Electrical Stimulation for Muscle Recovery Post CVA


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Target Audience

Health professionals.


  • Discuss the indications, contraindications, and precautions related to using functional electrical stimulation (FES) post cerebral vascular accident (CVA). 
  • Differentiate between normal muscle activation and FES-evoked activation.
  • Design an electrical stimulation treatment session for post CVA muscle recovery and adjust parameters for optimal contraction.


Allison Larson, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Larson is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Physical Therapist with Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. She has more than 8 years of experience treating patients with neurological deficits in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Dr. Larson received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in 2010. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Dr. Larson does not have any financial relationship(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

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Date of original release: February 13, 2019
Most recent review/update: February 13, 2019
Termination date: February 12, 2022

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