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SCI-ISIG Webinar


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Is Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Safe and Feasible After Acute Spinal Cord Injury?

With guest speaker Dr. Chester Ho, Professor and Division Director, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta


This webinar will inform clinicians and researchers why they should consider the use of FES cycling in acute SCI and how it is safe and feasible to do so.


Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the potential benefits of functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling early after spinal cord injury (SCI)
  2. Describe the lessons learned from FES cycling early after acute SCI
  3. Discuss the future research and clinical opportunities for FES cycling early after acute SCI


Dr. Chester Ho is a Professor and Division Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), Endowed Chair of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research at the University of Alberta; and Alberta Health Services (AHS) Edmonton Zone Section Chief of PM&R, and AHS Senior Medical Director for the Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical Network. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Cambridge in UK, before moving to the United States where he completed his residency in PM&R at the Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and fellowship in SCI Medicine at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey. Dr. Ho has a special clinical and research interest in the health services delivery for persons with SCI, as well as the rehabilitation management following SCI, such as the use of functional electrical stimulation to promote neurorecovery. He is particularly interested in the integration of research into clinical practice.