Sports physiotherapists: have you tried electrostimulation
Very common in gyms and physiotherapy practices, electrostimulation logically meets all the requirements for being. The solution for sports physiotherapists. Specialised physiotherapists whose skills are increasingly in demand by professional and amateur sportsmen and women, beginners or experienced.
To meet the specific needs of this demanding clientele, sports physiotherapists must invest in specialised, state-of-the-art equipment. A modern, high-performance electrostimulation solution is now clearly part of the essential toolkit of a good sports physiotherapist. Today we explain why.
Electrostimulation: popular with athletes
Electrostimulation is not a new technology. However, thanks to major technological developments, electrostimulation is now adapted to a much wider range of needs and is therefore attracting more and more users. Among them, we find sportsmen and women of all levels, from the professional and world-renowned athlete to the amateur sportsman or woman who mainly wants to maintain his or her physical condition. Profiles with very different needs, but all of them can be found in the sports physiotherapist.
The latter will use the action of electrodes which, spread over the whole body or target areas, will transmit sequential impulses. In this way, the muscles contract and the intensity of the exercise is increased while remaining 100% personalised. Greater stimulation, more adapted muscle tension and, in short, better results for the patient, who also preserves their joints, tendons and ligaments.
Electrostimulation: use by sports physiotherapists
In order to respond to the personalised needs of each patient, sports physiotherapists must offer them adapted treatments and solutions. The interest of electrostimulation lies precisely in the fact that it allows a wide range of uses and is useful at all stages of an athlete’s treatment protocol, whether to relieve pain, treat an injury, re-educate motor functions and prevent relapses.
When an injured athlete goes to a physiotherapist, his first request will be to relieve pain during convalescence and then (very quickly!) to reduce recovery time to allow the resumption of physical activity as soon as possible. The analgesic effect of muscular electrostimulation will play this analgesic role and will reduce inflammation to speed up recovery.
In the second phase, the aim is to re-educate the patient so that he or she can fully recover from the injury and return to normal physical activity without risk. This is the main activity of the sports physiotherapist. Able to offer a wide range of electrical stimulation in terms of both frequency and amplitude, muscle electrostimulation produces the right type of current to achieve the exact sequential pulse to generate a motor response. Combined with the expertise of the sports physiotherapist, it causes a sequential type of pulse that works first the agonist and then the antagonist muscle to optimise the re-athletisation and rehabilitation process.
Finally, in a third phase, and more broadly throughout an athlete’s life, electrostimulation will allow us to accompany them in their recovery and injury prevention. The higher the level, the more essential this element will be for the success and development of an athlete. On this point, muscular electrostimulation will help in particular to alleviate pain, to recover better and be able to continue with the efforts.
reduce the impact on joints, which are often sensitive in non-weight-bearing sports (running, tennis, football, etc.).
improve blood circulation and metabolism, thus better oxygenating muscles and vital organs.
reduce stress, an important factor in injuries in athletes who are very prone to them.
Correct back posture, an indirect cause of many injuries.
Electrostimulation: a solution adapted to physiotherapists’ surgeries
The technical advances in muscular electrostimulation are not limited to the benefits for patients. The aim is also to make it a modern solution, adapted to the functioning of the spaces where it is used, such as gyms, beauty salons, health centres and, of course, physiotherapy practices.
Today, the most advanced electrostimulation devices on the market work with wireless technology (with a range of up to 100 metres!) and with no limit to the number of users. This means that physiotherapists can accommodate and monitor several patients simultaneously, allowing them to work semi-autonomously. It is an excellent way to make the most of the investment, the space of the practice and the time of the professional without altering the quality of patient care.
The i-motion electrostimulator, world leader in wireless muscle electrostimulation, integrates these different functions. It also offers several preset programmes perfectly adapted to the needs of sports physiotherapists, such as the following programmes:
Contractures: to reduce pain linked to contractures.
Metabolic: to concentrate the work more deeply and intensely.
Relaxation: for its analgesic effect and to punctuate the training with a low chronaxia.
Endurance: to improve resistance to muscle fatigue.
In addition, there are six fully configurable expert programmes. Designed for health professionals and in particular for sports physiotherapists, these programmes will allow you to adjust the intensity and frequency of the electrical impulses sent to the needs of each patient.
If you are interested in this revolutionary muscle electrostimulation solution for your practice, do not hesitate to contact the i-motion team and request a free demonstration here: