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WalkAide System

The WalkAide is a lower leg neuroprosthetic device designed to counter foot drop, a form of leg paralysis or weakness, in patients who sustained damage to pathways to the spinal cord. The WalkAide electrically stimulates the appropriate nerves and muscles in the leg to allow a patient with paralysis to walk more naturally and efficiently. It’s a non-surgical treatment option that’s easy to use.

Using advanced sensor technology, the WalkAide System analyzes leg and foot movement. From the data collected by the sensor technology, the system times itself to stimulate the muscles to flex your foot at the appropriate time during the walking cycle.

Benefits of the WalkAide System

  • Improved gait
  • Increased mobility
  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Decreased energy expenditure
  • Prevention, retardation, and/or reversal of muscle atrophy
  • Maintained or increased joint range of motion
  • Increased confidence walking in crowds, climbing stairs, or walking on uneven surfaces
  • Reduced incidence of injury
  • Increased circulation
  • Muscle re-education
  • Maintained or increased bone density
  • Strengthened damaged central nervous system pathways and muscle/spinal circuits

A prescription is needed for the WalkAide. Once the prescription is received, the clinical staff at Mary Free Bed Orthotics will evaluate you to see if you're a candidate for the WalkAide. At this time, the WalkAide System is not covered by most insurance; Mary Free Bed Orthotics will discuss your insurance coverage and your financial responsibility with you.

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