A test in which a small electrical charge is applied to a muscle via a needle to determine the level of muscle responsiveness.
Provides a situation whereby there is an electrical generation of action potentials, giving rise to therapeutically significant physiological responses e.g. increased muscle strength, stmulated lymph and blood flow, analgesia, kinaesthetic awareness and autonomic nervous system responses.
Using a small vaginal probe to pass tiny, painless electrical messages through the muscles of your pelvic floor, helping to increase their strength.
Afferent delivery through an intravaginal or intrarectal sensor to branches of the pudendal nerve; indications: To assist in identifying the pelvic floor muscles in order to strengthen and/or to relax the muscles Used for patients who cannot produce a proper contraction of the pelvic floor muscles Used to treat stress incontinence, urge incontinence, pelvic pain, urinary and/or bowel retention
Use of electrical currents applied to the body to bring about healing. Some devices used to reduce pain are called transelectrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, instruments. Some physicians utilize computerized TENS type devices that deliver minute electrical impulses through the skin in response to electrical currents received from injured cells of the body. These instruments are used to treat all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries.
Similar to the stimulation used for back pain, it uses a mild electrical current to recondition muscles and nerves of the pelvic core. A tampon-sized stimulator is inserted which stimulates the muscles and nerves. During daily 15- or 30-minute sessions, you learn to do Kegels and contract along with the electrical stimulation. Sessions taper off as symptoms improve.
A type of treatment during which a small instrument is placed into the vagina that delivers a tiny electrical pulse, exercising the pelvic muscles for you. This exercise helps make them stronger and more effective at stopping urine flow.
A treatment that is an application of an electric current or impulse to the pelvic floor muscles and bladder to cause a muscle contraction. This treatment is used in people who have nerve damage to the bladder or pelvis.
In order to induce a direct therapeutic response to the pelvic floor muscles and nerves, electrical current is used to stimulate or inhibit them.
Electrical stimulation is a technique in which a small electrical charge is applied to a muscle to counteract spasticity or another stimulus. Electrical stimulation can also be used to test reflexes or muscle activity.
Pelvic floor electrical stimulation is the use of electrical current that causes the pelvic muscle to contract. Through the use of internal probes or skin sensors an electrical current is sent to the pelvic muscle causing a muscle contraction. This can be useful in that the stimulation provides a passive contraction with increased awareness of pelvic muscle contractions.
The use of small doses of electric current to strengthen the pelvic muscles to reduce both stress and urge incontinence. Electrodes are temporarily placed in the vagina or rectum to stimulate nearby muscles. This treatment can stabilize overactive muscles and stimulate contraction of urethral muscles.
Types of treatments that: Can help to increase a patientâ€(tm)s awareness that they have a muscle that should be contracting May give added support and help strengthen the muscles in an afflicted limb for patients who have the ability to contract a muscle but canâ€(tm)t maintain a contraction Stimulate the nerves and the nerve endings, allowing them to begin firing and possibly regenerate There are twoÂ types of electronic stimulation: TENS unit helps with pain NMES unit helps with re-education and strengthening
A modality or form of treatment used in physical therapy utilizing various frequencies and wave forms of electrical current having therapeutic effects on the nervous and musculolskeletal system.
The use of electrical stimulation in the treatment of muscle spasticity and tendon contracture associated with cerebral palsy has been used by a number of clinicians over many years. The desired effects of electrical stimulation were increased muscle strength and greater mobility of restricted joint motion.