Lower Limb Problems

FES Treatment For Foot Drop

Foot drop is the term commonly used to describe an inability to lift the foot when taking a step. This can happen following a central nervous systems problem such as:

Pace FES System

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
  • Other neurological conditions.

If you have Foot Drop, you could experience any of the following symptoms/problems:

  • Trips and Falls
  • Reduced walking endurance
  • Reduced confidence when walking
  • Decrease  in walking speed
  • Reduced social independence
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Increased effort and concentration when walking
  • Balance difficulties
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Reduce fatigue

FES Treatment has been clinically proven to:Walkaid FES System

  • Increase walking speed
  • Improve walking endurance
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Improve local circulation

Assessment:

  • Initial Assessment may take up to 1.5 hours.
  • It is an opportunity to trial the stimulator and experience the beneficial effects it can have on your walking pattern.
  • The therapist can then independently advice you on the stimulators available  which will best suit your needs.

Treatment:

  • Bioness SetupProvision of the chosen stimulator.
  • Full educational support on the use of the system.
  • Follow up  sessions to ensure optimal benefit is gained  from the use of the stimulator.
  • Walking re-education whilst using the stimulator.
  • Individualised home exercise programmes on request.
  • Advice/assessment and provision of light weight ankle splints.

How much does it cost?