It’s important to start training as soon as possible after a stroke.
Electrical muscle stimulation can be used to train up mobility and strength, but it is also an important tool for reducing spasticity. Spasticity is a condition with significantly increased muscular tension in the body or one part of it.
Impaired hand and foot function are common problems. Electrical muscle stimulation can be used to prevent complications such as impaired mobility in the joint, pain, swelling and reduced circulation. Activating arms and legs leads to reduced spasticity.
Electrical muscle stimulation is an internationally well-established clinical physiotherapy treatment in fields like neurology. The method is simple, and you can do it at home after receiving instructions from your physiotherapist.
Electrical muscle stimulation sends impulses to the nerves of the muscle and creates contractions like those in conscious exercise. The placement of the electrodes is important. Both electrodes in an electrode pair must be placed on the muscle you want to train.
Recommended treatment time: 5–30 minutes, 1–3 times a day, 3–7 times a week. Increase this gradually.
Note: People with pacemakers must not receive TENS treatment.
Recommended unit for effective treatment of the above condition: Cefar Step 2