Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for Neurological Conditions
If you have difficulty walking due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, incomplete spinal cord injury or other neurological conditions you might be a candidate for this assistive walking device. We have trained Physiotherapists who offer comprehensive evaluation, fitting and follow up for the Odstock® Dropped Foot Stimulator.
Function Electrical Stimulation (FES) can help patients who have a dropped foot due to upper motor neuron lesions. Such conditions would include:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Spinal cord injuries (T12 and above)
- Parkinson's Disease (PD)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Hereditary spastic paraparesis
The Odstock® Dropped Foot Stimulator applies small electrical pulses to the common peroneal nerve through skin-surface electrodes, producing dorsiflexion and eversion, lifting the foot in swing and stabilizing the ankle when it is returned to the ground.
Use of the Odstock® Dropped Foot Stimulator has been shownh to:
- Reduce the effort of walking
- Increase speed of walking
- Improve confidence and independence
- Reduce tripping and falling
- Improve quality of life