Contraindications

  • Acute infarction during the last 6 weeks

  • High severity heart valve defects

  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

  • Acute myocarditis

  • Unstable coronary heart disease

  • Heart failure severity grade NYHA IV

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Heart conditions

Acute infarction during the last 6 weeks High severity heart valve defects Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) Acute myocarditis Unstable coronary heart disease Heart failure severity grade NYHA IV
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Severe arterial circulatory disorders

We deem severe arterial circulatory disorders (e.g. gangrene of the feet in diabetics, ‘smoker’s leg’) to be contraindications. This is because EMS training increases muscle tone of even the indirectly affected muscles and can therefore lead to an imbalance between oxygen supply and oxygen demand in under supplied tissue regions. Under certain circumstances, this could lead to a general deterioration of the overall condition. Tip: If you want to do training, then please consult with your doctor and submit a letter of consent.
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Cancer

EMS training leads to a general increase in metabolism. It seems possible that this acceleration could lead to increased cancerous growth. There are no available scientific studies. Training should only be carried out if expressly requested and upon submission of a letter of consent and, wherever possible, after consultation with your doctor.
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Acute febrile illnesses

Of course, EMS training should be avoided under these circumstances.
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Haemophilia

There are various forms of haemophilia. However, all of them involve the lack of one or more blood clotting factors. In some circumstances, over straining yourself can induce bleeding. We do not want to be responsible for this. Scientific studies on this subject, however, are not available. Tip: If you want to do training, then please consult with your doctor.
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Pregnancy

We believe pregnancy to be a contraindication for EMS training. However, after giving birth, EMS is the perfect tool to easily and quickly get the body back into shape.
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Selected neurological conditions

There have been no scientific studies carried out on the neurological conditions named here. Training is at your own risk. Multiple sclerosis Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Parkinson’s Epilepsy Spastic paraplegia
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