Electrical Stimulation in Clinical Practise: Where to Start
A fantastic day of shared learning as Lyncare, in colaboration with Axon Rehab, welcomed clinicians to Axon Rehab’s new out patient neuro rehab clinic.
Electrical Stimulation is used in research and treatment interventions for a wide variety of clinical applications including, hand and arm function, spasticity reduction, muscle strengthening, and pain management.
Marcin Uszynski, Clinical Lead in Axon Rehab, presented the clinical application of eletrical stimulation that he and his team use with their patients, and discussed the overall benefits seen for specific case studies.
Utilising a full range of devices, such as the Exopulse Mollii Suit, MOTOmed RehaMove, Hasomed ReahStim, Saebo’s estim devices the SaeboStim One and the SaeboStim Pro, and Fesia Technology’s Walk and Grasp devices, Marcin and his team incorporate electrical stimulation where possible to increase the number of repetitions.
Amy Bean, Clinical Specialist with SaeboUK, introduced the group to the range of Saebo products; particularly the SaeboStim One and the SaeboStim Pro unit. Amy demonstrated how the devices are used and showed videos of patients using the devices on their own but also inconjustion with other devices such as the SaeboMAS.
This practical introduction to the Saebo devices stimulated discussions around increasing dosage of movements and utilising electrical stimulation to achieve higher intensity rehab.
Priscila Bonina Silva, Clinical Specialist with Fesia Technology, introduced the group to two remarkable functional electrical stimulation devices.
The Fesia Walk is gait neurorehabilitation device for people with drop foot. The device generates surface electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial and peroneal nerves to trigger plantar and dorsiflexion in the corresponding gait phases.
The Fesia Grasp is a hand neurorehabilitation device for people who have lost the ability to control hand and finger movement. The device generates surface electrical stimulation to trigger flexion and extension of the wrist and fingers in order to regain the function of the individual’s hand, their freedom and independence.