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Super Inductive System – The ultimate rehabilitation modality in Football Sports Medicine

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Introduction The use of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in health has a long past history. In the first century AD, use of an electric fish was reported to cure headache and gout. Later, Paracelsus (1493–1542) studied the medical use of lodestone and Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) described the magnetic cure of wounds. Modern applications of EMF are used to heal non-unions of bone fractures and to treat some bone-related conditions, although the specific molecular mechanisms are not fully understood (1). The use of EMF to stimulate osteogenesis is based on the idea of stimulating the natural endogenous streaming potentials in bone. Initially, currents were applied directly via electrodes or induced by external EMF. Later, magnetic fields (MF) were produced by forcing electric currents through wire coil placed over the fracture. Periodic changes in the MF then produced the required electrical field in bone via Faraday induction (1). In the last decades, the biological effects of pulsed MF on nerve tissue have attracted increased attention. A differential evocation of motor and sensory fibers was demonstrated indicating that it may be possible to induce unidirectional action potentials in myelinated peripheral nerves with magnetic stimulation (3). Methods The Super Inductive System (SIS) using healing effects of the high intensity EMF, represents a perfect treatment for painful conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Ingenious applicator construction allows therapy delivering without direct skin contact. The therapy is based on the interaction between the high intensity EMF and human body. Once the EMF is generated by a coil placed in the applicator, neuromuscular tissue is depolarized and muscle contraction occurs. Based on the selected stimulation frequency, muscle facilitation or strengthening can be achieved, effectively. By depolarizing nervous tissue pain management can be attain based on three different neurophysiological pain control theories (i.e. endogenous opioid, gate control and peripheral pattern). The wide range of frequencies assures that the SIS can be indicated in all stages of painful conditions with research reporting persisted pain relief effect of the repetitive peripheral inductive stimulation in 87,33% of 40 subjects with musculoskeletal pain (4). This modality can also be used with high effectiveness in other important clinical conditions as bone fractures, where the high intensity EMF enhances blood circulation in the affected area and supports formation of the vascular and cartilage callus. Consequently, progressive cartilage mineralization and bone remodelling are initiated. Recent research concludes it is also an effective and safe non-invasive method for mobility restoration and pain relief in case of joint contractures in comparison to conventional physiotherapy method (2). This study suggests beneficial and improving quality of life among patients suffering from immobilized joints accompanied by pain. Conclusion The SIS using healing effects of the high intensity EMF, represents an ideal treatment of painful conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This innovative technology allows selective depolarization of the nerves and although the therapy does not require direct contact between the skin and the applicator, it targets the deep lying structures, bringing the results such as pain relief or muscle stimulation. Preliminary results show that high intensity EMF constitutes a highly-effective method for fast pain relief. The effect on musculoskeletal disorders such as degenerative joint, post-traumatic bone, muscle and ligament conditions, hematomas, myositis and peripheral nerve disorders makes it a very important modality in orthopaedic and sports medicine practice as part of the rehabilitation plan in injured high level football players, contributing to optimize the time to return to play. 1.Funk, R.; Monsees, T. and Ozkucur, N. Electromagnetic Effects-from Cell Biology to Medicine. (2009) Elsevier. 2.Kouloulas, E. “Peripheral Application of Repetitive Pulse Magnetic Stimulation on Joint Contracture for Mobility Restoration:Controlled Randomized Study.” International Journal of Physiotherapy (2016) 3 (5). 3.Tuday, E., Olree, k. and Horch, K. “Differential Activation of Nerve Fibers with Magnetic Stimulation in Humans.” BMC Neuroscience (2006) 7 (July): 58. 4.Zarkovic, D. and Kazalakova, K. “Repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation as Pain Management Solution in Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders-A Pilot Study.” International Journal of Physiotherapy (2016) 3 (6).
