Burst Mode Alternating Current (BMAC)

Also referred to as Russian Stimulation, BMAC is unique in its ability to actually strengthen the muscle fibers. It is implemented in order to increase muscle size, improve muscle endurance, and accelerate muscle recovery. It was popularized in the 1970’s when the Russians used this form of electronic muscle stimulation in order to boost the performance of their Olympic athletes. In a clinical setting, BMAC is often used to rehabilitate muscles following a surgery or athletic injury. The negative effects of muscle weakening (atrophy) following a surgery, casting/splinting, or injury are profound and often leave the body in a weakened state less able to perform or adapt to stress. If you have recently had a surgery, such as a knee or hip replacement or if you have recently had an injury, especially one that required immobilization of a joint (bracing/splinting/taping), BMAC is something you should be adding to your rehabilitation process.

Benefits of BMAC Therapy:

  • Increase in muscle strength
  • Increase in muscle fiber size
  • Increase in muscle endurance
  • Increase in athletic performance
  • Decreased muscle recovery time
  • Decreased recovery time following surgery
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