Ten to Go: Body, heal thyself

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Caterina helps her son Ricki use NMES therapy | Contributed

Caterina helps her son Ricki use NMES therapy | Contributed

Axiobionics is an Ann Arbor-based company that designs and fits wearable electrical muscle stimulation systems for people with significant disabilities and medical problems.

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation, or NMES, is the use of electrical impulses to induce a muscle contraction. This helps reduce muscle atrophy and muscle spasms and improves circulation to the extremities, and allows the body to improve and sustain itself. It’s been used in clinics and in-home for years. But Axiobionics’ Wearable Therapy — developed more than 20 years ago by company founder Philip Muccio — allows patients to use NMES for an unlimited amount of time, without interfering with other activities.

Before Wearable Therapy can be fit, patients undergo a physician-prescribed evaluation and screening process. Each system is individualized to fit the needs of the patient.

(Source: axiobionics.com)

Demond Johnson

The author, Demond Johnson, is a retired combat veteran who coordinated the U.S. Army’s Weight Control Program. He owns A2 Fitness Professionals. Contact him at demond@a2fitnesspro.com or 734-222-5080.