The elicitation of muscle contraction using electrical impulses.

The primary use is to help prevent muscle atrophy or muscle wasting and to help re-educate muscles due to disuse atrophy. NMES is known to increase blood flow to muscles, range of motion, and muscle strength as well as muscle endurance.

Possible diagnosis for NMES:

  • Prevent or impede disuse atrophy
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Increase circulation
  • Re-educate muscles
  • Increase range of motion
  • Help decrease and relax muscle spasms