Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) is the application of an electrical stimulus for use in muscle rehabilitation. An electrical stimulus is passed from the device to an electrode that is placed on the skin over the motor point of a targeted muscle or muscle group. This stimulation results in a muscle contraction. By assisting patients to fully contract a muscle or muscle group, NMES can move a patient more quickly towards normal function and the resumption of their normal activities.