Portable Muscle Monitors
Train Your Body to Mind
Now the power of accurate professional muscle monitoring
(EMG, Electromyography) is available for use in the home as
well as in the clinic. These units are powerful and flexible
enough that they can be used for relaxation training of tense
muscles, reeducation of injured muscles or even strengthening
and training of the necessary muscles to improve incontinence.
And now, the MyoTrac Infiniti Clinical Units allow real time
computerized monitoring and display. We have a selection of biofeedback machines to choose from.
The single channel
MyoTrac is lightweight and small enough to fit in a shirt
pocket and allows total freedom of movement for ambulatory
exercises and feedback during different activities and is
perfect for home use.
Dual and MyoTrac
Infiniti and MyoTrac
Infiniti U-Control units are dual channel EMGs that feature
touch screen displays as well as a USB connection to a PC
for data collection and real time graphic signal display.
The MyoTrac Infiniti also performs muscle stimulation triggered
by pre-set EMG thresholds, making it a powerful tool for neuromuscular
re-education (EMG Triggered stimulation is not available in
the US for the U-Control Infiniti). All MyoTrac Infiniti units
are available in two configurations, a Clinical Unit with
Biograph Infiniti software and a Home Unit without the Biograph
Infiniti software but with data export capability so collected
data can be analyzed by the Clinical Unit and a PC.
These are invaluable tools for precisely
measuring muscle activity. Each of these MyoTracs provides three
sensitivity ranges for muscle strengthening, rehabilitation,
re-training and/or relaxation training.
We are very impressed with the features packed into these
portable sEMG units. These compact units are extremely well
made and provide scientifically accurate measurements of muscle
If you need more than 2 channels of EMG, consider the MultiModality
Encoders which can support up to 10 channels of EMG or
a combination of EMG and other physiological measures (Skin
Conductance, Blood Volume Pulse, Respiration, Temperature,
can be useful in helping to reverse the muscle tension levels
in tension headaches and migraine headaches (Migraine sufferers
often have tense muscles of the head and neck), chronic
neck pain (caused by whiplash or repetitive neck strain),
back pain, TMJ (Temporo Mandibular Joint Syndrome), bruxing
behavior, repetitive strain of the arms and hands, urinary
or fecal incontinence, rehabilitation and retraining of
muscles with damaged nerves.
Surface EMG feedback is extremely useful to
help individuals stay on the path of recovery because it gives accurate feedback
every step of the way.
It was always revealing and often astounding for my patients with chronic
pain to discover levels of tension 10 or 20 times normal levels when they were
measured by Surface EMG in our biofeedback sessions. And once initial tension
levels were discovered, the step by step feedback which showed reduced tension
levels with ongoing training was invaluable for helping to stay on task for
Physical Therapists routinely
use and recommend surface EMG for their patients with damaged
or injured muscles.
We have used portable sEMG units in our practices for
years to extend the benefits of weekly training sessions
into the home and work environment. Now these units are
available for home use as well as professional use and for
the cost of just a few biofeedback sessions can be used on an ongoing
basis by individuals interested in recovering from pain and dysfunction caused
by tight muscles or for neuromuscular rehabilitation (muscle retraining and
strengthening) in conjunction with their work with a physical therapist or
These Surface EMG units offer professional
power for the home user and extend the benefits of office sessions into the
home for patients of professional therapists.