Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. There are many types of this treatment modality however only two are used here at Ascension Sports Therapy - TENS & EMS. PowerDot is the World's first Smart Electrical Muscle Stimulator and is the electrotherapy device used at the clinic.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a system within a wireless and portable device that comes with electrodes and pods that you apply directly to your pain points. Once installed on the skin (non-invasive), you will feel pulses and tingling sensations on that particular area.
TENS is a revolutionary way of relieving pain. The electrical pulses supply stimulation to the sensory nerves to provide relief in the affected area(s). These pulses block the pain signals that travel through the brain and spinal cord, helping soothe any discomfort by relaxing your muscles.
An Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) machine uses electrical signals and different Hertz levels to stimulate the muscle fibers, forcing a contraction. These contractions increase blood flow and the distribution of nutrients, helping you recover faster and prevent injuries. EMS is also best paired with training programs to enhance your performance.