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What Are The Consequences Of Muscle Stimulation Therapy
Increased Strength: If the muscles are stimulated, by most any means, then they will become stronger, have more power and enable that muscle to do what it is supposed to do. If all muscles become stronger, then they will act in concert to give better function, mobility and performance. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I was wondering is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment the same?
No: Electrical Stimulation is just that an electric current that discharges rapidly into the skin and muscles to release natural endorphins and sensations to relieve pain. Short Wave Diathermy is a type of microwave beam that heats the tissue below the surface of the skin to help bring collateral blood flow to heal tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brand Named School: Myopractic is a trademarked brand named massage therapy school. It utilizes the standard forms of massage therapy with their own twist on techniques and tools. They also advocate the use of complementary therapies to the massage therapy, such as certain air cleaners, relaxation techniques, brainwave technology, etc. A physical therapist or massage therapist may use many of the same techniques. ...Read more
If my nerve was severed and I recieved therapy but it didn't work, why would the muscle be atrophied?
It is no longer used: If the nerve is severed, it is no longer sending signals to the muscle to contract. Without these signals, the muscle shrinks in size (atrophies) from non use. Therapy may help train other nerves to take over and muscle stim. Units in therapy may help keep the muscle from atrophying during this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deeper than Swedish: Pfrimmer is a type of massage therapy similar to swedish massage, but deeper. It is used to treat inflammatory and circulatory problems - theoreticaly helping to mobilize the fluids that collect locally with these conditions, and correct cellular damage. Massage can be a wonderful way to help with muscle and connective tissue problems...See your dr to see if it is appropriate for you. ...Read more
Why does manual release therapy whereby a therpist holds and presses a muscle for a long time work to release muscles reducing pain/dysfunction?
Stretch scar tissue: Muscles are encased in a tissue envelop called "fascia" . When a muscle injury or strain has occurred the fascia which is normal flexile/stretchable like the muscle becomes stiffer. Manual release attempts to stretch out the scarred tissue around the muscle (and within it as well) allow the muscle to work more normally and ofen with less pain. ...Read more
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