The effects of an electrical muscle stimulation training intervention on physiological measures in a spinal cord injury male

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Title: The effects of an electrical muscle stimulation training intervention on physiological measures in a spinal cord injury male
Authors: McCormack, KirstiCarty, AmandaCoughlan, GarrettCrowe, LouisCaulfield, Brian
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Date: Apr-2010
Online since: 2010-08-18T14:20:56Z
Abstract: Participation in aerobic exercise activity is considered necessary for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to reduce the potential development of common co-morbidities associated with SCI such as cardiovascular (CV) disease, reduced bone mineral density (BMD), increases in body fat and decreases in lean body mass. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) has been advocated as offering a feasible exercise regime to SCI individuals. FES studies have reported improvements in BMD, CV fitness, body composition (BC) and quality of life (QOL), however its application is limited by its effect on muscle fatigue, as well as the need for specialist equipment and training. Recently, researchers have developed a new type of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) system, which appears to overcome the above issues. This system has improved heart rate (HR) and peak muscle oxygen consumption (VO2) within Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients, obese and sedentary adults [3,4]. An SCI population may benefit from a similar intervention and justifies further research into the effects this EMS system may have on SCI.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: EMSSpinal cord injury
Subject LCSH: Electric stimulation
Spinal cord--Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Prevention
Exercise therapy
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at the 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter), 15th & 16th April 2010, University of Salford, U.K.
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