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Foot Drop Clinic

  Foot drop is a muscular weakness or paralysis which makes it difficult to lift the front part of your foot and toes. This can cause you to drag your foot on the ground making it difficult to walk. Foot drop is a sign of an underlying problem rather than a condition itself. It can be muscular, caused by nerve damage in the leg, or the result of a brain or spinal injury or a neurological condition such as Multiple Sclerosis / Parkinson’s. (NationalFoot Drop Society)

At the Buchanan Clinic one of our specialist Orthotists will be able to:

·       Assess your functional impairments through clinical examination

·       Provide video analysis of your gait to provide education and feedback

·       Recommend the most appropriate splint / Orthosis to suit your needs

·       Fit and supply your brace and provide links to other rehabilitation specialists such as Physiotherapists.

Managing foot drop

The orthotic management of Foot Drop is often achieved with the use of an orthosis sometimes referred to as a splint. 
At the Buchanan Clinic as we are not linked to one manufacturer we can offer a wide range of products this enables our clinicians to select the most appropriate device to fit with your goals and lifestyle. 

Examples of such Orthotics devices include.

Elasticated fabric devices like the Prim Airmed

The Neurodyn Foot lift Orthoses

Stock or off the shelf Ankle Foot orthoses (AFO) made in plastic

To more specialised devices made from Silicone and Carbon Fibre which would require assessment by one of our clinical team

The Silicone AFO from Dorset Orthopaedic is also available through our clinic 

as well as Carbon Fibre ankle foot orthoses from supplies such as Orthotic Composites and OttoBock Healthcare

These are just some of the options available and our expert clinicians can assist you in finding the right device for you

Book an appointment here or get in touch here.

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