Indemnity and Contraindications
EMS training will only be permitted for the following conditions after obtaining medical approval:
- Pacemaker or other electrical implants
- 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)
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.