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  1. T Malone
  1. Rehabilitation Sciences – Physical Therapy, University of Kentucky, 900 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536, USA;

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    This case presentation provides evidence of the possible misuse of “home electrical stimulators” resulting in appreciable injury to the user. These devices are advertised as an easy route to a “six pack” set of abdominal muscles. The reality is that there is little evidence to support their use in exercise to achieve cosmetic or strength changes. Importantly, there may be people that are susceptible to the injury defined in this case, particularly with prolonged use (using the stimulator for several hours daily rather than in a short term traditional exercise session).