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Neuro-Functional Limb Training Program

Available at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Lockport and Palos

Patients with neurological hand injuries and foot drop as a result of stroke and other conditions benefit from Advocate Christ Medical Center's neuro-functional limb training program. The program utilizes equipment designed to help patients regain the use of their hands and improve gait as they walk.

For patients with hand injuries, therapists fit custom-made splints to improve hand functionality and assist patients in performing every day activities. The splint supports hand flexing so that the patient can easily grasp and release objects. Patients also participate in occupational therapy sessions to learn how to best use the splint.

Therapists at Christ Medical Center help patients with foot drop walk more safely and easily with the help of an advanced foot drop system, along with therapy sessions. The system includes three parts:

  • Leg cuff placed below the knee that stimulates the leg muscles
  • Gait sensor attached to the patient's shoe that communicates with the leg cuff
  • Wireless controller that lets the patient adjust the stimulation level

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