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:
- 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
- Reduce fatigue
- Increase walking speed
- Improve walking endurance
- Improve muscle strength
- Improve local circulation
- 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.
- Provision 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.