There are a variety of applications which are listed below by category. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. This section includes the exercise of completely paralyzed muscled through the spectrum of rehabilitating muscles from disuse atrophy. The listing will reflect this diversity.
Also, it is key to understand that results and applications will vary depended on symptom and function limitations related to the condition. If you find something of interest, please contact the vendor directly to find a trained professional in your area.
Resources and Support Organizations
- FES Rowing– This project develops new technology that enables paraplegics to participate in a mainstream activity for health, leisure and sport.
International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society– To introduce practical applications of electrical stimulation for the management of disabilities encountered in every day clinical settings.
Healthy Now, Preparing for the Future– A webinar broadcasted on Livestream and an educational handout on ways to exercise and stay fit presented by Lindsay Huisman
The National Center for Physical Activity and Disability– An information center concerned with physical activity and disability.
- Exoskeleton Report – an entirely volunteer-based organization focused exclusively on exoskeletons, exosuits, and wearable devices that exert a force on the user