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Functional Electrical Stimulation & Technology Task Force

 

MISSION

To promote high quality research and evidence-based clinical applications of FES and other technologies for people with SCI. We also aim to raise awareness among clinicians and rehabilitation specialists about daily applications of functional electrical stimulation (FES) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). This may include the recommended sessions, frequency of applications and the effective parameters based on the goal of therapy and the clinical characteristics (age, body fatness, level of injury, time since injury) of persons with SCI. Our mission was recently expanded to incorporate technology.

 

NEW FES TASK FORCE WEBINAR SERIES

It’s inspiring, it’s informative — Join us!

The new quarterly FES Task Force Webinar Series will feature expert speakers on a variety of FES topics of interest. This is an opportunity to learn from and interact with the best in our field!  LEARN MORE >>

CHAIR

Ashraf S. Gorgey, MPT, PhD, FACSM, FACRM

Ashraf S. Gorgey, MPT, PhD, FACSM, FACRM

Chair, SCI-ISIG Functional Electrical Stimulation & Technology Task Force

Chief of Spinal Cord Injury Research, Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center
Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

TASK FORCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Programming at ACRM, CSM and ASIA meetings
  • Rehab Outlook article
  • Educational pages for APMR
  • Develop educational pre-meeting workshops
    • Stimulation parameters
    • Frequency/Dosing of applications of FES
    • Applications targeting different systems
    • Incorporate current applications of exoskeletons and brain-computer interfaces

 

TASK FORCE GOALS

  • Identify products related to FES and different technology and their benefits to  persons with SCI
    • Educational pages in APMR
    • Need to solicit new ideas
  • Identify items to place on the website to inform clinicians and consumers
  • Identify new members and re-institute regular conference calls