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WalkAide - breakthrough treatment for Foot Drop


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The WalkAide has been described as "a brain in a box" - it sends messages that would normally come from your brain to your muscles, using sensors that analyze how your foot and leg move. The technology, known as Myo-Orthotics goes beyond the traditional brace; it uses gentle electrical stimulation to restore nerve-to-muscle function.

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WalkAide - breakthrough treatment for Foot Drop

  1. 1. The WalkAide®System<br />Breakthrough medical treatment for <br />Foot Drop<br />WalkAide® fitted by<br />Certified Orthotists at <br />Linda LaaksoB.Sc.,C.O.(c)<br />Certified Orthotist<br /><br />
  2. 2. The WalkAide® System<br />Revolutionary medical device<br />Gentle functional electrical stimulation driven by computer programming<br />Treats Foot Drop<br />Signals the muscles in the leg to contract and lift the foot while walking<br /><br />
  3. 3. What is Foot Drop?<br />weakness or paralysis of the muscles lifting the front part of the foot<br />causes dragging the foot and toes or high-stepping walk<br />also known as dropfoot, drop foot and foot drop<br /><br />
  4. 4. Who Can Use WalkAide® ?<br />people who have Foot Drop as diagnosed by a Medical Doctor<br />condition is related to a stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis or other neurological condition<br />not using a pacemaker <br />not subject to seizures<br /><br />
  5. 5. How Does WalkAide® Work?<br />To create a muscle movement, the brain sends a small electrical stimulation through the nerves to the muscles to cause a contraction. <br />The muscle contraction or tightening causes the body part to move.<br />When the brain is not able to send the message to specific muscles of the leg or foot, the foot is not able to lift and will drop or drag.<br />The WalkAide System is a computer programmable source for the electrical message directly to the muscles.<br /><br />
  6. 6. How Does WalkAide® Work?<br />The WalkAide is attached to the leg just above the calf muscle <br />When the foot once again hits the ground the message is turned off<br />WalkAide cycles on and off based on the programming by the specially trained Certified Orthotist<br />WalkAide sends a message to the muscles to contract when the foot leaves the ground<br /><br />
  7. 7. When Can WalkAide® be Used?<br />Everywhere!<br />All Day!<br />Except in Water<br />Turn off when not in use<br /><br />
  8. 8. Where Do You Get a WalkAide®?<br />Certified Orthotists trained to treat patients with WalkAide assess, program, provide the device, and follow-up.<br />The WalkAide System is a sophisticated medical device that must be prescribed by a physician.<br />Click here to find the nearest Certified Orthotist in Canada<br /><br />
  9. 9. Where Do You Get a WalkAide®?<br />Custom Orthotic Design Group Ltd. and <br />The Orthotic Centre has four Certified Orthotists<br /> with advanced WalkAide training.<br />To book an appointment, or for more information, call:<br /><ul><li>Mississauga Head Office – 1 (866) 829-2969
  10. 10. The Orthotic Centre at:
  11. 11. The Credit Valley Hospital – (905) 813-4050
  12. 12. St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton – (905) 540-6545
  13. 13. Guelph Office – (519) 826-9890</li></ul>For a free copy of this presentation, please contact Linda at<br /><br />