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The purpose of this study was to observe how FES can improve the side effect of drop foot resulting from a stroke. It was hypothesized that FES can improve the side effect of drop foot caused by a stroke. This study was a randomized, quantitative experimental design study that consisted of two groups whose participants were recruited from local physical therapy clinics: FES group (10 participants) and control group (10 participants). Intervention occurred for six weeks, five days a week for one-hour sessions. Outcomes were measured by passive and active ROM along with pain levels. Limitations in this study are the small sample size and the inability for the study to remain blinded. Future studies on this topic with larger sample sizes would be beneficial.

Publication Date

Spring 2022


Boiling Springs, NC


Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences

Functional Electrical Stimulation for Treatment of Drop Foot in Stroke Victims