Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)FES for arm example

Functional electrical stimulation involves putting on electrical pads to the skin above a muscle group and activating the muscles by electrical current.

FES produces contractions in paralysed muscles by the application of small pulses of electrical stimulation to nerves that supply the weak or paralysed muscle. This causes movement which can be used functionally to assist with walking.

It has been found to be useful for some clients with reducing the effort needed to re-learn to walk, reduce dependence on walking aids and helpers and can assist when becoming fatigued to get the most out of physiotherapy sessions and daily life.

We offer the following FES services: