Electronic Muscle Stimulation/Nerve Stimulation (EMS)

What is Electronic Muscle Stimulation/Nerve Stimulation?

As the name suggests, this therapy uses electrical energy to stimulate nerves and/or muscles depending on the required treatment. The electrical energy causes muscles to contract so it can help rebuild areas that may be weakened by wasting. EMS can also aid in pain relief as it can stimulate nerve regeneration and repair.

How do we use Electronic Muscle Stimulation/Nerve Stimulation?

We use machines that can be applied to very specific areas. The difference in therapies is worth noting, though our vets will tell you which is appropriate for your pet. The Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machine stimulates nerves which aids pain relief, whereas EMS equipment stimulates muscles for rebuilding and rehabilitation of injuries. This can often be useful for lame animals who can’t weight bear on their limbs thus building strength up again.

Be Referred

We would love to be able to get your pet back on their feet. We don’t require a referral from your vet for your pet to receive treatment with us. We will contact your first opinion vet for a history and any X-rays etc. You just need to turn up with your ‘fur baby’ – and both relax! We have made Physio-Vet, as unlike a normal vets as possible. We don’t have examination tables, we have comfortable mats, so that we are down at your ‘fur baby’s’ level, to reassure them whilst they are examined and initial appointments aren’t rushed either, as we allow a full hour for it. So, please rest assured your ‘fur baby’ is in good, caring hands!
To make an appointment, please call 01270 586008 or email us on info@physio-vet.co.uk