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Improving Pain and Functional Mobility Using E-stim and Exercise Following a Stroke

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Mar 30, 2022 11:20:19 PM

This 78-year-old woman (a left below knee amputee for 30-years) suffered a stroke and received four weeks of inpatient rehabilitation. Due to severe hip pain and inability to perform self-care, she was then referred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation services. Prior to her stroke, this woman lived alone and was independent with self-care and mobility while wearing her prosthesis.

Physical and Occupational Therapy: (5x/week x 6 weeks)

OmniVersa® Ultrasound/Electrotherapy System

- Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) to the left hip for pain relief.

Additional Interventions

- Neuro re-education, sitting balance, bed mobility, transfer training, and wheelchair mobility.

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This woman is excited about success in therapy! She states, “It [PENS] lessened the pain so I could move better and sit up. Then I was able to work on transfers and walking and eventually move from the nursing home to personal care. I am currently very active in personal care and attend almost all the programs.” She frequently tells people about how her therapists “gave her a life back!”

Topics: Pain Management, Patient Success Story, OmniVersa