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Can you name the different aspects of NMES?

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What Rx time range is used for NMES facilitation protocol?
What duty cycle (x:y) is used for NMES ROM protocol?
Indication or contraindication for NMES: disuse atrophy?
Indication or contraindication for NMES: abnormal tone, spasticity, or contracture
What frequency range is used to produce slow twitch contraction (in pps)?
Volitional contraction or e-stim: recruit progressively larger motor units as greater force is required?
True or false: sensory effects of NMES provide feedback during movement & can enhance volitional recruitment?
True or false: excessive swelling may increase impedence to e-stim?
What law: to stimulate excitable tissue, you must have a sudden variation in current flow (why denervated mm contraction is only seen when circuit is initially established)?
Electrodes should be placed over what for maximum effect of NMES?
Intermittent high force e-stim yields effects that are similar to what kind of training (with traditional exercise)?
True or false: motor points may move after a denervation injury?
What does NMES stand for?
Stimulating what may produce reciprocal inhibition of the spastic muscle?
Indication or contraindication for NMES: pacemaker or AICD?
What amplitude is used for NMES facilitation protocol?
What amplitude do you want for a NMES strengthening protocol?
What device should you use for NMES over very small muscle groups?
What waveform would you use for NMES if you wanted polar effects (besides biphasic asymmetrical)?
What amplitude is used for NMES spasticity protocol?
Indication or contraindication for NMES: Rx area affected by PVD, venous thrombosis or thrombophlebitis?
Volitional contraction or e-stim: follows size principle?
What duty cycle (x:y) is used for NMES spasticity protocol?
Volitional contraction or e-stim: slow twitch, fatigue resistant fibers recruited first?
What frequency range is used to produce fused tetanic contraction (in pps)?
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Volitional contraction or e-stim: does not utilize synaptic connections, CNS?
What is the frequency (bps) of Russian stim?
What is the first sign of denervation recovery, even in the absence of volitional contraction?
Volitional contraction or e-stim: stimulates peripheral nerve directly
What duty cycle (x:y) is used for NMES facilitation protocol?
What kind of circuit is most effective in producing excitation of denervated muscle?
What technique should you use for NMES over very small muscle groups?
What frequency range should be used for ALL of the NMES protocols?
What 2 waveforms are most commonly used for NMES?
Motor level stimulation of what may activate inhibitory interneurons at the spinal cord level (renshaw cells), fatigue the mm, & decrease tone?
What waveform would you use for NMES of a denervated muscle?
What Rx time range is used for NMES ROM protocol?
Indication or contraindication for NMES: Rx area over carotid sinus?
What waveform would you use for NMES for small muscle groups?
When stimulating denervated muscle, Russian or biphasic can be used for what kind of denervation?
What Rx time range is used for NMES spasticity protocol?
What is the carrier frequency (Hz) of Russian stim?
Volitional contraction or e-stim: order of muscle recruitment is random or reversed?
CCC>ACC>AOC>COC
Indication or contraindication for NMES: Rx of edema?
What duty cycle (x:y) should be used for NMES strengthening protocol?
Indication or contraindication for NMES? Rx area over anterior chest wall?
What is the interburst interval (msec) for Russian stim?
Prolonged low force e-stim yields effects that are similar to what kind of training (with traditional exercise)?
What is the Rx time range for NMES strengthening protocol?

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