Effects of FES in children with Cerebral Palsy-Webinar Series with Dayna Pool Physiotherapist, PhD
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a therapeutic treatment technique that has been used by therapists for both the adult and paediatric population. It refers to the stimulation of muscle through electrodes placed on the skin over the target muscle. An electrical current is then used to stimulate the muscle to contract. The advantage of such a technique is that it can be utilised even if there are problems with selective motor control or voluntary activation. Devices such as the Walk Aide® utilise this technology to address issues with foot clearance during gait. Recently a series of studies and papers have been published on the effects of FES in children with cerebral palsy. This series of webinars will not only present the results from these studies and how they can be translated into clinical practice, but also provide a foundation for understanding the parameters of FES and how they can be manipulated to improve tolerance and effectiveness in children with cerebral palsy.
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