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Super Inductive System The ultimate rehabilitation modality in Football
Sports Medicine
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Telmo Jorge de Sousa Firmino
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Alcoitão School of Health; Lisbon; Portugal;
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Super Inductive System The ultimate rehabilitation modality in Football Sports
Medicine
TEXT
Introduction
The use of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in health has a long past history. In the first century AD, use of an
electric fish was reported to cure headache and gout. Later, Paracelsus (14931542) studied the medical use
of lodestone and Sir Kenelm Digby (16031665) described the magnetic cure of wounds. Modern
applications of EMF are used to heal non-unions of bone fractures and to treat some bone-related
conditions, although the specific molecular mechanisms are not fully understood (1). The use of EMF to
stimulate osteogenesis is based on the idea of stimulating the natural endogenous streaming potentials in
bone. Initially, currents were applied directly via electrodes or induced by external EMF. Later, magnetic
fields (MF) were produced by forcing electric currents through wire coil placed over the fracture. Periodic
changes in the MF then produced the required electrical field in bone via Faraday induction (1). In the last
decades, the biological effects of pulsed MF on nerve tissue have attracted increased attention. A
differential evocation of motor and sensory fibers was demonstrated indicating that it may be possible to
induce unidirectional action potentials in myelinated peripheral nerves with magnetic stimulation (3).
Methods
The Super Inductive System (SIS) using healing effects of the high intensity EMF, represents a perfect
treatment for painful conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Ingenious applicator construction
allows therapy delivering without direct skin contact. The therapy is based on the interaction between the
high intensity EMF and human body. Once the EMF is generated by a coil placed in the applicator,
neuromuscular tissue is depolarized and muscle contraction occurs. Based on the selected stimulation
frequency, muscle facilitation or strengthening can be achieved, effectively. By depolarizing nervous tissue
pain management can be attain based on three different neurophysiological pain control theories (i.e.
endogenous opioid, gate control and peripheral pattern). The wide range of frequencies assures that the SIS
can be indicated in all stages of painful conditions with research reporting persisted pain relief effect of the
repetitive peripheral inductive stimulation in 87,33% of 40 subjects with musculoskeletal pain (4). This
modality can also be used with high effectiveness in other important clinical conditions as bone fractures,
where the high intensity EMF enhances blood circulation in the affected area and supports formation of the
vascular and cartilage callus. Consequently, progressive cartilage mineralization and bone remodelling are
initiated. Recent research concludes it is also an effective and safe non-invasive method for mobility
restoration and pain relief in case of joint contractures in comparison to conventional physiotherapy
method (2). This study suggests beneficial and improving quality of life among patients suffering from
immobilized joints accompanied by pain.
Conclusion
The SIS using healing effects of the high intensity EMF, represents an ideal treatment of painful conditions
of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This innovative technology allows selective depolarization of the
nerves and although the therapy does not require direct contact between the skin and the applicator, it
targets the deep lying structures, bringing the results such as pain relief or muscle stimulation. Preliminary
results show that high intensity EMF constitutes a highly-effective method for fast pain relief. The effect on
musculoskeletal disorders such as degenerative joint, post-traumatic bone, muscle and ligament conditions,
hematomas, myositis and peripheral nerve disorders makes it a very important modality in orthopaedic and
sports medicine practice as part of the rehabilitation plan in injured high level football players, contributing
to optimize the time to return to play.
1.Funk, R.; Monsees, T. and Ozkucur, N. Electromagnetic Effects-from Cell Biology to Medicine. (2009)
Elsevier.
2.Kouloulas, E. “Peripheral Application of Repetitive Pulse Magnetic Stimulation on Joint Contracture for
Mobility Restoration:Controlled Randomized Study.” International Journal of Physiotherapy (2016) 3 (5).
3.Tuday, E., Olree, k. and Horch, K. “Differential Activation of Nerve Fibers with Magnetic Stimulation in
Humans.” BMC Neuroscience (2006) 7 (July): 58.
4.Zarkovic, D. and Kazalakova, K. “Repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation as Pain Management Solution
in Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders-A Pilot Study.” International Journal of Physiotherapy (2016)
3 (6).
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