The Step 400 is a battery-operated, functional electrical stimulator (FES) that helps reduce foot drop. Central nervous system injuries often cause a gait disorder called ‘Foot Drop’, which is the inability to raise the foot while walking, therefore resulting in dragging of the foot, instability and increased effort during gait.
Electrical stimulation has been used safely in rehabilitation for decades. There is an abundant amount of research supporting the use of FES as a treatment option for foot drop. Unfortunately, it has been inaccessible due to the bulkiness of the equipment and the grave costs.
The Step 400 is a modern FES device that delivers safe, low-level electrical pulses to the peroneal nerve which controls foot drop. The Step 400 intelligently raises the foot at the appropriate phase of walking, therefore, increasing patient safety, speed and confidence when walking!
Unique to the STEP 400 are it’s 2 set up configurations including a Cuff design which ensures constant and snug contact between the user’s limb and integrated electrodes. Additionally, the user has the option to remove the cuff from the stimulator allowing for a low profile belt clip attachment. Information regarding the stimulatorâ€™s connection status and program configuration are displayed vividly on the OLED screen.
Developed by expert Physical Therapists the Step 400 was designed for quick set up, simple operation, reliability and affordability.
Τί είναι η πτώση άκρου ποδός; Πότε και γιατί εμφανίζεται; Είναι ιάσιμη; Με ποιόν τρόπο θεραπεύεται; Θα προσπαθήσουμε να απαντήσουμε σε αυτές και σε άλλες απορίες και στη συνέχεια θα σας παρουσιάσουμε τη συσκευή Λειτουργικού Ηλεκτρικού Ερεθισμού (F.E.S) STEP 400 της εταιρίας Spectramed Inc. (US).
Millions of patients worldwide suffer from foot drop. Foot Drop is a medical condition where your foot drags as you walk, making it difficult to walk quickly and safely. The Step 400 uses small carefully calibrated electrical currents to activate the muscles and nerves in the leg and foot in order to lift your foot and allow you to walk more easily.
The Step 400 may help individuals who have the following conditions:
The benefits of using gait training can be categorized into three main domains: clinical outcomes, fitness benefits and functional gains.
This highly efficacious foot drop treatment technique is safe, affordable, painless and can prevent the dangerous complications associated with foot drop. The goal in the rehabilitation of foot drop is to restore the highest level of function in order to prevent further complications and promote optimal quality of life.
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Stark & Watson is the exclusive distributor of STEP 400 in Europe. For more information on the product or if you are interested in becoming a distributor in your area-country, feel free to contact us.