Functional Electrical Stimulation

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a treatment used to influence muscle activity in patients with incorrect muscle functioning. This treatment applies small electrical charges to a muscle that has become paralyzed or weakened, due to damage in the brain or spinal cord. The electrical charge stimulates the muscle to make its usual movement.

FES is used to strengthen muscles and can significantly improve the ability to carry out functional activities such as sitting, walking, or using arms, but also for better postural control (head, trunk, pelvis).