What is Pulsed PEMF Therapy?

By Dawn Morse MSc
Sports & Health Sciences, Founding Director of Core Elements Training

An introduction to Pulsed PEMF Therapy:

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy uses Electro-magnetic therapy to stimulate the body at a cellular level to help with cellular dysfunction, injury, inflammation and overall wellness.

The use of PEMF therapy is based on more than 40 years of research and practical application by thousands of doctors, chiropractors, Physiotherapists and wider therapists, and as a result this therapy has research support for a range of different conditions and injuries.

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field therapy influences cellular behaviour by increasing electrical activity within and around the effected cells. Essentially magnetic energy waves pass into the body and these stimulate the body’s natural magnetic field to improve healing by increasing electrolyte and ion activity.

This naturally influences electrical changes on a cellular level and influences cellular metabolism.


PEMF therapy can realign the electrical activity within the body’s cells. When a cell is stimulated, it allows positive charges to enter a cell in an open ION channel. The inside of this cell becomes positively charged, which will trigger other electrical currents, turning into pulses. This can positively influence electrical activity and transmission.

This change in cellular activity and metabolism leads to regeneration of the cells, increased breakdown of unstable cells, along with improved blood supply to the effected tissues and increased oxygenation levels.

Research has found that calcium transport increases, which leads to an increased absorption of calcium within the bone tissue. The quality and function of cartilage has also been found to improve, leading to decreased pain and improved function in conditions such as chronic joint pain, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Some Key Benefits Include:

  1. Significantly reduces acute and chronic pain.
  2. Enhances the body’s natural recovery process.
  3. Stimulates collagen synthesis.
  4. Reduces recovery time from injury though enhanced healing.
  5. Reduces inflammation and oedema and increases lymphatic circulation.
  6. Increases energy levels and cellular ATP production.
  7. Enhances cellular detoxification.
  8. Stimulates the increase in endorphins to promote wellbeing and reduce anxiety and stress levels.
  9. Reduces muscular related tension.
  10. Relieves tension headaches.
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Based on these benefits Pulsed PEMF therapy has a wide range of use. Some more typical conditions treated include:

Acute and chronic joint pain in the6

 Ankle, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Shoulder or Back.

PEMF is also recommended to those suffering from:

  • Chronic inflammation in joints or the soft tissues
  • Chronic fatigue symptoms or chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Osteopenia or osteoporosis
  • Poor wound healing
  • Mild depression
  • Regular headaches


Plus Pulsed PEMF therapy can be used to maintain or enhance energy levels, to help reduce recovery time from sports performance, and to improve overall sports or exercise performance.

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By Dawn Morse MSc Sports & Health Sciences, Founding Director of Core Elements Training


Pulsed PEMF therapy is available at Core Elements Injury Clinic, Swindon and is also covered within Core Elements Training Electrotherapy CPD Extension course.

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