Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)


About the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Exercise Program 

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technique by which electrical currents are applied to nerves supplying paralysed or weakened muscle through electrodes placed on the surface of the skin (transcutaneous).  This current delivers the necessary stimulation to elicit a muscle contraction with the purpose of providing functionally useful movements which can aide in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes. 

Interested in FES please see the following links: 

Watch a quick video! (5 minutes)  

Steadward Centre Program Guide

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How to Get Started? 

An initial consultation/ screening is required through the Corbett Hall Student Physical Therapy Clinic. Assessments  can be booked at 780-248-2070 or For more information please visit their website here.


FES programs options in the Edmonton area:

1.  The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement, 1-670 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta

2.  Saville Community Sport Centre, 11520 – 65 Avenue NW, University of Alberta (South Campus)

3.  Don Wheaton YMCA, 10211 102 Ave NW

For more information please contact Jessica Imppola at 780-492-5759 or