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
Provide video analysis of your gait to provide
education and feedback
Recommend the most appropriate splint / Orthosis to suit
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
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