What is Foot Drop?

This is a general term used to describe difficulty lifting the foot up from the ankle, which results in foot drop symptoms such as catching the toes and tripping.

Consequently, there is a need to lift the leg higher from the hip during walking which can make walking effortful and unsteady.

Foot Drop Treatments

  • Mobilising stiff joints in the feet
  • Balance work
  • Strength and stretching programmes
  • Walking Re-education
  • Advice on ankle/foot supports
  • Advice on your suitability for a foot drop simulator
  • Electrical stimulation to help improve strength/range of movement

Benefits Of Physiotherapy May Include

  • Improved balance leading to reduced trips/falls
  • Reduced effort of walking
  • Improved confidence of walking
  • Reduced need for stick or other walking aid


Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Across The Midlands

NT Rehab offers specialist physiotherapy services throughout the Midlands: