Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation is the use of electrical current across the skin to activate a nerve or muscle. The electrical current is conducted through the skin with the use of electrode pads. Electrical stimulation can be used on the upper and lower extremities. Currently Medical Support Services, Inc. has three types of electrical stimulation. These include: TENS, NMES, and biofeedback. Since the electrical stimulation units are portable, it is possible to use the stimulation during functional tasks.

Candidates for referral may include:

Cerebral Palsy

Stroke

Traumatic Brain Injury

Peripheral nerve injuries

Spasticity or increased muscle tone

Disuse atrophy or muscle weakness

Orthopedic conditions

Neurological conditions

 Areas of improvement that can be expected include:  Increase in muscular strength and endurance  Facilitate motor recruitment during function  Decrease spasticity  Increase range of motion  Promote circulation  Improve body awareness  Improvements in function  Decrease in pain

Areas of improvement that can be expected include:

Increase in muscular strength and endurance

Facilitate motor recruitment during function

Decrease spasticity

Increase range of motion

Promote circulation

Improve body awareness

Improvements in function

Decrease in pain