The Physio Matters team enjoyed an educational day today, undergoing training on high-tech equipment the Bioness L300 Go Foot Drop System. Physio Matters are proud to say that currently we are the only centre in Greater Manchester which can provide this new equipment to clients.
The specialist training was led by Jana Middlebrook from Ottobock, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs, and gave our Clinical Team the knowledge to assess and provide this treatment for clients with walking and mobility issues.
Improving walking and mobility
Director of Physio Matters, Colin Green, explained: “Two of our clients already use this equipment and we’ve seen a vast improvement in their walking and mobility, compared to previous, older equipment, so we were keen to train all our physios in its use.”
He added: “It has been a really informative and enjoyable training day. Jana explained the equipment very clearly and answered all our questions. We had the opportunity to try it out for ourselves and discover exactly how it works, as well as discuss which type of mobility issues it would most benefit. I’m looking forward to introducing this exciting new technology to our clients, as it could help many of them re-gain movement, mobility and independence as part of their rehabilitation.”
Helping combat lower limb weakness
The Bioness L300 Go Foot Drop System is new and improved from the Odstock Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) equipment. It is designed to help people with lower limb weakness and has a multitude of additional benefits.
For instance, with the Bioness L300 Go Foot Drop System there is no need for a foot sensor or patient control unit, therefore there are fewer connection issues. Due to the absence of a foot sensor, it is possible for clients to be able to walk barefoot or in a wider selection of footwear, such as sandals or boots, depending on the weather. The Bioness L300 also has an easy Bluetooth programming which can be managed by Physio Matters. It can enable people to walk up and down stairs, and is quick and easy to take on and off as the user only needs to fit the cuff around their calf or thigh.
To find out more, contact Physio Matters on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 681 6887.