Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). Clinical guidelines and current research
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 highlight the new Royal College of Physicians and NICE guidelines recommendations for FES in adult stroke rehabilitation 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, including the control of chronic pain due to shoulder subluxation and controlling spasticity. Finally, we will discuss the new multi-centre randomised controlled trial for the use of FES in Parkinson’s, STEPS II, which is now recruiting participants.