Electronic Muscle Stimulation

At RunningMechanics.com, we have extensive experience in using Electronic Muscle Stimulators for sports performance, recovery and rehabilitation. In fact, we use such technology on a daily basis, whether it is for strengthening muscles, managing muscle tone, speeding up tissue recovery or managing pain. Athletes, coaches and fitness-minded individuals can all benefit from the proper use of electronic muscle stimulation. New muscle stimulation technology from companies such as Compex and Globus provide a multitude of pre-set programs that can address your needs.

If you have any questions regarding these products, please contact us to help make an informed choice. We can also provide you with support on protocols to use for your specific circumstances.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation for Sport Training

SpeedCoach EMS by Globus

RunningMechanics.com has partnered exclusively with Globus Sport and Health Technologies for EMS devices. The new SpeedCoach series is not available anywhere else.

The purpose of the innovative “SpeedCoach” series is to provide specialized programs directed at improving an athlete’s speed with an approach that integrates planned electrostimulation sessions with the actual speed, power and strength training performed on a weekly basis. The Globus “SpeedCoach” electrostimulators include scientifically proven training protocols that build up the key muscles required for running fast. Because “SpeedCoach” technology preferentially recruits the fast-twitch muscle fibers using specific stimulation frequencies, speed athletes are provided with a more efficient means of training their muscles. No other product on the market provides this level of precision when it comes to speed training.

Unlike regular EMS units, the “SpeedCoach” series is bundled with a comprehensive training manual that guides you through both your regular training and your electrostimulation sessions to ensure an optimal balance is achieved. Globus has been a world leader in the electrostimulation and electrotherapy field for over 20 years.

Please note that all orders on this page will be fulfilled by Globus Sport and Health Technologies with Google Checkout. If you have any questions, please email us at info@strengthpowerspeed.com.

At this time, online purchases can only be shipped to the USA. Contact us at at info@strengthpowerspeed.com for Canada and International orders.

Please order the EMS units and accessories separately from the books, DVDs and online videos on this website.

How to use the SpeedCoach EMS Unit

Books on Electronic Muscle Stimulation, Electrotherapy and Electrophysiology

Clinical Electrophysiology – by Andrew J Robinson and Lynn Snyder-Mackler

Organized by therapeutic goals, the Third Edition of this comprehensive textbook on electrotherapies provides a fundamental understanding of contemporary, evidence-based intervention and assessment procedures. The text takes a problem-oriented approach and recommends interventions consistent with both theory and the clinical efficacy of the intervention for specific, clearly identified clinical disorders. This edition has a new chapter on electrical stimulation and biofeedback for genitourinary dysfunction, including incontinence management in both women and men. All the intervention-based chapters have a new format that emphasizes evidence-based practice and practical application. Additional self-study questions are included in each chapter. NEW TO THIS EDITION: New chapter on Electrical Stimulation and Biofeedback for Genitourinary Dysfunction (Chapter 9) includes topics such as incontinence management in both women and men, and gives solid evidence to support or refute specific procedures. New organization- Chapter on mechanisms of pain transmission and pain control with electrotherapy will be moved up to chapter 4 to make the first four chapters the theoretical basis for the clinical application chapters that follow. Chapter on electrophysiologic evaluation will become the last chapter (chapter 12) in order to enable students to meet core educational competencies. New chapter format for the intervention chapters (chapters 5-11) adds consistency and clarity to emphasize evidenced-based practice and practical application. Additional self-study questions are included in each chapter to enhance understanding of key concepts. New emphasis on evidence-based preferential practice patterns.


Electrotherapy: evidence-based practice – by Tim Watson

This popular textbook comprehensively covers the use of electrotherapy in clinical practice and includes the theory which underpins that practice. Over recent years the range of therapeutic agents involved and the scope for their use have greatly increased and the new edition includes and evaluates the latest evidence and most recent developments in this fast-growing field.

Tim Watson brings years of clinical, research and teaching experience to the new edition, with a host of new contributors, all leaders in their specialty.

– Evidence, evidence, evidence!
– Contributions from field leaders
– New clinical reasoning model to inform decision making
– All chapters completely revised
– New layout, breaking up what is sometimes a difficult subject into manageable chunks
– Part of the Physiotherapy Essentials series – core textbooks for both students and lecturers
– Online image bank now available! Log on to http://evolve.elsevier.com/Watson/electrotherapy and type in your unique pincode for access to over 170 downloadable images


Electrotherapy Explained: Principles and Practice – by Val Robertson, Alex Ward, John Low, Ann Reed

Electrotherapy Explained is an excellent research-based exploration of the major types of electrophysical agents used in clinical practice, particularly human and also animal. For the fourth edition, two new authors join the writing team, presenting the latest information for today’s clinicians. The text has been completely updated with a major rewrite of the material, particularly that on electrical stimulation. This book continues to focus on evidence: clinical and biophysical evidence that affects how and which electrotherapies may be of use clinically and when. The inclusion of biophysics as well as clinical evidence and principles of application, enables clinicians to move away from traditional ‘recipe-based’ approaches and rely more on their own clinical reasoning. The focus remains on humans but the relevance of the principles for using and applying different modalities is explained clearly, providing guidelines for clinicians across disciplines and specialties.

– Up to date research detailing the evidence both supportive and deprecatory for the use of each modality
– Written by experts from biophysics and the clinical domains
– Comprehensive and well referenced
– Clear and well chosen illustrations elucidate the text
– Text boxes and summary sections help to break down what is sometimes a complex subject into manageable and memorable chunks
– Contraindications and risks have been updated in light of the most recent research
– Three books for the price of one – the CD-ROM contains the entire texts of ‘Physical Principles Explained’ by Low and Reed, and ‘Biophysical Bases of Electrotherapy’ by Ward. The text directs readers to the CD for further reading at relevant points