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Physiotherapy for Foot drop

Physiotherapy for Foot drop

Physiotherapy treatment for foot drop will aim to reduce the impact of reduced active movement at the ankle and improve the efficiency of your gait pattern. Treatment may include:

  • Exercises to reduce tightness in muscles in the leg
  • Exercises to maximise and strengthen the muscle activity in the ankle/leg
  • Mobilisation to the foot to improve the ability to access movement
  • Provision of orthotics to help maintain the foot in the correct position when walking and reduce the effort of walking
  • Gait re-education to reduce the effect of compensations
  • Balance exercises to improve balance reactions and reduce risk of falling
  • Use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) if deemed appropriate by your physiotherapist

Benefits of physiotherapy for foot drop:

  • Improved mobility
  • Reduced risk of falls
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Reduced muscle stiffness

Your physiotherapist will devise an individual treatment programme based on your needs and will review your goals regularly to ensure that you get the most out of your treatment to reach your potential.

Foot drop

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .