Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). A rehabilitation tool and long-term mobility aid.
The session will review the clinical application of FES and its evidence for improving walking following MS, Stroke, Spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s. We will introduce the new ACPIN clinical practice guidelines and discuss how FES can be adapted to suit the needs of a diverse range of patient presentation. Applications for training post stroke upper limb will be described and in particular, the control of chronic pain due to shoulder subluxation. Finally we will discuss the new multi-centre randomised controlled trial for the use of FES in Parkinson’s, STEPS II.