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How does FES work in the body?

How does FES Work. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) works by sending low level electrical impulses to the nerves within the muscles. Stimulating the nerves means that the muscle will contract and therefore this will make the limb move.

Where can I wear Fes electrodes?

The electrodes can be worn most places on the body, depending on which muscles you would like to strengthen. For example, if you would like to improve the speed of your walking or the distance you are able to walk, FES can be worn on the lower limb to help with this.

How can I use Fes to improve my walking?

For example, if you would like to improve the speed of your walking or the distance you are able to walk, FES can be worn on the lower limb to help with this. Often, weakness in the lower limb causes difficulty pulling toes up towards the sky when walking.

When do I need to wear the FES?

For example, you may need the FES to lift your arm from the shoulder or you may need help with the grasp and release of an object. FES can be worn whilst you are practicing the functional task or it can be strengthening your muscles while you are resting in front of the television.

How does an FES system work?

An FES System works very differently to a traditional ankle foot orthosis and both have unique purposes. A Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) stimulates your own muscles to lift your foot and enable toe clearance. An traditional ankle foot orthosis (AFO) will generally lift your foot via an externally applied force to create toe clearance.

What does Fes stand for in medicine?

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to a muscle that has become paralysed or weakened, due to damage in your brain or spinal cord. The electrical charge stimulates the muscle to make its usual movement.

What can Fes do for You?

Using FES will create patterned movement in the arms, legs and trunk. This will enable the muscles to work and perform activities even though they may be weak or paralysed through neurological disease or injury. This activity will:

How does FES work after a stroke?

When using FES as a treatment after a stroke, an electrical current is applied to the skin over a nerve, or over the bulk of a muscle, which causes the muscle to contract. If the peripheral nerves are damaged, it may not work.

If you have problems with dropped foot (meaning you can’t lift your foot up properly when you’re walking) you may benefit from a splint or Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). What is foot drop? Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a piece of medical kit that helps people who have ‘dropped foot’ (also called ‘foot drop’).

How does FES work for dropped foot?

Can you wear Fes with bare feet?

Some FES devices have a sensor that is worn in the heel area, to help with the timing, but in modern devices that is optional. This means that the FES device can be worn with bare feet or sandals. Who can use FES? If you have difficulty with walking due to foot drop, you may benefit from FES.

What is Fes and how does it work?

What is FES? FES is a technique that uses electrical current to cause a muscle to contract. The body naturally uses electrical currents to make muscles move. Normally, when a part of the body needs to move, the brain sends electrical signals through the nervous system.

Do I need Fes If I have foot drop?

If you have difficulty with walking due to foot drop, you may benefit from FES. However, as FES stimulates the existing nerves in the legs, it is important that your nerve fibres between the spinal cord and the muscles are not damaged.

Do you need to be able to walk for Fes?

However, as FES stimulates the existing nerves in the legs, it is important that your nerve fibres between the spinal cord and the muscles are not damaged. To be suitable for the treatment, you need to be able to walk, even if only for a few metres with a stick or crutch.

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