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Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy

We were one of the first clinics in Scotland in 1985 to appreciate the value of using pulsed electro magnetic fields (PEMF) to speed up the recovery process after injuries to the musculoskeletal system.

The initial research using PEMF was in veterinary use, where it was used to stimulate bone growth after complicated fractures of the long bones in horses. It was recognised that the cells that activate bone repair (named osteoblasts and osteoclasts), responded to pulsed fields even cells, which were slow to respond to injury. This situation results in malunion of the fractured bones and can result in permanent disability.

Following these observations the same magnetic frequencies, measured in Hz or cycles per second, were used to help other types of soft tissue injury to recover optimally.

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields influence cell behaviour by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell. They are used clinically to:

Improve blood micro circulation
Increase oxygen absorption
Activate and regenerate cells
Improved calcium transport increases absorption of calcium in bones
Improve the quality of cartilage in joints
Decrease acute and chronic pain pattern conditions
Treat osteoporotic pain without side-effects

There are many scientific studies on the degree of effectiveness of Pulsed Magnetic Field therapy. Those wishing further information on this expanding field should