WalkAide is not appropriate for everyone. Individuals with the following central nervous system conditions may benefit from WalkAide:
- Cerebrovascular accident
- Incomplete spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cerebral palsy
People presenting with the following peripheral nervous system conditions will NOT benefit from WalkAide:
- Secondary complications of back, hip or knee surgery
- Traumatic accidents to the leg
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Spinal stenosis
- Post-polio syndrome
NOTE: People with pacemakers or who suffer from seizures should not use WalkAide.
A thorough evaluation by a specially trained medical professional, in conjunction with the rehabilitation team, will provide the final determination of the appropriateness and potential effectiveness of WalkAide. The medical professional will evaluate and specifically test for functional foot/ankle movement via electrical stimulation of the common peroneal nerve. If the person is found to be a good candidate for WalkAide, trial fittings can verify effectiveness during this orthotic clinical examination. To find a trained medical professional in your area, go to our Patient Care Center Locator.