- Washington, DC, US US
Howie Bartz has devoted his career toward offering products and services that assist medical and health care professionals in providing optimum care. Howie Bartz' company, Meditech, features medical products that support this goal. One of the items featured is the EMS device. EMS is an acronym that is short for "electrical muscle stimulation." An EMS device is a muscle simulator that is advocated for use in the reduction or prevention of muscle atrophy. Atrophy, itself, is characterized by muscle weakening, which often occurs after injury or surgery. EMS devices have proven to be helpful in treating muscle wasting or weakening. By increasing the flow of blood to the muscles and enhancing muscle strength, EMS devices can be used to reduce the pain associated with sore, stiff, and tight muscles too. Studies show that muscle stimulating devices, such as the EMS type device, are particularly effective in treating atrophy of the lower part of the leg, which many times develops from disuse or lack of exercise. In addition, neuromuscular electrical stimulation or NMES has been found to be a supportive aid when used in conjunction with physical therapy. Stimulating the muscles with an electrical current mimics the activity that occurs when the muscle is exercised.