I’m a FES newbie and I think it’s pretty amazing.
I panicked a bit when I went for the assessment as for those first few minutes of buzzing, nothing happened and after a bit of fiddling my foot started moving sideways… after a bit more adjustment toes up, then on my 2nd visit, pads adjusted a bit more a no sideways at all
I have an old unit from the therapy centre to use for now but what I really need is a dual channel unit. I need to ask my doctor to refer me directly to Odstock and in the meantime as the centre only have the single channel ones. I’m also using it for daily hamstring exercises. The exercises are amazing as for a while after switching it off, I can still move my leg the same with no FES.
I think Whammel’s right and believe that’s why I need dual channel to A. lift my toes and B. bend my knee - it’s the knee bending I’m working on, trying to make my right hamstring work again so 5 mins on my hamstring before bed.
Even tho the FES can be a bit weird, I think I’ll get used to it as the difference walking is amazing.
Now, the only remaining issue im my not entirely suitable wardrobe, tight jeans are not ideal!