Adult Occupational Therapy in MarylandThe Bioness Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Devices deliver programmed, low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles in your arm or leg. These FES devices may be used to facilitate neurological reeducation, reduce impairments and to increase daily functional activities.  Bioness FES Devices can help patients regain/relearn natural use and movement. Common Conditions that can benefit:

  • stroke
  • multiple sclerosis
  • brain injury
  • incomplete spinal cord injury
  • cerebral palsy

L300 Plus System

This system stimulates nerves in your lower leg to activate muscles that pick up the foot, as well as nerves in your thigh to activate muscles that extend or bend your knee. It uses a sensor placed in the shoe to detect when your foot is on or off the ground and sends electrical stimulation impulses accordingly.  Potential benefits can include:

  • Re-education of muscles
  • Promotes increased speed and stability when walking
  • Reduces potential to trip over foot, which can lead to decreased fall risk
  • Promotes knee control and stability
  • Reduce muscle spasticity
  • Maintain or increase range of motion
  • Can eliminate need for rigid AFO (ankle-foot orthosis)

 

H200 Wireless System

This system stimulates nerves in your lower arm to activate muscles that open and/or close your hand.  Potential benefits can include:

  • Re-education of muscles
  • Improve volitional movement of the hand and wrist
  • Increase independence in activities of daily living, such as dressing and eating
  • Reduce muscle spasticity
  • Maintain or increase range of motion

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