2019 NMES Lab Scenarios.doc - ELECTROTHERAPY LAB UNIT II...

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ELECTROTHERAPY LAB UNIT II NMES 1. Your patient is a 16 y/o competitive basketball player who had a significant muscle strain to the left rectus femoris and vastus medialis. She has been in a universal knee immobilizer for 2 weeks and presents to PT today with significant weakness into left knee extension. Plan of Care: Use NMES with Russian protocol to strengthen the left rectus femoris and vastus medialis. 2. Your patient is a 66-year-old woman with complaints of tightness and spasticity in her left hand and wrist and the inability to use the hand functionally. She holds her left hand and wrist in flexion and is unable to overcome the spasticity in order to perform active wrist extension. Her past medical history reveals a right CVA one month prior with resulting left hemiplegia. Plan of Care: Use NMES to decrease her wrist flexor spasticity in order to increase her left
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  • Summer '18
  • Thornton
  • muscle atrophy, Plan of Care

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