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A New Brace for Foot Drop

There has been skepticism regarding soft braces for foot drop and with good reason…until now. In the past, soft braces have been designed for ease of use and not necessarily to provide full support and many of them fall short of offering ‘confidence’ to the user that tripping will...

TREAT Center

If you are serious about developing a rehabilitation product to benefit people, the TREAT Center is a terrific resource. Located in New Hampshire, the center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology, or TREAT, provides education, expert consultation and financial assistance to those with real world solutions for...

Wearing Shorts/Dresses

Ever since I received my first brace, I have hesitated to wear shorts and dresses.  It is more than just being self conscious about how I look.  I feel people looking at me and for someone who doesn’t like to attract any attention, it makes me feel disabled and...

Walking Barefoot

I went to the water park last summer with my nieces for the first time since I developed foot drop and within a couple of hours, I had a good size scrape on the bottom of my big toe where all of the skin had come off and I...