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FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION BIKE (FES BIKE)

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a co-ordinated electrical current causing muscles to contract during stationary biking. This cycling pattern exercises a patient's muscles as walking, running or cycling would do in a normal person.

What does FES cycling do?

Research has shown some positive benefits:

  • Increase in bulk of stimulated muscles
  • Increase in bone density in some leg bones
  • Reduced body fat content
  • Improved cardiovascular health (fitness training)
  • Reduced risk of diabetes (improved glucose tolerance)
  • Reduced spasticity in stimulated muscles
  • Maintained flexibility
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