Functional Electrical Stimulation is used mainly for conditions affecting the central
nervous system , e.g. stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis etc.
The stimulators are initially used as part of a physiotherapy treatment session to
help you achieve a functional task e.g. reaching out to pick up a cup. Once you
have been taught the correct way to use the stimulator, you can use it at daily at
home to enhance your home exercise programme and help you achieve your goals quicker.
A stimulator can be used to enhance muscular activity and joint movement. It can
have the following beneficial effects.