Davis Therapeutics of San Francisco

Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders would include any conditions that affect the impulses from the central nervous system to the extremities. The condition may manifest in a lack of protective sensation, such as with Diabetes, or it may manifest as an interrupted message to fire a muscle caused by a stroke, brain or spinal injury, post-surgical complication or diseases like Polio, Charcot-Marie-Tooths Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and many more.

In most cases, the approach is to stabilize a joint that can no longer be controlled by the muscles. Therefore, a device must be applied that can cross a joint while holding on the bones on either side of the joint. In our field, we are most often dealing with the ankle joint.

The ankle joint is stabilized by:

  • Drop foot

  • Lateral instability

  • Medial instability

  • Inability to plantar flex