FES or functional Electrical Stimulation is a way of activating a paralysed muscle. It is effective in conditions which affect the central nervous system such as stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and head injury. An electrical stimulation activates the muscle via electrical pads on the skin. It can help with functional movement especially walking. It can also be used as an exercise to train and strengthen muscles in the arm and leg.
Lin has completed training at Salisbury Hospital, the national specialist centre for FES and is an accredited user with Odstock MedicalÂ Limited a provider FES machines. You can have an assessment for FES and this can incorporated in to your rehabilitation programme.
Comments from people who have used FES include that they find walking easier,they feel steadier and that they can walk further. Odstock medical Limited also have lots of testimonials from patients who have tried FES.
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To find out if FES could be helpful for you contact Lin.