Indemnity and Contraindications

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Contraindications

EMS training will only be permitted for the following conditions after obtaining medical approval:

  • Pacemaker or other electrical implants
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute Illness: Fever, acute bacterial or viral infections, acute inflammatory processes (e.g. arthritis, inflammatory back pain), malign tumors (cancer)
  • Circulatory disorder, acute stroke, stent, thrombosis and cardiovascular disease (e.g. arteriosclerosis)
  • Bleeding, bleeding tendency, hemophilia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Abdominal wall hernia or inguinal hernia
  • Severe neurological disorders (e.g. epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis etc.)
  • Acute operation (within the past or upcoming 8 weeks)

Exercise advice

Please consider the following exercise advice:

  • Immediately stop exercising if you feel unwell, dizzy or experience heart/chest pain.
  • Electrodes may not be connected or disconnected if the application is in use. Please always end the application and turn off the machine before doing so. Risk of injury!
  • Electrodes may only be applied or removed by qualified staff. The person exercising will be held liable for any damage caused by him/her.
  • Electrodes may only be used in the designated areas of the body!
  • Electrodes may not be applied on an area affected by a skin condition of any kind (wound, inflamed skin, burns, skin irritations, eczema, etc.)
  • The extremities, whose muscles will be stimulated, must be isometrically tensed and in this way recorded or monitored.
  • Start the application on low pulse strength and increase it in small steps only.

 

Important information: Increase of CK-levels after EMS-training

Please note that after a full-body EMS training session (strength program) your CK-value (Creatine Kinase) can be excessively high, far beyond the normal average value. In case you have your blood analysed 2-6 days after your last EMS-session, it is important to inform the responsible doctor of your recent EMS-training activity to prevent incorrect interpretation of your increased CK-levels.

(Elevation of CK is an indication of damage to muscle. It is therefore indicative of injury, rhabdomyolysis, myocardial infarction, myositis and myocarditis. Normal CK-values are usually between 60 and 174 IU/L.)

Drink plenty of fluids (at least 500ml at room temperature) before starting your exercise.