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The Importance Of Safety And EMS

As the EMS category continues to grow globally, it is clearer than ever that safety needs to be a key focus for operators in the future.


The Institute for Medical Physics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg has been researching the field of whole-body EMS for 12 years and is one of the world’s leading research institutes in terms of research performance, external representation and quality management of this training method.  The guidelines created are based on years of scientific research and analysis of actual EMS sessions.

According to the guidelines, the most critical factors are that the EMS equipment is fully compliant with the new DIN-standard and the latest radiation protection act, and that the training is accompanied by a trained and licensed whole-body EMS trainer. Another important factor is that the distance between EMS training sessions should be at least four days. While it can be commercially tempting for PTs and operators to recommend more sessions on a per week basis, the safety of the individual needs to be the top priority.

As a growing sector, it is important that all operators adhere to the guidelines for safe and effective whole-body EMS. The future of the category depends on it.

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