The long-term effects of neurological problems can vary hugely but one of the most commonly affected areas is mobility.
An Orthotist can help to diagnose and manage these conditions so you can get back on your feet as soon as possible.
The impact that a stroke can have on a person’s mobility can be significant. Although many people still have the ability to get around the house, sadly, this is often done with a great deal of difficulty as it requires a significant amount of energy and it can pose many safety issues as well.
Unfortunately, this frequently leads to a loss of independence for stroke sufferers as extra care is required to help them carry out everyday tasks.
Many patients seek the help of an Orthotist because they are the only qualified clinicians who can prescribe all types of Orthoses to manage these conditions. This includes off-the-shelf devices, custom-made ankle foot orthoses and in some cases, knee ankle foot orthoses.
At Feet First Orthotics, we work in conjunction with Neuro Physiotherapists who specialise in the management of these conditions. This enables us to design the best possible splint that will give you the greatest chance of maintaining the independence and lifestyle that you wish to lead.
There is no one device that suits everyone and their individual needs and it is therefore important to carry out a thorough assessment before any decisions are made.
For more information about how Orthoses can be used to manage foot problems caused by neurological disorders, please feel free to contact Feet First Orthotics and we will be more than happy to help.