EmSculpt® is a popular body contouring system that eliminates stubborn fat while building the tone of your muscles. Tammy Penhollow, DO, uses the EmSculpt technology for different reasons at our office.
Precision Regenerative Medicine offers the FDA-approved technology as a rehabilitative therapy to restore the core strength of your muscles after an injury or surgery. We can also recommend EmSculpt therapy before a surgical procedure to support your postoperative recovery. This is a concept known as “pre-hab” or preventive rehabilitation.
What to know about EmSculpt
EmSculpt is a noninvasive technology that uses high-intensity-focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to increase muscle size and strength in the treatment area.
The energy triggers powerful muscle contractions at levels you can’t achieve with typical weight training or repetitive muscle-building exercises. As a result of the contractions, your muscle tissues must adapt to extreme conditions, which results in tighter, well-toned muscles and increased muscle size (hypertrophy).
EmSculpt technology can treat muscles in several areas of your body, including your:
- Arms (which can help stabilize shoulders)
- Thighs (which can help stabilize knees)
Treatments take about 30 minutes and require no incisions or other invasive procedures. You also won’t need to schedule any downtime after EmSculpt therapy. In fact, you can get back to your usual routine right away without any limitations.
Benefits of prehab and rehab EmSculpt treatments
Sports injuries and chronic pain conditions can take months to recover, especially if you need surgery. The goal of Emsculpt therapy after an injury is to enhance your overall core stability and strength to recover more efficiently.
Dr. Penhollow also relies on EmSculpt technology to reduce your postsurgical pain, restore function in the injured part of your body, and support your overall posture.
If you haven’t had surgery, you may be a candidate for prehab treatments with EmSculpt technology. Dr. Penhollow can treat certain muscles to increase their strength, so your risk for injuries is lessened. Muscle-strengthening treatments can also prepare your body for the trauma of surgery to support a faster, more efficient recovery.
We also offer EmSculpt treatments for aesthetic purposes. Dr. Penhollow uses the technology to enhance the natural contours of your body, define the tone of your muscles, and eliminate stubborn fat deposits.
When to consider prehab EmSculpt therapy
EmsSculpt technology is useful as a presurgical treatment if you need surgery to address acute or chronic injuries affecting your knees, back, or shoulders.
Dr. Penhollow offers comprehensive physical exams and reviews your medical history to determine if you’re a candidate for EmSculpt therapy ahead of surgery. She can assess your rehabilitation needs following spine, knee, or shoulder surgery.
Athletes especially can benefit from EmSculpt therapy before and after surgery to repair an injury. Dr. Penhollow has extensive experience treating sports injuries with regenerative therapies and uses EmSculpt technology to support their safe return to sports with strong, well-conditioned muscles.
It can take several weeks to see the full benefit of EmSculpt therapy, so if you’re interested in treatment before surgery, schedule an evaluation soon.
Call Precision Regenerative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, to book an appointment to discuss your options for EmSculpt treatments. You can also schedule a consultation online today.