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Electric Point Stimulator (EPS) Overview

The EPS is an electric point stimulator. It is considered a tens unit by the FDA, but is a single point of electric current. 

Trigger points are a local disruption of the neuromuscular junction, where the motor nerve meets muscle fiber. Electrical stimulation saturates the motor endplate zones in a region with stimulus, causing sarcomere twitch contraction, improved metabolism, reduction of tenderness and hardness. 

Typical EPS Treatment Sequence

  • Assess fiber hardness and tenderness in the muscle prior to treatment.
     
  • Locate the approximate center of the fiber bundle you are targeting (motor endplate zone).
     
  • Press the treatment button, move the skin with the point to locate most effective motor effect zone.
     
  • If the client has no sensation, skin is very dry or amplitude is too low.
     
  • Treat 10-20 secs. per point. After every 1-3 points, do a contract/relax.
     
  • Monitor any tissue change produced by the treatment - hardness, tenderness.