Is WalkAide Right For Me?

​The WalkAide system is indicated for patients who exhibit foot drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or central nerves system (CNS) disorders. If you experience foot drop due to any of the conditions listed below, then the WalkAide may be right for you:

  • ​​​Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Stroke (CVA)

  • ​Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • I​ncomplete Spinal Cord Injury

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

To determine if you are a potential candidate for WalkAide, please answer the following questions:

Select your medical diagnosis or cause of your foot drop

Upper Motor Neuron

Lower Motor Neuron

Based on this diagnosis, you are a non-candidate for the WalkAide System.

Do you have a cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator?

You will need a physician clearance before coming in for trial.

Do you have a history of seizures?

You will need a physician clearance before coming in for trial.

Are you pregnant?

Clinical evaluation is needed to determine if you are a WalkAide candidate.

Have you been diagnosed with regional Cancer in the involved lower leg?

Clinical evaluation is needed to determine if you are a WalkAide candidate.

Do you have an open wound or an existing symptomatic thrombosis in the involved lower leg?

Clinical evaluation is needed to determine if you are a WalkAide candidate.

Are you able to walk at least 20 consecutive steps with or without an assistive device (e.g. cane, walker)?

Clinical evaluation is needed to determine if you are a WalkAide candidate.
You are a likely candidate for the WalkAide System, please visit the WalkAide Provider Locator for evaluation and WalkAide trial.

To locate a nearby clinic to trial the WalkAide system click here.

Using the WalkAide, in most cases, frees the patient from AFO restrictions. Traditionally, foot drop is treated with bracing using an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The passive treatement offered by AFOs do not promote active use of neuromuscular systems and also limits ankle range of motion. In addition, AFOs can be uncomfortable, bulky, and, if poorly fitted, produce areas of pressure and tissue breakdown. The WalkAide may replace the traditional AFO to re-engage a person's existing nerve pathways and muscles.

The recruitment of existing muscles results in reduction of atrophy and walking fatigue – a common side effect of foot bracing. WalkAide users have the freedom to walk with or without footwear, up and down the stairs, and even sidestep.

Contraindications: If you have history of seizure or have an implantable pacemaker, you should not use the WalkAide, unless directed otherwise by your Physician.

WalkAide is a sophisticated medical device that can only be prescribed by a physician. As with all orthoses, a thorough evaluation by a credentialed and trained medical professional will determine if WalkAide is right for you. Click here to order a FREE information kit that you can bring to your own physician, or go to our Patient Care Center Locator to find a medical professional in your area.