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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I had a traumatic brain injury and my progress has been outstanding thanks to the knowledge and encouragement of the staff in the clinic. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, you can really tell they take pride in their work. I would definitely recommend this location because they produce results!

– Michael 

After a traumatic injury I was referred to Amanda at Propel for physiotherapy. Amanda is amazing and I attribute the progress I have made thus far to her. Through her I’ve also been referred to other services offered at Propel, including massage therapy and pelvic physiotherapy and everyone I have worked with is excellent. The staff at Propel genuinely care about their clients and seek a holistic approach to recovery. I recommend the clinic and their services to everyone I know who is seeking treatment for injuries and pain. Thank you, Propel!

– Chantelle

I was injured severely 4 years ago. I have needed an abundance of Physiotherapy as well as Massage Therapy. This clinic has given me by far the greatest and most successful care and rehabilitation to get back to my life. The staff are extremely knowledgeable in their field and not only treat you as a client but as a friend or family member as well. Propel Physiotherapy is an amazing name for this clinic because it has propelled my recovery! I would recommend this clinic to anyone and everyone.

– Vanessa 

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We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.

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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