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    Stim Glutes on FES?

    My kiddo has been using the FES bike for awhile now. (She is C6)
    When we started, the PT put stim on both glutes in addition to her thighs.
    Lately, the glute stims have been abandoned because it is easier set-up.

    I just started thinking about this on the drive home and I'm wondering if we should put those stickies back on the glutes?

    Comments from other FES users?

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    This would be advisable to help maintain muscle bulk there for prevention of pressure ulcers, as the muscle mass helps to pad the bony prominences (ie, the ischiums). FES there also is known to increase blood flow and oxygenation, and has even been used to help pressure ulcers in that location to heal.

    (KLD)

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    I'm a C6 FES'er too and I do the glutes for the same reasons KLD states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    This would be advisable to help maintain muscle bulk there for prevention of pressure ulcers, as the muscle mass helps to pad the bony prominences (ie, the ischiums). FES there also is known to increase blood flow and oxygenation, and has even been used to help pressure ulcers in that location to heal.

    (KLD)
    Do people do this because they are incomplete and this is part of a progression towards walking with forearm crutches or is this something that is like a standing frame that should be done for the rest of your life (if you are complete and a FES would be the only way of ever stimulating these muscles)?

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    Pressure sore help?

    Pressure sore help?


    Lately I have been reading lots of posts from pressure sore sufferers and I know good diet, pressure relief and so on are important but If one of the causes of pressure sores in the SCI community is loss of muscle mass due to inactivity would something like this help? Has anybody tried one?

    http://health-fitness.hsn.com/slende...hf|1374&cm_re=

    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    This would be advisable to help maintain muscle bulk there for prevention of pressure ulcers, as the muscle mass helps to pad the bony prominences (ie, the ischiums). FES there also is known to increase blood flow and oxygenation, and has even been used to help pressure ulcers in that location to heal.

    (KLD)
    Last edited by darty; 05-28-2010 at 09:05 AM.
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    Pad Placement

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    Quote Originally Posted by darty View Post
    Pressure sore help?


    Lately I have been reading lots of posts from pressure sore sufferers and I know good diet, pressure relief and so on are important but If one of the causes of pressure sores in the SCI community is loss of muscle mass due to inactivity would something like this help? Has anybody tried one?

    http://health-fitness.hsn.com/slende...hf|1374&cm_re=
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