Freedom to Walk Foundation educates, empowers and inspires individuals experiencing Foot Drop on how to overcome financial obstacles through fundraising efforts and to subsidize the cost of the FES - functional electrical stimulation device.
Foot Drop is a condition characterized by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot necessary for people to walk. It causes a person to either drag the foot and toes or engage in a high-stepping walk called steppage gait with a functional electrical stimulation device due to Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, or Traumatic Brain Injury.
The device alleviates the symptoms and complications of Foot Drop. When worn on the calf, it sends electric impulses to the affected foot causing the foot and leg to lift and follow through as they would with a natural, unimpaired gait. Designed to restore mobility to those individuals seeking a return to independence and improves their Quality of Life.