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Nerves communicate through electrochemical signals. Neuromodulation techniques, such as electrical stimulation can modulate or modify the signals transmitted by nerves. Your physical therapist can use interventions that improves motor function and aspects of neural activity. Neuromodulation is involved in shaping the "conversation" or signaling within the nervous system.

Neuromodulation can be incredible beneficial in helping kids with upper motor neuron conditions (such as cerebral palsy) and lower motor neuron injuries such as (spina bifida) to improve motor function and alter neuronal plasticity.

In the realm of electrical stimulation expert knowledge becomes the compass guiding you towards your goals. Understanding the intricacies of both nerve and motor patterns is paramount to ensuring precise and effective interventions to reach your desired outcomes.

As a therapist, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of e-stim in enhancing movement. It is something I believe strongly that all children should have access to for optimal treatment outcomes.

As I always say - "Know your device, know your parameters, know your movement goals"!

Kristin Girshin, PT, DPT, PCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Board Certified Clinical Pediatric Specialist

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