Surface funcational electrical stimulation (FES) for walking in complete spinal cord lesioned (SCL) individuals

BIERING-SORENSEN, F, MAXWELL, DJ, HELLER, Ben, MARQUES, AM, CLOOSTERMANS, JTMM and HERMENS, HJ (2000). Surface funcational electrical stimulation (FES) for walking in complete spinal cord lesioned (SCL) individuals. In: 5th Annual Conference of the International Funcational Electrical Stimulatio Society, Aalborg, Denmark, 18-20 June 2000. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Aim: Improve gait in individuals with incomplete SCL. Methods: After inclusion, an initial assessment was performed including ASIA, FIM, walking endurance, and Observational Gait Analysis (OGA). A FES-strategy was developed. The FES was used at home and adjusted in the centre before a final assessment. Participants: 72 came for initial evaluation, and 31 had the wish to continue the use of FES after termination of the study. FES-strategy:Of these 14 used one channel, 16 two channels, and 1 three channels for stimulation. 26 used unilateral, and 5 bilateral stimulation. In 28 instances the flexor withdrawal reflex was used, in 10 quadriceps, and in 9 the dorsiflexors. Results: No significant difference was found for the walking endurance, but the gait was evaluated to be better by the OGA. Conclusion: For selected incomplete SCL individuals surface FES deliver an improved quality of walking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 11:53
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13139

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