Functional electrical stimulation (FES) for hand injury
The STIWELL® offers a wide range of therapeutic options for arm and hand rehabilitation (for injuries, surgeries, chronic complaints) from the acute to the chronic phase. It can also have a positive impact on a wide diversity of accompanying symptoms.
Nerve regeneration, muscle strengthening, and support for the training of everyday movements
FES is applied mainly in the active training phase to restore the joint and gripping function. Everyday movements can be improved by multi-channel stimulation and the option of EMG-triggered movement (Hara et al. 2013). Functional training can also increase strength, and improve endurance and coordination. It is also possible to train with just the STIWELL® biofeedback programmes and purely visual feedback.
In the treatment of lesions of the lower motor neuron in (partial) denervation, the STIWELL® is used to improve the function, mobility, blood circulation, and reinnervation (Gordon & English 2016).
Added benefits of therapy with the STIWELL®
The STIWELL® also has a positive impact on a wide variety of symptoms accompanying arm and hand injuries. Swelling, connective tissue adhesions, or pain can be treated within functional training or through custom programmes.
STIWELL® user stories
Gordon, T., & English, A. W. (2016). Strategies to promote peripheral nerve regeneration: electrical stimulation and/or exercise. European Journal of Neuroscience, 43(3), 336-350.
Hara, Y., Obayashi, S., Tsujiuchi, K., & Muraoka, Y. (2013). The effects of electromyography‑controlled functional electrical stimulation on upper extremity function and cortical perfusion in stroke patients. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(10), 2008‑2015.