Coastal Orthopedics Blog

What is Electrical Muscle Stimulation (ESTIM)? (Uses and Benefits)

If you’ve ever visited a physical therapist to rehabilitate a soft tissue injury, it’s possible you’ve experienced a form of electrical muscle stimulation, or e-stim therapy (also referred to as EMS, electromyostimulation or neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and NMES). Another form of e-stim therapy called TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) works on nerves rather than muscles.

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