The event involves free assessments for people with foot drop and are giving people the opportunity to try on a Bioness or Turbomed.
Foot Drop or Drop Foot is the inability to lift the foot and toes properly when walking. It can lead to trips and falls, and a loss of confidence when walking. It is caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot.
Foot drop is a sign of an underlying problem rather than a condition itself. Most commonly, it is seen individuals following a Stroke or Head Injury, or who are suffering from a Neurological condition such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or Guillain-Barre Syndrome. It can also be caused by local nerve damage in the lower leg, a muscle or nerve disorder or occur as a complication of diabetes.