Electrical stimulation can help patients with paralysed or weakened muscles regain their mobility to carry out basic activities.
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies electrical currents to a muscle to trigger a contraction. It will stimulate paralysed or weakened muscles – caused by damage in the brain or spinal cord – to perform functional movements.
This complements our rehabilitation techniques to build up strength and further improve range of movement. It is also beneficial in reducing spasticity and swelling of the muscles – depending on the cause of injury or damage. On top of that, research has found that FES paired with a rehabilitation programme has proven to be effective in improving one’s mobility and their ability to perform daily activities – leading to a better quality of life.