Compex Muscle Stimulation at Perform Liverpool

Compex Muscle Stimulation, Perform Liverpool Spire Hospital

By providing individually tailored care we will address your pain and discomfort.

Compex uses electrical muscle stimulation to reproduce the body's natural process of voluntary muscular contractions with 'optimal' electrical impulses. When an electrical impulse is applied to the motor nerve, it provokes a deeper and more complete muscle contraction than can be attained through standard voluntary training.

If pain, swelling or inflammation is present after surgery then the nervous system does not work efficiently and effectively, and may not always return to normal on its own. Compex works similarly to the body’s own nervous system, using an electrode attached to the skin to transmit an electrical impulse which causes the specific muscle targeted to contract, encouraging a return to normal action.

The muscles usually needing treatment after hip surgery are the gluteal and quadriceps muscles, although your physiotherapist will complete a full assessment to identify precisely which muscles should be targeted.

The result is a more efficient workout regime with less risk of injury to joints and tendons and without cardiovascular fatigue. This means muscles will be switched on to maximize your recovery.

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