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2.3. FES Promotes Recovery in Chronic SCI
FES article in Science Daily
4 March 2013
Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Promotes Recovery in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
A new study by Kennedy Krieger Institute's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (Epub ahead of print) finds that long-term lower extremity functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling, as part of a rehabilitation regimen, is associated with substantial improvements in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Improvements include neurological and functional gains, as well as enhanced physical health demonstrated by decreased fat, increased muscle mass and improved lipid profile.
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