What is Electrical Stimulation?
Electrical stimulation produces muscle contractions via electrodes placed on the skin. Our Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists may use electrical stimulation to stimulate nerve and muscle fibres to help activate very weak muscles or to increase endurance.
There is strong evidence that electrical stimulation is beneficial for:
- Strengthening muscles as a substitute for muscle activity
- Gait retraining
- Maintaining joint range of motion following orthopaedic procedures
- Increase local blood circulation
- Improve sensory recovery
- Using along with Botulinum toxin injections toassist with optimising active range, hand function and spasticity.
As this therapy is thought to promote neuroplasticity it is recommended as an intensive method of therapy and a specific goal directed program will be tailored by your therapist in conjunction with you and your child in order to identify ways that this therapy can be built into your everyday.
Who: Children (infants to 18 years) who will benefit from this intervention include those with:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Acquired brain injury
- Erbs Palsy
- Brachial plexus injury
- Spinal injury
- Following Botulinum Toxin injections.
When: During Office hours 8.00am – 6.00pm
Where: Individual Therapy Rooms
Provided by: One of our experienced Occupational Therapists and/or Physiotherapists
Booking method: Through Reception or Click Here
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