What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)?

PEMF is also known as magnet therapy. PEMF is the use of magnets to create waves at a certain frequencies that influence your body to recover faster, reduce pain, and reduce inflammation.

Using a large magnet a PEMF device puts a large current through at a certain frequency. When that frequency hits your cells, it will influence your cells to increase anti-inflammatory markers, increase metabolism, and promote growth of tissues like osteoclasts. Through these processes PEMF will help you heal faster and have less pain.

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How long does a PEMF session last?

PEMF sessions can be 15 – 60 minutes long. Duration depends on the injury being treated. More important is consistency. PEMF is most effective when done 2-3 times a week over a month or two. Here are the average session times for some of the injuries PEMF can treat:

Tendonitis = 20 minutes

Contusion = 15 minutes

Sprain = 20 minutes

Muscle strain = 20 minutes

Bone fracture = 20 minutes

Osteoarthritis = 30-60 minutes

What can PEMF help treat?

PEMF has been proven to help a wide variety of pain and injuries. With PEMF you can reduce pain, inflammation, and increase healing.

Common ailments we treat:

  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
  • General inflammation
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Is PEMF safe?

PEMF is a very safe modality. It’s only downside is that electronics can be harmed by it. This means during the session you will want to keep any electronics at least three feet from it. This also means if you have any electronic in or on your body, you will not be permitted to use PEMF. Examples include Pacemakers and diabetes pumps.

One precaution is if you have any coiled metal implants in your body. At times these can warm up and be painful. This does not usually happen and is not typically life threatening. If you have any metal stents then we would not recommend PEMF for you.

Benefits of PEMF:

  • Reduce muscle soreness
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce pain
  • Promote soft tissue growth
  • Promote bone growth