It easily doubles the distance I can walk.
I find it a great help. I wear it every day.
I no longer need to dread going for a walk, shopping, or simply doing things healthy people do but it opens up a lot more options to live a full life……..
The FES unit gives me so much more confidence when walking as I know my foot picks up as it should and I cannot trip over it…….
FES has enabled me to get my life back. I have done things and gone places I could only dream of a few years ago. Clambering on to Cape Horn Island and walking in Patagonia have been the high points so far.
I’ve walked more in the past week since I’ve had the stimulator than I have all year – my stick is now redundant.
I’m no longer dependent on other people, I can just go.
It has allowed me to do things that I really love doing. Odstock has been fabulous, I cannot fault the service I have had. FES has given back my life.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to walk – because I had forgotten what it was like to walk without thinking!
FES changed everything, it changed my walking, it changed my life!
My husband pushed me around everywhere in a wheelchair and I went from the wheelchair to walking.
Before I had the stimulator I would trip and fall, especially outside on uneven pavements. With the stimulator, because it lifts my foot I don’t trip.
I find it a great help and I’ve experienced no problems with it at all. The people up at the clinic are excellent, I wear it everyday.
I’ve walked more in the past week, since I’ve had the stimulator, than I have all year – my stick is now redundant.
I have been using a single channel stimulator for foot drop, due to MS, for 5 years. I wear it every day and it has allowed me to carry on working full-time. It is the single most helpful thing in this journey as a patient, and has allowed me to remain as active as possible. I can’t praise the Odstock Medical staff enough!