I have some strong personal opinions on the use of e-stim. I'm a big supporter of using it for NMES especially post op TKA or ACL etc... if quad activation is not adequate. It works very well for this especially if you do a good job educating your patient on what to expect, why it's needed, and they tolerate an intensity high enough to get a clear visible/palpable muscle contraction. For acute pain management, it's my opinion that there is some clinical support for using it. In this instance, I prefer IFC vs TENs as the treatment depth is greater. I rarely use it unless I'm really having difficulty getting a patient to relax or tolerate treatment. If it's a patient with chronic pain, I pretty much will not use e-stim as there is just not much good long term carry over. This is certainly debatable and you'll get varying opinions.
Oh nice. I found it was actually pretty easy. The gaps may be tight, but the car is like a big lego and the panels pop off with clips pretty easily so it's not too big a deal to get in there and run some wires.
Everything is done with the sdcard. No cable is needed. If you do not have a sd card reader, you will need to get one. They are cheap at new egg. under $10. No the power does not go all the way down, you will see a little metal.