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Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis MS vary greatly from person to person and may inlcude: bowel and bladder dysfunction, dizziness, incoordination, impaired speech and swallowing, muscle weakness, dry mouth, cognitive impairment, depression, numbness and tingling. Not all people will have all symptoms and the symptoms sometimes change during periods of remission.

When MS affects the ability to pick up the toes or causes drop foot, an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) or The WalkAide System (or Neuroprosthesis) may be solutions to help make walking safer and more efficient.

An AFO can make walking safer by helping lift up the foot to clear the ground as the leg swings forward, and increases stability by supporting the leg as it touches the ground again in support of your body weight.  Knee stability can also be improved with the use of an AFO, by controlling hyperextension of the knee.

The WalkAide System in an externally applied neuroprosthesis, that stimulates a nerve in your leg to cause the muscles to contract and lift up your foot.  The WalkAide works in a similar way that the AFO does to help you clear the ground in walking. 

If you think you might be a good candidate for The WalkAide System or a custom AFO, please contact us at inquiries@customorthotic.ca to set-up your free assessment.

Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

WalkAide

PATIENT STORIES

I just wanted to let you know - for the first time in months and months - I am able to go for a long, long walk - because my feet are not killing me anymore!!! I am not limping at work any more either!!! Thanks so much - I feel great! Even walking 8 blocks back to the car after the last appointment with them in my shoes - I could have done a tap dance all the way - the change was so drastic!
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When I saw Jim, it was for two appointments for braces he put in my shoes (that he had made recommendations about). I could walk and keep shoes on all day and I was not walking off balance. He was amazing. He took time to talk to me and explain things. My husband had gone to Jim for years for foot orthotics . I would recommend Jim to anyone.
- Ms L.M. -
I am so greatful that the heel lift for my right shoe has been so helpful. I am in less pain when I walk, I can now stand straighter, on both legs at the same time when I stand still. I should have done it a lot sooner!
- Ms. D.T -
I am a person with polio in my left leg. I 've been using Custom Orthotic Design Group Ltd. for many years. Their service is great and friendly, they know what they are doing. I am really happy with their services.
- Mr. K.N. -
Custom Orthotics has always stood behind their product. They have always treated me with kindness and dignity. Whenever there is an issue, they have repaired it right away. Friendliness is their top priority. The product is 10/10. I can't say enough and I find there is never any negative comments. I have been with Custom Orthotics since 1998.
- Mr. F.H. -
The whole process was very positive, Custom Orthotic Design Group answered all of my questions and responded to my concerns in a professional pleasant manner. I highly recommend that anyone requiring any form of custom made orthotic from a simple shoe insert to a sophisticated support such as my CROW walker consider Custom Orthotic Design Group.
- Mr. MB -
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