Contact: Cynthia Chen
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Caption: In FES cycling, small electrical pulses are applied to the paralyzed muscles of an individual, stimulating the muscles to cycle on a stationary recumbent bicycle. The repetitive activity simulates movement and offers cardiovascular exercise similar to exercise that an able-bodied individual achieves through walking. New research from Kennedy Krieger Institute's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury shows that the results go far beyond basic health benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.kennedykrieger.org/overview/news/lower-extremity-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-promotes-recovery-in-spinal-cord-injury.
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