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Foot Drop is the inability to lift the foot correctly during walking due to the weakness or paralysis of the muscles. ...

Foot Drop is the inability to lift the foot correctly during walking due to the weakness or paralysis of the muscles.

When one has a stroke, the part of the brain that controls the muscles to the foot may be affected, causing Foot Drop.

Many types of braces, or Ankle Foot Orthosis are available as treatment options to maintain mobility.

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    • Strokeand Foot DropTreatment Solutions
    • Foot Drop
      the inability to lift the foot correctly during walking due to the weakness or paralysis of the muscles
      shuffling of the foot
      high stepping gait
      or
      possibly catching a toe, tripping and falling
    • Stroke and Foot Drop
      When one has a stroke, the part of the brain that controls the muscles to the foot may be affected, causing Foot Drop
      Please note - many other diseases and injuries may result in foot drop and it is essential to obtain a proper diagnosis from a qualified medical professional.
    • Many Treatment Options
      Many types of braces, or ankle foot orthosis (AFO)
    • full assessment by a Certified Orthotist
      appropriate AFO solution
    • Types of Custom Made AFO
      Flexible – a plastic brace worn inside the shoe, offering good “lift” for the foot
      Rigid - a plastic brace worn inside the shoe, offering complete immobilization and control of the foot and ankle and good control of the knee
      Hinged – a plastic brace worn inside the shoe, offering good lift for the foot with good side to side control and some knee control with adjustable dorsiflexion
      Conventional - a metal and leather brace attached to the outside of the shoe offering good control of the foot, ankle and knee and allowing for swelling
    • Flexible AFO
    • Rigid AFO
      similar to flexible AFO, but stiffer
      no dorsiflexion
      no side to side motion
      Reinforced at the back of the ankle
    • Hinged AFO
      allows for controlled motion of the ankle
      good control of the foot, ankle and knee
    • Conventional AFO
      made of metal and leather
      good control of foot, ankle & knee
      attached outside of the shoe
      allowances for swelling
    • Making a Custom Made AFO
    • The WalkAide® System
      Revolutionary medical device
      Gentle functional electrical stimulation driven by computer programming
      Signals the muscles in the leg to contract and lift the foot at the appropriate time
    • Ready Made Ankle Foot Orthoses
      Appropriate in some cases
      variable sizes
      Trulife Matrix
      good support
      provided that the proper type is used and the fit is good
      Plastic ready made AFO’s
    • Cost
    • More Information
      Click through for more information on:
      Ankle Foot Orthoses AFO
      Walkaide – Living with Foot Drop
      Walkaide – Breakthrough Medical Treatment for Foot Drop
      To find a Certified Orthotist in Canada go to:
      http://www.pando.ca/member_search.php
    • Thank You
      For more information or a free copy of this presentation, please contact Linda at lindalaakso@customorthotic.ca
      www.customorthotic.ca