Do not let foot drop or other walking problems hold you back anymore. Patients who suffer from walking problems now have more options. While traditional AFOs (Ankle Foot Orthoses) still provide great assistance to patients with drop foot, a new device has come about which may change how drop foot is treated. The WalkAide is a device which uses FES (functional electrcial stimulation) at low levels to trigger muscle responses in patients who thought their walking days were over!
Candidates for the WalkAide are those who suffer from drop foot due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS), stroke (CVA), CP, ALS, incomplete spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injuries.
The WalkAide’s primary purpose is to help individuals walk better if they currently suffer from the existence of drop foot. The WalkAide is an FDA approved device that has also won the daVinci Award. The daVinci Award recognizes the most innovative developments from around the globe for assistive and adaptive technologies.
Call today for a free evaluation for the WalkAide or any other orthopedic brace. Rinella Orthotics is primarily located in Pavilion A of Silver Cross Hospital, suite 445. Pain relief and improved walking ability is within reach for many people if they just try to get the assistance says Daniel Rinella (president of Rinella Orthotics) – “We are here to help”.