Training with a diagnosed disability

Patients with heart failure

Patients with impaired cardiac functioning are ideal candidates for training using the Easy Motion Skin®. For comparison, see the extensive studies from the North Rhine-Westphalia Heart Centre; Fritzsche, van Buuren. To improve metabolism, the methods used in conventional training regimens would put too much strain on people suffering from heart failure, which is why these participants were the ones who benefited the most from EMS training since they could reap the benefits without over-exerting themselves.
Tip: Be aware of the associated contraindications!

Patients with infarction

Patients suffering from infarction will benefit from regular EMS training. Studies carried out by the North Rhine-Westphalia Heart Centre have proved its effectiveness. Specifically, this training only enables an effective metabolism through heightened exertion.
Tip: Be aware of the associated contraindications!

Patients with pacemakers/defibrillators

Even today, some patients with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators are being deemed as unsuitable for therapy by EMS trainers themselves but they are incorrect.
The range of indications for which a device should be implanted such as pacemakers, biventricular devices or AICDs has expanded to a large extent meaning that there are many more patients with cardiac insufficiency who can benefit from this form of training who would otherwise have been ruled out.
Current expert opinion is that EMS training is not dangerous for wearers of pacemakers and other devices. This is due to the type and duration of the pulses created by Easy Motion Skin®, which are not detected as ventricular fibrillation and thus will not cause a shock. They also do not interfere with the functioning of pacemakers or biventricular devices. This opinion can be supported by the fact that many patients with such devices have recently taken part in EMS training under clinically controlled conditions and upon submission of a written letter of consent. There was not a single case of a device worn by patients malfunctioning.
Well-known manufacturers such as Medtronik® and Boston Scientific® are currently working on a declaration to have the use of EMS training on people wearing these devices officially approved.
Tip: According to the latest findings, EMS training is harmless for people wearing pacemakers and other such devices. There are currently no official, legally-binding declarations from the manufacturers but they are expected soon. If you are unsure, wait a little before you make a decision.

13/01/2017

EMS Training with cardiac insufficiency

Patients with heart failure Patients with impaired cardiac functioning are ideal candidates for training using the Easy Motion Skin®. For comparison, see the extensive studies from the North Rhine-Westphalia Heart Centre; Fritzsche, van Buuren. To improve metabolism, the methods used in conventional training regimens would put too much strain on people suffering from heart failure, which is why these participants were the ones who benefited the most from EMS training since they could reap the benefits without over-exerting themselves. Tip: Be aware of the associated contraindications! Patients with infarction Patients suffering from infarction will benefit from regular EMS training. Studies carried out by the North Rhine-Westphalia Heart Centre have proved its effectiveness. Specifically, this training only enables an effective metabolism through heightened exertion. Tip: Be aware of the associated contraindications! Patients with pacemakers/defibrillators Even today, some patients with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators are being deemed as unsuitable for therapy by […]
13/01/2017

EMS Training when obese

Conducting training with obese patients is incorrectly seen as counter-indicative. The reason given is that the voltage of the EMS device would have to be turned up very high to effect the muscles underneath the subcutaneous fat (input resistance) and that this would cause skin irritation. We have gathered information on obese patients in over 4000 training sessions and there was not a single case of skin irritation. In any case, the intensity at which severely obese people are able to train is much lower than that of people with normal weights. The danger of skin damage is non-existent since the voltage/amperage parameters of the Easy Motion Skin® are restricted due to legislation from medicinal product laws and the MedGV guidelines.
13/01/2017

EMS Training with pacemakers and defibrillators

Today, patients with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators are being deemed as unsuitable for EMS-therapy or EMS-training. The range of indications for which a device should be implanted such as pacemakers, biventricular devices or AICDs has expanded to a large extent meaning that there are many more patients with cardiac insufficiency who can benefit from this form of training who would otherwise have been ruled out. The current expert opinion tends to enable EMS-training for aggregate carriers. This is due to the type and duration of the pulses created by Easy Motion Skin®, which are not detected as ventricular fibrillation and thus will not cause a shock. They also do not interfere with the functioning of pacemakers or biventricular devices. This opinion can be supported by the fact that many patients with such devices have taken part in EMS training under clinically controlled conditions and upon submission of a written letter […]
13/01/2017

EMS Training with diabetes mellitus

The training of unstable type I diabetics with recurrent shock states in their medical history should be avoided until a stable metabolic condition has been reached. The situation is quite different for stable type II diabetics (widespread disease). We have more than 4000 training sessions at the North Rhine-Westphalia Heart and Diabetes Centre to look to. Patients suffering from this condition benefit greatly from EMS training. Glucose utilization in the muscles is increased as well as basic metabolic rate and mental acuity. After 20 minutes training, blood sugar levels drop significantly. This should be measured before and after training ( testing strips – most patients measure their own levels), the trainee should be aware of it and eat an apple or some bread after training. Therapy doesn’t get much easier than this.
13/01/2017

Progressive muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy and progressive muscular dystrophy (Dystrophia musculorum progressiva), are a group of inherited diseases that result in weakness and the wasting away of muscles. This degeneration of the muscles can sometimes make EMS training unsuitable
13/01/2017

EMS Training with obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Tests run on patients with cardiac insufficiency (Fritzsche, van Buuren; North Rhine-Westphalia Heart Centre, Bad Oeynhausen, 2010 and 2012) produced interesting results in that lung function often improved in the patients. This was due to the significant improvement in expiratory capacity, which was caused by the training of the respiratory muscles, especially the intercostal muscles. Patients were better able to expel air which is a decisive improvement for those suffering from obstructive pulmonary conditions.
13/01/2017

EMS Training with osteoporosis

In a prospective, randomised study, 30 patients with osteoporosis were led through systematic training over 4 months. Group A (n=10) did the ‘back school’ training programme, Group B (n=10) did normal device training and Group C (n=10) only took part in whole body EMS training. Concomitant medication was not altered during the training. At the end of the experiment, there were improvements in bone density measurement and physical capacity (initial examination – original investigation), but only group C (EMS training) exceeded the threshold of significance. Source: Th. Walluseck, Diplomarbeit an der Deutschen Hochschule für Körperkultur und Sport; DHfK, Leipzig, 2009; in Zusammenarbeit mit MedandSports; www.medandsports.de.
13/01/2017

EMS Training for back pain (lumbar spine) and neck pain (cervical spine)

The elimination of excruciating pain (cervical and lumbar syndromes) is certainly one of the main objectives to be set out at the beginning of EMS training. Easy Motion Skin® is ideally suited to achieving this goal in the shortest time possible due to its unique arrangement of electrodes. This is done by strategically building up the low-lying intervertebral muscles. Targeted training stabilises the spine, repositions the vertebrae in line with each other and thus leads to a decrease in mechanical irritation of the intervertebral foramen (foramina intervertebralie), which is where the segmental nerve fibres originate. Whole body EMS training for back pain (Boeckh-Behrens, W.-U., Grützmacher, N., Sebelefsky, J.; Universität Bayreuth, 2002) Goal of the study The objective of the study was to find out the effects of complex EMS training on people suffering from back pain. Results 88.7% of subjects noticed a reduction in back pain, 38.8% of which experienced […]
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