Jane H. Burridge

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OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical effectiveness of the Odstock dropped foot stimulator by analysis of its effect on physiological cost index (PCI) and speed of walking. This functional electrical stimulation (FES) device stimulates the common peroneal nerve during the swing phase of gait. DESIGN A retrospective study of patients who had used the device for(More)
The Odstock dropped foot stimulator (ODFS) is a simple functional electrical stimulation (FES) device for the correction of dropped foot. Improved reliability, fine control of stimulation parameters, and careful application and follow-up have let to 86% compliance. Data on 56 patients (50 patients with hemiplegia, 5 patients with multiple sclerosis, and 1(More)
This paper reviews the technological developments in neural orthoses for the correction of upper motor neurone drop foot since 1961, when the technique was first proposed by Liberson and his co-workers. Drop foot stimulator (DFS) developments are reviewed starting with hard-wired single-channel and multichannel surface functional electrical stimulation(More)
PURPOSE To discuss the measurement of spasticity in the clinical and research environments, make recommendations based on the SPASM reviews of biomechanical, neurophysiological and clinical methods of measuring spasticity and indicate future developments of measurement tools. METHOD Using the results of the systematic reviews of the biomechanical,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the perceived benefit, pattern and problems of use of the Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator (ODFS) and the users' opinion of the service provided. DESIGN Questionnaire sent in a single mailshot to current and past users of the ODFS. Returns were sent anonymously. SETTING Outpatient-based clinical service. SUBJECTS One hundred and(More)
PURPOSE To review and characterise biomechanical approaches for the measurement of spasticity as one component of the upper motor neurone syndrome. METHOD Systematic literature searches based on defined constructs and a four-step review process of approaches used or described to measure spasticity, its association with function or associated phenomena.(More)
A kinematic model is presented based on surface marker placement generating wrist, metacarpal arch, fingers and thumb movements. Standard calculations are used throughout the model and then applied to the specified marker placement. A static trial involving eight unimpaired participants was carried out to assess inter-rater reliability. The standard(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the effect of the Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator (ODFS), a common peroneal stimulator, on the effort and speed of walking. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS Hemiplegic patients who had suffered a single stroke at least six months prior to the start of the trial whose walking was impaired by a drop-foot. INTERVENTIONS(More)
This study was concerned with individuals who were unable to effectively dorsiflex their ankle when walking, as a result of a lesion of the central nervous system (CNS). Indices that categorise and quantify different patterns of calf and anterior tibial muscle activation patterns during treadmill walking have been derived from a sample of fifteen(More)
The Odstock dropped foot stimulator (ODFS) is a foot switch controlled single channel neuromuscular stimulator for correction of dropped foot. Following a randomized controlled trial, the ODFS was recommended for use in the United Kingdom's National Health Service and a clinical service established. The patient performance was assessed by measurement of(More)