FES for lower limb application
Whilst FES devices are often used to help those with drop foot they also have a wider application for those with lower limb difficulties. Neurological conditions can affect the lower limbs in a variety of ways dependant on the nerves and muscles which have been compromised. FES devices can be adjusted to specifically target muscle groups and consequently help address a wide variety of difficulties.
What are the indications for use of a FES device for lower limb application?
There are many indications for using a FES device to support lower limb function. These include:
- Weakness or paralysis in lower limb muscles
- Reduced knee flexion
- Reduced hip flexion
- Trendelenburg gait
- Drop foot
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a FES device please contact us to discuss.
What conditions are FES devices for lower limb application often used for?
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a FES device for lower limbs please contact us to discuss.
What are the benefits of FES devices for lower limb application?
There are many benefits that come from using a FES device to support your lower limbs including:
- Increased ground clearance when walking
- Improved walking pattern
- Increased walking speed
- Improved stability
- Greater range of movement
- Reduced spasticity
There are many benefits using a FES device to find out more please contact us to discuss.
What types of FES devices are available for lower limb application?
There are many types of FES devices available for lower limb application including:
- Odstock Two Channel Stimulator (O2CHS)
- Bioness L300 Plus