The use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy

J. J. McCarthy, R. L. Finson, R. R. Betz

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Abstract

The use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is an emerging modality for the treatment of children with cerebral palsy. Early evidence has demonstrated improvements in strength, range of motion and motor control, with the use of NMES. Well designed prospective clinical trials will be needed to determine the role of NMES in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Gait
Subtitle of host publicationA New Millennium in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology
EditorsGerald F. Harris, Peter A. Smith
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages39-45
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0780364694, 9780780364691
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Annual International Conference on Shriners Pediatric Workshop/Symposium: A New Millennium of Discovery in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology - Chicago, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 200028 Jul 2000

Publication series

NamePediatric Gait: A New Millennium in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology

Conference

Conference22nd Annual International Conference on Shriners Pediatric Workshop/Symposium: A New Millennium of Discovery in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period23/07/0028/07/00

Keywords

  • Electrical stimulation
  • cerebral palsy
  • electrodes
  • spasticity
  • strengthening

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