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    Hello everyone, I know alot of you have asked me what type of e-stim unit i use and I really didn't have an answer, so i finally found out. Its a Neruomusclar Eletrical stimulation unit by EMPI. I'm not sure if Empi has pictures of it on their site. When i checked, it looks like they ony had a TENS unit picture. But here is the picture of mine:






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  • #2
    How do you know where to place the pads to stimulate particular muscle groups? I have an E-stim unit, and would like to use it to build the muscles over my winged shoulder blades, but I don't know where to have the pads placed.
    Alan

    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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    • #3
      Alan, somtimes its just trial and error, I found out from my rehab PT, but this was for lower muscle groups in the legs, i'm not sure about upper. You have to be careful on places without alot of fat, it may hurt/burn. Is there someone that can place them on ur sholderblades for u and test? usually getting 2 big long stim pads like the kind i have posted in my other posts will do fine. Just don't overlap them and put them about 3 to 4 inches apart and you'll get a nice contraction. goodluck!
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      • #4
        Where did ya get it and whats the cost?
        A quick google came up with this....
        http://www.biomation.com/biosense.htm
        I hope there are some a LOT cheaper out there, I'd try them if so.

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        • #5
          Here is a picture of mine. I'm getting it next week. I guess your used to hearing this Cory but...mine is a lot bigger then yours
          Originally posted by paolocipolla
          Moe,

          I... don't care about what I think ... you should just ignore my posts.

          I don't understand ... words.

          Paolo

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          • #6
            holly shiza solan, that shit looks insane, probably works alot better then mine! i paid around 800 for mine Gimp. go to www.empi.com and look for mine! That one u googled looks like over kill, how much did that one cost solan? what does it run off of?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mr_coffee
              holly shiza solan, that shit looks insane, probably works alot better then mine! i paid around 800 for mine Gimp. go to www.empi.com and look for mine! That one u googled looks like over kill, how much did that one cost solan? what does it run off of?
              In us dollars it would probably be little over 1000,- and I guess this bad boy won't be running on batteries The input is 220V and output is up to 80V, 4 channels, 40-280Hz. I tell you how it runs after I've given it a try.

              What was the output on yours again?
              Originally posted by paolocipolla
              Moe,

              I... don't care about what I think ... you should just ignore my posts.

              I don't understand ... words.

              Paolo

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              • #8
                Is there a difference between an E-Stim unit and a TENS unit? If so, what is the difference? I have considered looking into purchasing a TENS unit to see if I can get my biceps functional.

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                • #9
                  Yes don't use a TENS unit, it won't give you enough contraction to do anything, TENS unit are mainly for pain. NOt for muscle building. And i think you ment the different between a TENS unit and a NEROMUSCULAR unit.

                  Technical Specification
                  Output:Two independent output terminal. Wave Form: bi-phasic square waves with zero net direct current (DC) components. Amplitude:0-80mA each channel, adjustable (500 ohm load) Pulse Width:50 to 260 microseconds, adjustable Frequency:2 to 150 Hz, adjustable Charge per Pulse:80mA x 250 microseconds (500 ohm test load) Maximum Voltage:0 to 80 volts. Maximum Charge:20 micro coulombs per pulse maximum, positive pulse and negative pulse separate.


                  My voltage is the same output voltage as urs son, looks like my little unit packs a big punch! Mine only has 2 channels though so u can stim more body parts at a time then i can.
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                  • #10
                    ebay

                    maybe ebay , i se the pads are on ebay..insurance may also cover it
                    cauda equina

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                    • #11
                      insurance is very picky about things, and u may end up waiting years. (wel lwith my insurance anyways) but yes e-bay is good and pads are cheap, just don't buy them from the vender they will charge alot of money just type in e-stim pads and you'll find them cheap as hell. But the unit, you gota look harder to find a cheaper one, make sure ur not getting a TENS though make sure its a neuro
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                      • #12
                        depends on the insurance, i got my nmes very quickly via insurance.
                        physitrist prescribed it,
                        ask at your pt office too, a lot of patient get them through insurance and have them in their closet, they may sell them for 100 bucks since they may never use them again.
                        Last edited by metronycguy; 01-16-2006, 12:02 AM.
                        cauda equina

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                        • #13
                          MR. Coffee who is walking with the Hugo.. What's a hugo? Just wondering.

                          Another positive side effect of SCI.... I don't walk in my sleep anymore
                          Originally posted by paolocipolla
                          Moe,

                          I... don't care about what I think ... you should just ignore my posts.

                          I don't understand ... words.

                          Paolo

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                          • #14
                            Solan, I think mr_coffee posted a picture but a HUGO is a type of walker/rollator.

                            CaptGimp, yeah I haven't been able to find a relatively inexpensive NMES unit. $800-$1000 doesn't sound too bad, everything else I was looking at was like $3K.
                            Daniel

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                            • #15
                              I got a unit through rehabilicare. They have a payment plan.
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