Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Conditions the Benefit from iFES
Managing MS Symptoms
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Restorative Therapies can help.
Because multiple sclerosis can impact the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves, individuals can experience impairments in strength, coordination, tone, spasticity, and fatigue which can result in decreased independence in mobility and daily living activities.
If you have MS and are looking for a therapy option, Restorative Therapies is the answer.
How Restorative Therapies Can Help
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, rehabilitation is an essential part of health care for people with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease. Studies have shown that FES therapies can assist in maintaining function and slowing the progression of the disease. This results in improvements in mobility and quality of life. Restorative Therapies' iFES can be customized to benefit individuals with varying levels of severity regardless of disease classification.
The various benefits for MS include:
- Muscle strengthening
- Motor control
- Coordination control
- Tone reduction
- Range of motion
- Interval training for energy conservation
- “The immediate benefit we see in patients using the RT300 is movement. Patients who could not otherwise exercise in this way can do it. The feedback from the device is essential - the asymmetry display, speed, distance - being able to see the effort they are putting in and getting the assistance where there is weakness or loss of motor function from the FES. Giving them the ability to maximize a motor contraction results in strength and circulatory benefits.” –Dr. Stephen Kanter, PT, DPT, Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services for the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice in NYC
- “Significant reduction in spasticity for over 24 hours” –Krause, 2007.
- "Pilot randomized controlled trial of functional electrical stimulation cycling exercise in people with multiple sclerosis with mobility disability." - Edwards T, Motl RW, Sebastião E, Pilutti LA. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2018 Nov;26:103-111.