Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and the New Fesia Walk Device
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) involves stimulation of the peripheral nerves that supply the paralysed muscle using electrodes that may be implanted or placed on the surface of the skin. The aim of FES is to enhance motor relearning, muscle strength, reduce muscle atrophy, increase/improve circulation and improve range of movement.
Who is suitable for FES?
Individuals who suffer from muscle paralysis as a result of injury to the central nervous system can benefit from using FES. Examples of some neurological conditions that may benefit from FES include Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia and Spinal cord injury
Physiotherapy and FES with Fesia Walk
Fesia Walk is a new neurological rehabilitation and compensatory device designed to improve dorsiflexion (foot elevation) and plantarflexion (foot pressing down) for people suffering from foot drop and weakness as a result of central nervous system disease or injury.
During walking, the Fesia Walk electrically stimulates the motor nerves of the effected leg to achieve appropriate activation of the muscles that elevate (lift) or plantarflex (press down) the foot so that the walking pattern improves.
Advantages to this new device is that once it has been set up by your treating therapist it is easy for you to apply and use independently. Time taken to achieve correct placement of the electrodes is not an issue with this device as it has a multifield electrode (wraps around your leg) which allows for better selectivity of movement. The sensor and stimulator connect via bluetooth and the device is much more discreet than other devices such as those that require wires for connectivity/communication.
If you are interested in learning more about this new and exciting product, please contact us for further information, using the form at the bottom of this page.
How Does Neurotherapy Treatment Work?
We hold a brief conversation with you about what problems you struggle with and how you need help
We capture your personal details, discuss the costs and timings and arrange an appointment
During your first appointment, you share your goals with us and we conduct a physical assessment
We work with you to build a personalised treatment plan, during a scheduled period of intervention
We may prescribe some exercises to help you to address weakness, move more efficiently and improve your quality of life
We regularly review your progress and adjust your goals as you make improvements
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Motivational, personalised and tailored care, based on your individual goals and fully adapted to your abilities
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Neurological Problems We Help With
Range of Movement
Reduced Muscle Tone
Neurological Conditions We Support
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Balance Problems
• Brain Injury
• Brain Tumours
• Cerebral Palsy
• Functional Neurological Disorder
• Guillain-Barré Syndrome
• Hereditary Ataxias
• Motor Neurone Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Spinal Deformity and Injury
What Does Tailored Care Mean?
A Hands on Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan evolves around you – Entirely bespoke way of adapting movements
Small goals are adapted as your personalised treatment plan evolves and incremental goals are achieved
Your Confidence Levels
Supportive equipment is adapted to you and your individual confidence levels, abilities and goals
Your Own Personal Motivations
Based on goals that each individual person is actually motivated to achieve