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Love your Body – and all its Moving Parts

Get some muscle stimulation this month

Your body is loved by your lover, but is it loved by you? We tend to be our biggest critics about our bodies, when what we should be doing is being our biggest cheerleaders! This Valentine’s Day, we are challenging you to achieve self-gratification by loving yourself first, because as Leo Buscaglia aka “Dr. Love” used to say, “to love others you must first love yourself”.

Your body is the temple you will live in the rest of your life, so it’s essential to take care of your moving parts. We know that keeping your body moving is not always easy, especially when there’s aches and pains that co-exist. However, there are solutions that can help stimulate your muscles and get you moving quicker!

There’s a new therapy known as Electro Neuro Muscular Therapy (ENMT) that combines electrical muscle stimulation with an orthopedic expert administered protocol to reduce pain, recover from injury, or prevent injuries from occurring. For those working long hours, it’s common to accidentally incur in repetitive motions or have bad posture. These habits could put you at risk for injury, but with a therapy such as ENMT, therapists can reeducate muscles to restore proper mechanics and help prevent those injuries. For weekend warriors and sports enthusiasts, ENMT can also be used as a post-exercise recovery tool. *

At the core of ENMT is an FDA-certified electric muscle stimulator. By working in different frequencies, this device targets slow twitch and fast twitch muscles, improving blood flow rich in nutrients without injuring your joints.

With a prescription and under the supervision of an OrthoNOW clinician, ENMT can provide:

  • Relaxation of muscle spasms;
  • Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy;
  • Increase of local blood circulation;
  • Muscle re-education;
  • Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis;
  • Maintaining or increasing range of motion.

This therapy is distinct from transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), in which an electric current is used for pain therapy.  Also, the FDA specifically rejects certification of any device that claim to help you lose weight.

Living a healthy life means loving yourself enough to live it to the fullest. Remember that resolution you made on New Year’s Day? Love your body enough to maintain it!

This Valentine’s Day, consider ENMT as a way of showing love to your moving parts. After all, your heart shouldn’t be the only thing being stimulated! Schedule an ENMT evaluation at OrthoNOW today and start the very much deserved love affair with yourself.  We keep you moving.

Sources:
*  Maffiuletti, Nicola A.; Minetto, Marco A.; Farina, Dario; Bottinelli, Roberto (2011).
“Electrical stimulation for neuromuscular testing and training: State-of-the art and unresolved issues”.
European Journal of Applied Physiology. 111 (10): 2391–7.
doi: 10.1007 / s00 421-011-2133-7.
PMID 21866361.