Our specialist foot-drop clinic can offer assessment and treatment to relieve some
of the symptoms of dropped foot and maximise walking potential.
What is a Dropped Foot ?
Foot drop (sometimes called drop foot), is a general term used to describe difficulty
lifting the foot up from the ankle. This results in catching the toes, tripping and
the need to lift the leg higher from the hip during walking. This can make walking
effortful and unsteady.
Neurocare Specialist Foot Drop Clinic
What does our clinic offer ?
Individual assessment of each foot to determine specific problem areas.
Hands-on treatment to mobilise stiff feet which can greatly improve balance reactions.
Balance re-education programme.
Specialised rehabilitation and physiotherapy to improve the problems identified.
Individual home exercise programmes to help you improve your condition on your own
and maintain the improvement gained in clinic.
Advice, assessment and provision of lightweight ankle / foot supports to promote
better foot / ankle alignment and prevent injury.
Electrical stimulation to help improve strength in the weak muscles.
Advice on your suitability for the use of a foot drop stimulator.
Referral to other specialists, for example : - 'FES North West' a specialist service
solely dedicated to the assessment and treatment of dropped foot using a variety
of foot-drop stimulators. - Orthotist for custom made splints. - Podiatrist. - Specialist
Some benefits you may achieve from attending the foot drop clinic are ...
· Reduced frequency of tripping and falling.
· Improved balance.
· Reduced effort of walking.
· Improved confidence.
· Reduced need for a stick or other walking aids.
· Improved walking style and posture.
· Muscle strengthening.
· Reduced swelling of the feet and ankles.
· Reduction in pain.
· IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE!
For more information or to discuss the treatment options available to you, please