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Functional Electrical Stimulation
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is used to stimulate peripheral nerves, the "lower motor neurons" that connect the spinal cord to your muscles.
Stimulating these nerves evokes patterned movement of the legs or the arms. This is how FES enables your muscles to perform work even though you may have has lost all or some voluntary control of the muscles.
With our systems, you also have the ability to stimulate your "core muscles" during your therapy sessions. These muscles are the erector spinae muscles in your back and your abdominal muscles. These muscles are important for many activities including posture, transferring, reaching, balance and coughing.
Using both the RT300 Leg and the RT300 Leg & Arm, clients can stimulate up to 16 muscle groups in one or both legs, trunk, and arms.