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Functional electrostimulation (FES)

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a general term. It includes electrical treatments that aim to restore a lost function. 

Examples of such functions include

  • regaining muscle strength after long-term illness, injury or surgery
  • regaining range of motion, reducing joint stiffness prolonged immobilisation (e.g. after removal of a plaster cast after a fracture)
  • increasing the strength of weakened pelvic floor muscles (stress incontinence)
  • reducing sphincter muscle overactivity (urge incontinence)
  • regaining mobility (in case of stroke, paralysis),
  • improving blood circulation,
  • etc.

Functional stimulation can therefore be of many types. 

Contraindications to the use of a functional stimulator

  • pregnancy
  • presence of a pacemaker
  • Age. Under 16 years of age only if justified and under supervision.
  • In case of acute thrombosis or thrombophlebitis
  • Near trauma, near haemorrhages
  • In case of epilepsy
  • Near tumour tissue