Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation FAQs

Muscle atrophy and abnormal muscle movement are prevalent for pets who suffered an injury or are recuperating from surgery. These conditions can hinder the range of movement in pets and can eventually lead to complete immobilization. The most viable treatment for pets suffering from muscle-related conditions is neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

Originally, this treatment technique was devised to treat human orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. However, this treatment is used in animal rehabilitation for optimal results. If your pet is struggling with muscle atrophy or abnormal muscle movement, contact our team at Valley Animal Rehabilitation. We will carefully assess the safest and effective level of electrical stimulation for your pet's condition.

What Is Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation?

This treatment is the administration of electrical impulses to induce the contraction of muscles. Electric currents are exerted distinctively over definite motor points to contract distinctive muscles without subjecting strain or stress on the pet's joints. It's often employed as the first measure of animal rehabilitation due to its safety, efficacy, and painlessness.

How Does Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Work?

The duration of this animal rehabilitation therapy and the frequency of sessions depends on your pet's size, weight, the magnitude of surgery and injury, and the extent of neurological muscle damage. Our certified therapist will apply a gel before exerting adhesive electric impulses on the skin near the affected muscle.

Through the use of a minor, hand-held device, the practitioner causes the muscles to contract. The current will last for a short duration and will gradually decrease in intensity, propagating the muscle to relax. The current will alternate in intensity during the entire session, prompting muscles to alternate between contracting and relaxing. Upon completing the therapy session, we will eliminate the electronic impulses and clear the gel by using a warm washcloth

What Are the Benefits of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Pets?

There are many benefits of electrical stimulation, depending on the pet's condition. Electric stimulation can help pets by:

  • suppressing inflammation
  • Aggravating blood circulation
  • Increasing muscle strength
  • Maintaining joint mobility and motion range
  • Relieving pain in pets

Contact Us for Rehab for Pets in Montclair 

Are you looking for an alternative way for your pet to regain its strength and mobility? Our professional staff at Valley Animal Rehabilitation is ready to help. Our animal rehabilitation specialists are ready to offer quality pet care to restore the health and well-being of your animal. Contact us today to schedule your pet's first consultation or to learn more about how we can help.


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