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March 2015

Electrical Stimulation

CIMT Electrical StimulationElectrical stimulation can be used to strengthen muscles, re-educate muscles, target pain reduction, improve coordination, increase range of movement and reduce spasticity.

Electrical stimulation is most effective when used with a functional activity, such as combing hair when stimulating the biceps or releasing toys into a container while stimulating wrist extensors. Risk for burns is an important consideration, and contraindications such as cancer apply.

In the state of Maryland and in many other states, OT Practitioners may have to complete advanced training in physical agent modality application before using PAMS. Sometimes, therapists will also use a splint to ensure good positioning of other joints during electrical stimulation.

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