EQUIPMENT REVIEW Neuromuscular electrical stimulation devices
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) can provide neurostimulation, neuromodulation and/or pain relief, thereby bringing about physiological changes in the pelvic floor region. This paper reviews the NMES devices that are available in the UK that can be used in clinical practice. This is a complex market, and the author highlights points of difference in order to help clinicians choose the most suitable equipment for their clinic, or for an individual patient’s needs. The review will also allow practitioners to better understand how to add value to a patient’s experience of working with an NMES device.
Keywords: medical devices, neuromodulation, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, neurostimulation, pelvic floor muscle training.