StimTec Target uses TENS and EMS. Nerve and Muscle Stimulator
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to stimulate the nerve endings in order to diminish pain and replace it with a tingling or massage-like sensation.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is predominantly used to prevent or reduce muscle atrophy. EMS also increases blood flow to muscles, increasing the range of motion, muscle strength and enhancing muscle endurance. EMS also provides pain management related to spastic muscle and sore or tight muscles.
TENS has been used by healthcare providers since the 1970’s. TENS been extensively researched and its pain reduction effectiveness well documented. EMS is a newer modality and research indicates it’s effectiveness in the above-mentioned areas.