Russian Current

  • Intended for strengthening muscles, increasing muscle size, improving muscular endurance, and accelerating muscle recovery.
  • Similar to EMS, but uses high frequency, sinusoidal stimulation waveforms.

The Russian Current waveform is a type of electrical stimulation that delivers medium frequency current in alternating pulses or bursts of energy. This type of stimulation generates a motor response which can be used to strengthen muscles and muscular re-education. A study published in the International Journal of Rehabilitation and Science found that Russian current used in addition to physical therapy increased quadriceps strength in burn patients more than patients that received physical therapy alone. To add to its versatility, Russian Current can also be used to stimulate an analgesic effect in the muscles, making it effective in reducing pain as well as increasing muscular strength.

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