Drag foot drop foot (the walkaide)


#1

I WAS HOPING SOMEONE WHO KNOWS OR WEARS THIS NEW DEVISE IE (THE WALKAID ) HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING ACCESS TO IT, I DRAG MY RIGHT FOOT MAKING ME PRONE TO STUMBLING ,FALLS .THIS ALSO KNOWN AS DROP FOOT .IF YOU GOOGLE SEARCH THE WALKAIDE YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WORKS. NEAREST I THINK IS PHYSIOFUNCTION  UK. JUST WONDERING IF IT IS AVAILABLE NHS AND IS IT SAFE WITH DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION.


#2

Hi Gus,

i tried one of these devices a couple of years ago before I started sinemet.  My foot drag was so bad I struggled to walk.  The difference was amazing I have to say.  My trial was done by physiofunction at one of their neurofit classes.  I applied through physiofunction for funding from the NHS but was refused.  Fortunately for the time being, my foot drag has been rectified by my sinemet......unless I wear off of course, at which time it's very prevalent.

hope this helps.


#3
Thanks for the reply I have been looking and there is a f.e.s functional electronic stimulator funded nhs going to see my gp