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  1. Thread: Drop Foot

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    Tks for the info. I've spoken to my physio, who...

    Tks for the info. I've spoken to my physio, who says that my drop foot is getting better, which it is, but as fast as I'd like! :)

    We've discussed FES & we are going to try that, my toes are...
  2. Thread: Drop Foot

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    Thanks, I will talk to my PT on Monday. Carolyn

    Thanks, I will talk to my PT on Monday.

    Carolyn
  3. Thread: Drop Foot

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    I walk with 1 elbow crutch, and if I move my toes...

    I walk with 1 elbow crutch, and if I move my toes up, I can see a flicker in my ankle, possibly this is 4rom ankle weakness I do not have fixed contracture.

    What exercises do you suggest would...
  4. Thread: Drop Foot

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    Drop Foot

    I just wanted to know if others have suffered a drop foot - if so this did come right on it's own or was surgery required?

    If it came right naturally, what did you do? If you had surgery, how...
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    Hi.... I remember when I used parallel bars 4...

    Hi....

    I remember when I used parallel bars 4 the 1st time, I cried! I was so exstatic to be standing man.

    Have a look at this case study regarding a T8 complete like yourself, please excuse...
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    I agree Crybaby2025, you have days where you...

    I agree Crybaby2025, you have days where you think why, why, why???? As this is something you can't give up on or give a half hearted attempted at doing, it's walking dammit!! It makes it much...
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    When I initally got hurt my 3 yr old would come...

    When I initally got hurt my 3 yr old would come everyday to the hosp with my parents to c me, but wouldn't come near me, kept asking if mama was going to die.

    My husband & son's father died a yr...
  8. Thread: KAFOs

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    I used KAFO's 4 about 2 mths, on my R side &...

    I used KAFO's 4 about 2 mths, on my R side & found it really benefical & did help tremedously. I don't use it at all now.

    They r fairly easy to use once you master it, which is not that is not...
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    I agree with some of the post, it all depends on...

    I agree with some of the post, it all depends on what you damaged when injuring your spine. If you severed nerves, severed your spinal cord etc.. then the likelyhood of walking again are slim, as...
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    Hi all...sorry for the late reply, was away for...

    Hi all...sorry for the late reply, was away for the weekend.

    Obviously the severity of the injury is what is a major factor, but the water has just moved be on in leaps & bounds.

    Best of luck...
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    I highly recommend pool therapy, it help me...

    I highly recommend pool therapy, it help me drastically, as initally I was so weak, I had exceptionally bad knee control & quads, so 'land' workouts where tiresome and hard to do.

    My PT decided...
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    Intially I was on a cather & even once returning...

    Intially I was on a cather & even once returning home I was taught to do home or self-cathertirization, after 2 months my bladder function was back to normal & I had full control, my bowel has been...
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    On the 26th June this yr, I fell from a 3rd story...

    On the 26th June this yr, I fell from a 3rd story balcony, I cracked my pelvis on the left side & burst my T12, I had an emergency op where I had a bone graph. Since then I attend physio 5 days a...
  14. As Philly is your home town, it might just do...

    As Philly is your home town, it might just do your mind the world of good at th very least! Give it a go. Stay positive! Ironic, but try! Easier said than done.
  15. Hey! Don't ever stop believing in getting better,...

    Hey! Don't ever stop believing in getting better, as much as it's depressing, & God is it ever! Go 4 it! Find a fab institute/PT & never say never.:thumb:

    Norm have u got good support round u?
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    PS: thanks dan_nc...

    PS: thanks dan_nc 4 the warm words :-)
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    I attend Grey's Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, RSA...

    I attend Grey's Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, RSA - http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/greyshospital.htm

    Their facilities are brilliant.

    Amazing team of spine specialists esp Dr Kumar & my physio...
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    Walk? YES!

    I had a burst T12 on the 26th June 2006, yes this year! i fell from a 3rd story balcony, I was in ICU, had a bone graph emergency operation.

    Today I have intensive physio 5 days a week, which...
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