According to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, eleven million Canadians over the age of 12 deal with musculoskeletal problems every year. People are also being referred to physiotherapists for a host of other reasons, which shows that physiotherapists can treat the whole body and the whole person. Here are just a few of the objectives that these health professionals can help us achieve: relieve pain; improve movement or agility; recover after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery; manage a chronic illness like arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease.
In addition to exercise prescription and manipulative therapy, physiotherapists may use devices to assist in treatment, such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser, etc. PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) is one tool that is quickly gaining popularity worldwide as an adjunct to traditional physical therapy.
The devices we recommend, the Omnium 1 and the iMRS, which emit low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (between 0.5 and 30Hz), in the range of the Earth’s own magnetic field and in the window that is beneficial to all living organisms. This electromagnetism is essential to our health, as was discovered when the first astronauts came back from space suffering from serious conditions after being away from the Earth’s magnetic field for less than two hours.
Physiotherapists are adopting this technology because, just like physiotherapy itself, it is extremely effective. It is drug-free and non-invasive. Hundreds of articles of third-party peer-reviewed research indicate that PEMF shows measurable results with many conditions.
The device we recommend has been approved by Health Canada for reducing pain and increasing blood flow, which is the keystone of any type of recovery. PEMF reaches every cell in the body - every type of cell - and, by promoting ion transfer, recharges their electromagnetic field. This improves cell membrane permeability, metabolism, oxygen absorption, the absorption of nutrients as well as waste release. Cells, including neurons, can regenerate faster, which relieves symptoms such as pain and stiffness even in chronic conditions. PEMF acts as a vasodilator, thus helping to prevent strokes and promoting a healthy heart. Some of the other benefits of PEMF include having a positive effect on range of motion, inflammation, bone regeneration, muscle performance, the impact of stress, and sleep.
Combining physiotherapy with PEMF will help accelerate treatment results and decrease recovery time, which can be of great importance in competitive sports, for example. You can do your own research by going to PubMed and typing PEMF and any condition you are curious about. We invite you to get in touch with your local PEMF Global rental expert to get your questions answered and experience for yourself the many benefits of an Omnium1 or iMRS Prime therapy system. Your 70 trillion cells, and those of your patients, will thank you!