functional electric stimulation

func·tion·al e·lec·tric stim·u·la·tion

(FES) (fŭngk'shŭn-ăl ĕ-lek'trik stim'yŭ-lā'shŭn)
A multiple-channel electrotherapeutic modality that uses pulsatile waveforms to activate a muscle or group of muscles in a functional activity (e.g., walking, reaching).
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Chae, "Improving hand function in stroke survivors: a pilot study of contralaterally controlled functional electric stimulation in chronic hemiplegia," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol.
Bilateral upper limb training with functional electric stimulation in patients with chronic stroke.
Circulatory hypokinesis and functional electric stimulation during standing in persons with spinal cord injury.
Combined use of body weight support, functional electric stimulation, and treadmill training to improve walking ability in individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury.

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