Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Neuromuscular Electrical stimulation (NMES) is a training technique that has helped many elite athletes perform at the top of their game for years. It has now become much more accessible and is proving as beneficial within the general population as it is within the sporting world.

NMES uses electrical current to stimulate nerve tissues to help generate muscle contractions. This technology can be effectively utilised during a treatment/exercise plan for a number of benefits, including, increased muscle size/strength, improved recovery and increased endurance.

It can effectively counter the negative effects of inactivity and disuse within the musculoskeletal system which is incredibly beneficial for post-operative patients and elderly/deconditioned individuals. It allows significant strength improvements without the need for high load and resistance training which isn’t always suitable.

If you are interested in experiencing the benefits that NMES can offer and are keen to integrate its use into part of your training or recovery process, please feel free to enquire and our therapists can help you achieve your true potential.

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BBC Sport, Former Italian International

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Heaton Harriers

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2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder

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