Center for Prosthetics Orthotics, Inc.|Seattle|Bellevue|Kirkland

Walk-Aid

Walk-AidA functional neuro muscular stimulation device which uses tilt sensor technology to provide stimulation to the peroneal nerve at late terminal stance through to initial contact, causing anterior tibialis contraction and dorsi flexion during swing phase. Allows patient to use his/her own musculature to actively dorsi flex during swing. Has exercise mode to help strengthen anterior tibialis when not walking if desired.

Indications:
• Foot drop secondary to upper Motor Neuron involvement
• CP
• MS
• SCI
• May be incorporated with another orthosis to support other instabilities
• Patient rejects traditional bracing

Contraindications:
• Foot drop secondary to lower Motor Neuron Involvement
• Lumbar stenosis
• Peroneal palsy
• Coronal plane instability
• Recurvatum
• Cost (insurance is does not cover this device)
• Maintenance

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