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Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation

presented by Pam Kikillus, PT, DHSc, OCS, CHT, FAAOMPT

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Financial: Pam Kikillus receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Pam Kikillus has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 65 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 28 Minutes

This course will review the application and parameters for the successful use of neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation in the clinical setting. Highlights will include avoiding typical pitfalls in the application of NMES. Troubleshooting will include electrode selection and placement, number of channels, pulse width and rate, and the duty cycle. Examples will be demonstrated of applications and successful troubleshooting during these applications. The applicable audience includes PTs, PTAs, OT, COTAs, and ATCs.

Meet Your Instructor

Pam Kikillus, PT, DHSc, OCS, CHT, FAAOMPT

Pam Kikillus received her entry-level physical therapy degree and a Doctor of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis. She is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, a certified hand therapist, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She practices physical therapy and provides clinical mentorship at Olympic Sport and…

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1. The Parameters and Background Information

This chapter will provide a review of NMES terminology and meanings. It will explain indications for successful NMES use and situations in which NMES is not indicated.

2. NMES Variables: Examples in Action

This chapter will provide examples and demonstrations of the NMES variables in action. Specific examples of electrode selection and placement, pulse width, and rate will be provided.

3. Troubleshooting for Success

This chapter will provide demonstrations of the inadequate application of NMES. There will be explanations for decisions in the troubleshooting process. Demonstrations will then be done after the correct adjustments have been implemented.

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