FES device improves dropped foot in people with MS

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FES device improves dropped foot in people with MS

Postby MSUK » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:51 am

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Background: Dropped foot is a common problem following multiple sclerosis. Functional electrical stimulation can elicit an active muscle contraction providing dorsiflexion and eversion.

Objective: To determine if the Odstock dropped foot stimulator (ODFS), improved Activities of Daily Living for people with multiple sclerosis.Method: 64 people with unilateral dropped foot due to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis took part in a randomized controlled trial. Research volunteers were assigned to a group using the ODFS or a group who received physiotherapy exercises for 18 weeks. Outcome measures were the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) and a falls diary....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1430
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Re: FES device improves dropped foot in people with MS

Postby DrGeoff » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:49 am

I have to say that in 15 months of wearing a FES device, I have not had a fall when it has been switched on.
There have been a few when it was off
Two sticks an the FES keep me mobile (for a given value of mobile), and I would not like to be without mine.
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