Electric Muscle Stimulation: How does it work?
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a tool used in chiropractic practices to contract muscles through electrical waves.
But how does it work, exactly?
A machine creates an electrical current which is sent through wires that are connected to adhesive patches. Placement of the adhesive patches is determined by the chiropractor based on the client’s needs. Once the patches are properly placed, the current is sent to the muscle tissue, creating a response from the body’s sensory and motor systems.
While EMS is relatively new, it is gaining popularity! There are many uses including strength training, rehabilitation, testing neural and muscular function, pain relief, and muscle re-education. Since technology is a fast-moving innovation, compact EMS machines are available for home use and can be easily managed by the client.
The next time you are in need, ask your chiropractor about EMS and see if it is the right course of treatment for you!
Author: Jessica Carder, Creative Consulting 2018
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. Allowing a full 360 degrees of motion on multiple planes. This allows the shoulder to be one of the most functional part of the body, but this comes at a price. Since the shoulder moves so freely it is also the least stable joint. Damaging the joint through injury, or wear that occurs over time, restricts your ability to function. Try these tips to protect the shoulder from injury.
Did you know that Chiropractic care is a way to heal the whole body naturally? Regular Chiropractic adjustments help improve the circulation to one’s body and decreases hypertension. Hypertension can be cause of headaches and high blood pressure. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help with tension headaches, mental clarity, and increased immunity. Tension headaches are caused when our nerves are pressed against the spine due to misalignment. The chiropractic adjustment allows those nerves to loosen and the spine to be in proper alignment and the blood to flow more freely through the arteries. The neck is where most people carry there stress, regular chiropractic adjustments reduces stress headaches and tension from the stress. Mental fogginess goes away because the blood is able to flow more freely after the spine is correctly aligned. Who couldn't use better mental clarity due to a chiropractic adjustment? Regular chiropractic adjustments can improve the quality of life that one is living through whole body wellness. Healing starts with the spine.
Chiropractic is proven to work effectively against musculoskeletal pain. Is the pain you’re experiencing musculoskeletal? If so, what causes it?
Sleep is the foundation for your body to function correctly throughout the day. Just by sleeping the required number of hours each night can greatly improve your chances to live a long and healthy life. Not being able to sleep, or bad sleeping habits, can lead to downturns in your mood, weight gain, heart problems. Plus, no one wants to experience that hazy tired feeling constantly. What can you do to help your body get to sleep, and stay asleep through the night?
Foam rolling began with only top tier athletes looking to get an edge on the competition but has quickly grown to the consumer market. Since then it has become a daily routine for people who want to live free of muscle soreness and tightness.
We all tell ourselves that we are going to start stretching every morning to start the day, but then we never do. Then we slump over in our chairs all day at work, our backs hurt at night, and other problems. These symptoms are caused by our bad posture and we can help our posture by doing these daily stretches.
I believe there are some preconceived notions about chiropractic care that prevent people from receiving the benefits of it, that will improve their quality of life if they are living with pain. We don’t want these things to stop you from coming and getting relief for your pain, so we are going to do our best to dispel some of the myths surrounding chiropractic care.
The Surprising Ways Massage Heals
There are many people that believe massage is an indulgence, but it can really be a powerful tool for health and wellness (aka, WellnessPlus!). There are practical benefits to massage and it goes further than just a relaxing treatment. Massage therapy can reduce stress and physiological tension built up in one’s body. Anxiety and stress have been known to connect to memory loss, depression, stomach ulcers, muscle knots, and other unhealthy factors. When you get a massage, you have an opportunity to release your mind, relax, and let go for an hour or so.
Despite the reputation as ‘self-indulgent’, massage and massage therapy is becoming a more popular treatment for a variety of pains. Massage therapy interrupts those stress inducing factors and your massage therapist helps your body heal. Massaging hurt muscles increases elasticity and speeds up the healing process when it comes to any major muscle related injury! It’s a great way to get treatment aside from ‘popping a pill’ or depending on a prescription.
Did you know that Americans currently set up more than 114 million appointments to massage therapists a year, and therapists are the second most alternative treatment to pain behind chiropractors? Fortunately, our team at WellnessPlus offers both chiropractic care and massage therapy!
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Our feet are important. They have 33 different joints and more than 100 muscles to support our walk through life. Good health starts at our feet. We want correct posture to prevent aches and pains that plague us when we do not support our arches.
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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