Friday, May 1st, 2020
In this months blog our aim is to give an overview of electrical stimulation in its simplest terms. Sometimes this commonly used intervention can seem a bit daunting to both therapists and users who at not familiar with it. The variety of terminology, wide range of devices and debate on when and how to use it all helps add to the confusion and needless complexity.
In the most simplest terms, electrical stimulation is the sending of an electrical impulse from a device, usually via surface electrodes stuck to the skin, to a nerve. These electrical impulses can be used to generate muscle contractions, modulate nerves to reduce pain or provide a low level sensory stimulation.
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Self Management after a stroke, head injury or other neurological injury can be interpreted differently depending on whether you are the person who has suffered the injury, therapist or family member/carer. In this piece we try to explain what the principles are, how it should be done and what the evidence is behind it…