What we're raising money for
Functional Electrical Stimulation - Foot Drop System
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a type of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS). EMS is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to a muscle that has become paralysed or weakened, due to damage in your brain or spinal cord. This uses small electrical currents to stimulate selected nerves and muscles and make them contract for movements such as walking. When used for foot drop, FES targets the nerves at the top of the foot. This causes the foot to flex upwards and stops it from dragging on the ground.
Designed with safety in mind with low, extra large seat and fully adjustable backrest that enables rider to place both feet flat on the ground while seated for stability. Enables coordination and balance practice and leg mobility when being seated is necessary. For those people where leg movement is limited, the hand cycle can help improve co-ordination and strength.
Body Weight Supported Training system
The Body Weight Supported Training system is a task orientated technique for gait restoration after brain injury. It offers the opportunity for people to start gait training earlier in a safe way, learning to walk forwards, backwards, side stepping and negotiating obstacles while reducing the risk of falls. Adopting a standing posture with the harness support enables practice of activities of daily living and thereby accelerating the rehabilitation process.
These are examples of the types of equipment we are raising money for, and pictures are for illustrative purposes only.