Video

FES evaluation

16 Jun

Last Wednesday, I travelled to Edmonton for an evaluation for using an FES bike. In this video you can see that my quad muscles are being stimulated, and even after 10 months of inactivity, they respond to electrical stimulation and the muscle can move my leg. As a result I have been given a green light to use an FES bike. I am considering acquiring 1 of these bikes once i leave the hospital and have my own residence. Over time, the bike will allow me to strengthen my leg muscles, and get some aerobic exercise, which in turn will strengthen my lungs and heart, and help me to rebuild my fitness level in spite of my paralysis.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: