Flashcards in NMES TENS Deck (25)
What is the goal of NMES?
Stimulate alpha motor neurons
Why would you do NMES?
Retrain lost muscle function after injury/surgery. Decrease atrophy after immobilization
In NMES physiologic contractions are slow or fast twitch fibers recruited first?
What causes inhibition in NMES>?
What kind of firing is used in physiologic muscle contractions synchrony or asynchronous?
Does NMES causes fatigue?
Not usually because of the order of firing
In electrical muscle contractions what muscle fibers are recruited first?
What is the synchrony of firing in electrical muscle stim?
Synchrony (contraction continues until the stim is lost)
Is there fatigue seen in electoral stimulated muscle contrition ?
How does inhibition work with electrical muscle stim?
GTO is activated but overcome
What types of currents are used fro NMES?
Russian, biphasic pulsed, interferential
What is beps set at for NMES?
What does TENS enduce?
What are the most common waveform for TENS?
Biphasic, symmetrical, square or rectangular
For sensory level TENS what is the target?
What is the treatment time for sensory level TENS?
Is there a duty cycle with TENS?
What fibers are the target for noxious lever TENS?
TENS is set to patient_____?
Acupuncture like more targets what?
A beta fibers
Motor level TENS in burst mode is used to target what?
In noxious tens how many miliseconds is required?
What is the limit on machines for nox tens?
What is the treatment time for nox tens?
30 seconds per point, 8-10 point per session