Treat Foot Drop with WalkAide
August 01, 2008
The WalkAide® is a functional electric stimulation (FES) device for treatment of upper-motor neuron-related foot drop. It uses sophisticated sensor technology and FES, which stimulates the nerves that dorsiflex the foot at the appropriate time during the gait cycle, producing a much more natural and efficient walking pattern. There is no switch in the patient's shoe, allowing him to even walk barefoot when appropriate. Walking speed increases while the energy used for walking is reduced. To learn more about the WalkAide and how to locate the nearest WalkAide-trained location, visit our website and go to our facility locator page.