FES Mobility

Exclusive Canadian Distributor
of Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulators

call us: 604-922-2738

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Odstock Technology can be used at any time post onset of a neurologic condition that affects walking- specifically.. 

  • for early gait retraining & re-education in the hospital or rehabilitation setting
  • to progress gait training during out-patient rehabilitation  
  • by the patient at home to maximize walking ability, independence & safety

Easily accessed features in the ODFS Pace & Odstock 2 Channel stimulator (O2CHS) include

  • current ramping for comfort & optimizing function
  • pulse duration control to balance current output
  • fixed or adaptive timing of stimulation triggering
  • extension of stimulation for limb stability on weight bearing,
  • heel rise or heel strike triggering of stimulation
  • a delay feature- for early gait retraining and for use by slower walkers.

In early stroke rehabilitation, the Pace can be used for gait re-education to facilitate  walking and to reduce compensatory gait patterns. Both swing and stance phase gait abnormalities can be addressed.

When required, the following therapeutic goals can also be addressed:

  • weight transfer in standing – training the patient to weight bear on the affected limb
  • hip extension in stance – activation of the gluteal muscles triggered by the foot switch during walking
  • knee extension in stance – activation of the quadriceps during walking, triggered by the foot switch
  • knee flexion during swing phase of walking through activation of the hamstrings
  • push off at the ankle through calf  stimulation

The ODFS® Pace incorporates innovative features making gait training effective and rewarding for clinician and patient. It facilitates treatment outcomes that can be observed and documented. Features include:

  • An activity logger for quick monitoring of walking & exercise that can be read directly from the digital display
  • An Exercise function, with timer, provides cyclic stimulation for muscle conditioning prior to walking to strengthen muscle, reduce spasticity, increase ankle ROM, accustom users to stimulation or reduce edema
  • Advanced gait re-education programs allow stimulation of any lower limb muscle, triggered by the foot switch during the gait cycle, providing a novel and effective treatment approach
  • Activation of stimulation can be triggered by heel rise or heel strike, providing versatility and customization of application
  • A delay can be set so that stimulation commences at the appropriate time for slower walkers
  • Pre-programmed defaults provide simplicity in set up, allowing rapid configuration of stimulation parameters
  • Fine tuning of gait parameters is easily achieved using intuitive controls and can be accomplished while the patient is walking
  • A readily available 9 volt battery powers the unit

For more complex gait applications – the O2CHS – a 2 channel dropped foot stimulator provides 2 channels of stimulation for bilateral dropped foot or stimulation of a 2nd muscle or muscle group.

Maura Whittaker BSC PT provides training to clinicians on Odstock Technology assessment &  fitting.

 For information on training, please contact:
maurawhittaker@gmail.com or phone 604-922-2738
To download a summary with pictures and references on the ODFS Pace, please click here

Learn about the new 4th generation Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator.