Ottobock Healthcare PLC
Linsey qualified in Physiotherapy in 2004 from the University of Hertfordshire. She specialised in Neurological Physiotherapy soon after this and is now the Lead Neurological Physiotherapist at Complete Neuro Physio. Her role involves clinical treatment of clients in our rehab centre, in clients own homes and in hydro and swimming pools. She also mentors her growing team of Neurological Therapists as well as providing expert FES support to Ottobock.
Linsey is a mother of 3 children and a keen sportswoman. She has competed in many endurance events since qualifying as a Physiotherapist including The Mont Blanc Marathon, the London Marathon, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and more recently the Edinburgh Marathon. Linsey uses her experiences in sport to push her clients to achieve their goals.
Multi Channel FES for foot drop and knee control
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems are capable of producing measurable mobility improvements for patients with foot drop and/or knee control issues caused by an upper motor neuron disease or injury such as: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury. Multi-channel stimulation can be used to influence knee position as well as aid dorsiflexion at the ankle. The addition of hamstring stimulation can further influence hip and knee kinematics to improve mobility. Advances in dual channel DES systems such as the L300go which use 3D Motion Detection which monitors patient movement in all three kinematic planes and triggers stimulation precisely when needed making the use of a foot sensor optional. The lack of requirement for foot sensors open up the potential for FES devices to be used in a wider patient group.
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