Functional Electrical Stimulation

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FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION

Our physiotherapists use FES to restore function of paralyzed muscles, weakness and atrophy after a neurological injury.
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WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION?

Functional Electrical Stimulation or FES applies electrical currents to activate nerves in extremities affected by injury or illness. It is most beneficial when combined with functional movements and tasks to promote normal patterning.

Promoting normal movement patterns leads to adaptive neuroplasticity and improvement in function. Our physiotherapists use FES to restore function of paralyzed muscles, weakness and atrophy after a neurological injury.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FES?

Functional Electrical Stimulation can improve functional movements such as walking, running, stepping, reaching, grasping. It strengthens weak muscles and inhibits spasticity (inappropriate co-contraction). In addition, FES promotes normal motor patterning through adaptive neuroplasticity rather than maladaptive. Lastly, it can improve shoulder subluxation and weakness after stroke.

WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED BY FES?

Weakness of the muscles is a common condition after a brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions. Functional Electrical Stimulation has been used for years to facilitate recovery after a neurological injury. It has proven to be safe and effective when used properly with the following conditions:

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After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.

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We believe in helping our clients pursue optimal health and wellness through integrated health programs that include activity, education, and mindfulness. Propel Physiotherapy provides comprehensive client-centered care programs based on the most current, evidence-based techniques, and implemented in the most cost-effective manner possible. Once a program is tailored to your specific goals, treatment is delivered where it suits you best, whether that is in the home, at work, in your local pool or recreation centre, or in our specially-designed clinic spaces.