Electrical Stimulation Therapy

Electrical Stimulation therapy involves the use of electrical currents that activate nerve-supplying muscles affected by paralysis. These types of paralysis may be caused due to neurological conditions such as a spinal cord injury, a head injury, or a stroke. The physiotherapist has full control over the electrical currents supplied to our body. The electrical currents will be controlled using switches and dials. Physio electrotherapy can also be carried out at home by using button switches, heel switches, and joint position sensors.

The machine proving the current will have two surface electrodes. These surface electrodes will be placed on skins that act as a connection pathway between the electrical simulator and the nerves.

When is Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) therapy required?

Electrotherapy physiotherapy is required when a person wants to cure damage to the central nervous system such as a food drop. A food drop cannot be executed properly because of the weakness of muscles that are used to pick the foot upwards. The Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) therapy applies short bursts of electric currents that are set at a safe level. These electric currents will treat the affected nerves. Moreover, it will also strengthen the weakened muscles and restore their proper function. The physio electrotherapy will also help in assisting the upper limb movement. Moreover, the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) therapy will also act as bladder and bowel control for people facing a spinal cord injury.


Go Rehab has the best team to carry out safe and secure Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) therapy. We provide multiple services such as electrical stimulation therapy, electrotherapy treatment, electrical muscle stimulation therapy, inferential electrotherapy, and massage electrotherapy. All of these methods will provide several benefits to the patient. First of all, it would resolve the issue of standing up properly. After all these treatments, people will be able to stand, walk and make full use of their hands.

The Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) therapy will also help in Osteoporosis prevention. Furthermore, it will also improve cardiovascular health. People will be able to walk in a normal way and move at an increased pace. Most people might feel uncomfortable pain, but it is considered normal. Moreover, the ability to things using your body will improve drastically. Lastly, patients won't be dependent on others anymore and will improve their quality of life.

Go Rehab is different from others because we provide online services. People will be able to make appointments online.


Getting in touch with Go rehab is easy. Simply complete our online form, call us on 0330 010 0160 or email info@gorehab.co.uk. We’ll be able to provide you with a no-obligation quote for your required service and tell you much more about how we can help.


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