What to Expect in a Therapy Session
For Patients & Families
Supporting You Throughout Your iFES Therapy Session
Interested in trying a Restorative Therapies iFES system, but not sure what to expect? Take comfort knowing we’re with you every step of the way.
Before Your Session
Before you begin your iFES session, your clinician will customize your program and set you up on the system. Setup takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the number of muscle groups you will be stimulating.
During Your Session
To start, your clinician will place electrodes on up to 12 muscle groups and will customize the stimulation settings just for you.
The sensation of iFES you experience will depend on your specific neurological impairment or condition. If you have a complete spinal cord injury, you may not feel the iFES below the level of injury. If you have an incomplete spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or other neurological condition, others have described a tingling sensation that’s usually well-tolerated.
All of our iFES systems have very flexible stimulation parameters. Your clinician can customize stimulation settings for each muscle group to obtain the best muscle response while keeping the iFES sensation you experience safe and comfortable.