Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation Course
January 20 – March 2 2024
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a valuable therapeutic tool for the restoration and retraining of voluntary motor function, and is commonly used in the treatment of patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Physical therapists and occupational therapists will benefit from the evidence-based, clinically focused approach to FES provided in this course, which includes six weeks of online instruction comprised of pre-recorded lectures, live webinars, self-directed hands-on activities, additional readings, and online quizzes. The course is designed for therapists based nationally and internationally to advance their knowledge and practice in the use of FES.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand how each stimulation parameter affects the neurophysiological response.
- Appropriately manipulate stimulation parameters.
- Identify neurological clients who are appropriate for FES.
- Apply one- and two-channel FES efficiently & effectively.
- Modify the application of FES in real time.
This online course is organized into six units, each of which is covered in one week of class time. Over the course of each week, you are expected to watch one pre-recorded lecture (0.5-1 hours), participate in one live webinar (1 hour) (webinars are recorded for those with scheduling conflicts), and complete one or two short self-directed hands-on activities. In addition, online quizzes are scheduled each week and discussion boards are open for ongoing Q&A about course content. You can expect to spend between four and six hours per week on the course.
Live webinars will be scheduled based on learner availability.
Kristin Musselman BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD
Please register here: https://form.jotform.com/uoftpt/FES-Registration
Please note, the deadline to register is Jan 7, 2024.
Refund for withdrawal from the course is subject to a $75.00 administration fee and must be made 5 days prior to the commencement of a course.
We reserve the right to cancel this course if there is insufficient registrants.