Electrical stimulation is a treatment method that sends electrical impulses to your muscles to generate movement. When integrated into your recovery regimen, e-stim can enhance your routine through muscle strengthening, spasticity reduction, and task practice to help you see results faster. Pairing your rehab devices with an e-stim unit helps to maximize your time and get more out of your recovery.
There are several types of e-stim that can benefit your recovery based on your needs. Follow this quick guide to decide which e-stim unit aligns with your symptoms to help you recover faster!
NMES is generation of a muscle contraction by the electrical stimulation, resulting in the movement of a joint. The SaeboStim One is an e-stim unit that is great for managing shoulder subluxation, improving arm/hand strength, and for for working on ankle and foot weakness associated with foot drop.
SES is a low-level stimulation that excites the sensory system. Those using an SES device, such as the SaeboStim Micro, can expect to see that no muscle contraction occurs, however, that doesn’t mean it’s not working (in fact, that’s the point!). The SaeboStim Micro gives your arm some much needed stimulation and is great to use while at rest; for example, while sitting back and watching your favorite TV show.
The SaeboStim Spa is an SES e-stim unit designed to help restore movement and manage nerve damage in the feet. This neuropathy foot bath/spa provides extremely safe, low-level electrical stimulation designed to improve sensation, reduce spasticity, improve ease of walking, and decrease pain in the foot.
Pairs well with: SaeboStep
FES is the use of NMES to promote a functional activity such as grasping a utensil for feeding or reaching for a door handle.
TENS is used for pain relief by helping to prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. No muscle contraction occurs, and a tingling sensation is felt.
The SaeboStim Pro is an advanced NMES e-stim unit that incorporates FES, TENS and SES by adding the Sensory Electrical Stimulation (SES) Accessory Kit. Simply put – it can incorporate multiple types of e-stim based on your needs!
Each of the e-stim units above are beneficial on their own and/or in addition to the recommended product pairings. Please be advised that it is important to consult your clinician before purchasing an e-stim unit to aid in your recovery. There are some users that may not be suited for electrical stimulation. If you fall under one of the categories outlined below please consult your clinician to determine if e-stim is safe for you:
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