Anyone use a musmate for dropped foot? I don’t think it’s for me, but I’d be interested in any experiences.
Following a fall at home my GP referred me for an OT visit. It took seventeen weeks to get it, and she was very nice and PROMISED a handle to help me out of bed, and that something would be done about the step from vestibule into the hallway of our home. Some four weeks later I learn that they can’t /won’t do anything about the step and I’m still waiting for the handle.
in addition she mentioned the musmate, but states I need physio approval. However as I pay for neuro physio which the NHS won’t give me, this makes me a private patient, so I can’t get a referral to the community physio and I would have to pay for the musmate.
Trying to help myself seems to mean I am penalised.
It seems that the OT visit was pretty much a waste of her time and mine, but from my experience to date that shouldn’t have surprised me.