Description: This lecture provides a brief overview of the evidence for electrical stimulation in UL rehabilitation after stroke, and discusses features of successful intervention protocols. Common applications of electrical stimulation for the UL are described, with a guide to the choice of stimulation parameters. Strategies for increasing the efficacy of electrical stimulation when difficulties eliciting a muscle contraction are discussed.

Learning objectives: By the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Outline the evidence for the use of ES in the UL after stroke
  • Discuss the applications of ES in the UL after stroke
  • Discuss the range of parameters used in ES
  • Outline strategies for trouble shooting when difficulties with ES are experienced

Presenter: This 1-hr webinar was presented by:

Dr Simone Dorsch, PhD BAppSci(Physio), MHlthSci,

Physiotherapist & Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Sydney
Director, The StrokeEd Collaboration