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Cycling With Functional Electrical Stimulation After Spinal Cord Injury: What's in It for Me?

      Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is an intervention that uses an electrical current to activate weak or paralyzed muscles. The combination of FES with a bike, or cycle, is called FES cycling. The goal is to help people with paralysis or weakness to perform cycling. Sometimes the FES is needed to turn on muscles for motion because the limbs are completely paralyzed; in other cases it may mean that the FES will help weak muscles to get stronger contractions to make it easier to cycle.
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