Bioscience

Kinetic Muscles launches device to aid “foot drop” in stroke survivors

November 13, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Business Wire] – Kinetic Muscles, Inc. (“KMI”), an innovative developer of stroke rehabilitation products, today announced the commercial launch of the Foot Mentor Pro™, which helps stoke survivors recover from “foot drop” and regain proper muscular control of the foot and ankle. Proper control of the lower extremity is essential to an efficient gait pattern for walking and for regaining patient independence.

Foot drop is a partial leg paralysis, caused by brain injury from stroke, traumatic brain injury and other conditions, that prevents the foot from lifting and flexing, causing instability and preventing patients from walking. According to the American Heart and Stroke Association, about 36% of stroke survivors suffer lasting impairment of their feet and legs.

For more information: Kinetic Muscles, Inc. Launches Foot Mentor Pro™