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The emField is a non-invasive therapeutic device. The device produces a magnetic field that interacts with the tissues of the human body. Healthy human cells provide a highly efficient medium for conducting electromagnetic energy. Every cell and its membrane have an electrical charge, but when cells are damaged or become unhealthy, they lose much of their conductivity and their capacity for optimal function. Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are known to increase cellular energy and optimize cellular function. High Energy Inductive Therapy (HEIT) uses EMFs to activate the electrical chemistry of cells, to improve the function of damaged tissues.
In the United States of America, federal law restricts this device to use only under the order of a physician. This initial evaluation and assessment is performed by Dr. Barrett as part of the new patient intake. The emField is indicated for used for relaxation of muscle spasm, prevention or slowing of disuse atrophy, increasing local blood circulation, muscle re-education, and maintaining or increasing range of motion. It can be used in combination with other therapies offered at SEC as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
High Energy Inductive Therapy uses electromagnetic fields to penetrate cells, tissues, organs and bones, to reactivate the electrochemical function of cells and cell membranes. HEIT generates a magnetic field of up to 3 Tesla, about 600 times stronger than the field of a normal magnet, to stimulate healing of nerves, muscles and blood vessels. During HEIT therapy, the technician uses a non-invasive handheld device to deliver EMFs to the site of pain or dysfunction. The patient remains completely clothed, with no skin contact, and the procedure is completely pain-free. Depending on the patient’s condition, the clinician can opt for static or dynamic treatment.
Static and dynamic HEIT treatments may be combined, but static therapy for trigger points should precede dynamic therapy.
Percutaneous functional neuromodulation (PFN), also called peripheral neurostimulation (PNS), is a new methodology for pain management and muscle recruitment training.
After an injury, the brain creates suboptimal compensation patterns in muscles, in order to unload the damaged tissues. Once tissues are fully healed, efficient muscle activation patterns need to be retrained to restore optimal movement, which is one of the most challenging aspects of physical therapy.
PFN works by magnetically activating nerves to generate a biochemical reaction at the neuromuscular junction. This essentially rewires the nerve-muscle connection. PFN provides the best technology for retraining muscle activation patterns.