Functional Electrical Stimulation is used mainly for conditions affecting the central nervous system , e.g. stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis etc.
The stimulators are initially used as part of a physiotherapy treatment session to help you achieve a functional task e.g. reaching out to pick up a cup. Once you have been taught the correct way to use the stimulator, you can use it at daily at home to enhance your home exercise programme and help you achieve your goals quicker.
A stimulator can be used to enhance muscular activity and joint movement. It can have the following beneficial effects.
- Increase muscle strength
- Reduce swelling
- Increase joint range of movement
- Reduce spasm / spasticity
- Reduce pain
- Increase functional use of hand / foot / leg
- Increase awareness of a movement
For more information please contact us.