This mode of Activity-Based Training activates the nervous system with the aim of retraining helpful movement. It targets many muscles at the same time while practicing a movement by using high frequency pulses. These higher pulses excite the central nervous system in such a way that it can promote neuroplasticity.
Differences between FES and NMES
FES is designed to stimulate the peripheral nervous system (the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord) by contracting specific muscle groups to achieve a task.
NMES uses HIGHER parameters designed to stimulate the spinal cord, increase neuroplasticity and send a signal back to the muscles that are associated with functional goals. NMES can help activate muscles with lower motor neuron injuries that do not respond to FES.--