12-year-old Sydney Fitzpatrick couldn't walk without leg braces, crutches or a walker, as she's diagnosed with #cerebral #palsy, #epilepsy and #myasthenia #gravis. But a set of leg stimulators developed by Bioness Inc. could change all of that. The stimulators, Vikki said, work on the calf muscles, allowing Sydney to walk unassisted. In some cases, over time, the muscles can be completely retrained. #bioness #l300 #CPawareness #FES #footdrop
“Paralyzed Veterans follows our veterans from the battlefield to the hospital and we continue to follow them throughout their lives,” Joe says. “And they are proof that anything is accomplishable in life; you have to have the will to do it, the fortitude and the strength within yourself. The ability to achieve, adapt and overcome in instilled in you in the military. All you have to do is try.”
After suffering a stroke, this patient worked with caregivers at the Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital, a Seton Healthcare Family Partner with Kindred Healthcare, to get back on his feet – literally. At discharge, Mr. B. was walking independently with a cane, and he is thankful to his caregivers for pushing him hard toward recovery.
While we were busy enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday State-side, our friends in Europe had their first installation of the Vector Gait & Safety System at Calve Centre! Check out the article with double-amputee stroke patient Michel Delonnoy.