Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson's disease)
Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Presenters will discuss evidence supporting the use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) interventions to decrease impairment and improve function in adults and children with spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Presenters will provide suggestions for successful translation of evidence-based principles into clinical practice for effective use of FES interventions for these populations. Case examples and hands-on lab session will introduce attendees to various FES devices and provide instruction on how to manage the parameters of the FES devices to elicit the greatest response and positive outcomes in people with MS and SCI.