This technique has been described as an adjuvant method for different pathologies to be treated by the hands of physiotherapy, as injury recovery or to effectively increase the local blood flow.

Throughout this post, we will tell you how.

Can we increase our blood flow with electrostimulation?

The response could not be other than a resounding Yes. Blood flow the flow of blood through blood vessels around the body and heart. Blood with oxygen enters the heart from the lungs, spreading throughout the body, and returns to penetrate the heart to perform the same process. This is the process of blood circulation.

Poor circulation in the legs and feet is a common problem among people, especially the elderly. Feet swell, become cold and feel a tingling sensation. Circulation problems affect a large number of people, and among all the advice given throughout history for its improvement, electrostimulation has been placed as a technique particularly suitable to achieve this.

Massage and electrical stimulation: a perfect combination

Electrostimulation focus on the local blood flow and the lymph. It’s a kind of massage performed by specialized equipments that manage to manipulate tissues to cause effects on the nervous and muscular system.

Thanks to sequential electrostimulation impulses, physiotherapists help to relax tension, the muscle spasm and to stimulate the blood flow of their patients. The massages and stimulation with these equipments create a perfect combination of treatments for best results.

Electrostimulation has a great history behind in recovering from injuries

More than 100 years ago this technique began to apply analytical and therapeutic purposes (recovery from injury, muscle imbalances, etc.). So, physiotherapy has included it as part of their tools to deal with muscle problems such as contractures, sarcopenia, or of any other kind.

And not only that, but that over the years electrical stimulation has shown that it can also be ideal for rehabilitation in terms of:

  • Fibromyalgia, to relieve the pain.
  • Multiple sclerosis, to relieve the pain and improve stability, among others.
  • Postpartum, after 3 or 4 months.
  • Increased muscle mass and tone recovery

There is a growing number of physical therapy centers that acquire knowledge about this technique to specialize in it. There are some basic rules to help patients with pain, like knowing the exercises, go slowly with an initiative training and with lower frequencies.

In addition, it is important to hire a physical therapist that have a detailed knowledge on the EMS equipment, he/she will be responsible for interpreting the evolution of their patients and continue until the expected improvements.

Quick conclusion about electrostimulation in physiotherapy

To end this post, we just want to make one thing clear. The use of electrostimulation as a technique for the recovery and improvement of blood flow, included in the physiotherapy services, is something more and more common.

“Improving the activation of muscle fibers and the rapid muscular hypertrophy that it produces has make these devices to be used as a star object in the different physiotherapeutic services.”

And all thanks to quality sequential impulses. Get them with an electric muscle stimulator at

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