Home FES: An Exploratory Review
This review of literature focuses on the multiple uses of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and how this modality may be a valuable home-based therapy. Papers pertaining to home FES exercise were collected using the Web of Science, Google Scholar databases and collegial hints. In our opinion, the following statements summarize the results. FES may be used to induce health benefits in populations with paralysis, and in persons with musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and renal pathology. The EU Project Rise showed how FES could have a variety of encouraging outcomes for patients with denervated muscles following traumatic injuries. As suggested by recent literature, FES has proven to be a viable form of exercise for elderly individuals. Thus, Home FES may be an option for patients looking for an additional form of muscle and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
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