Specialty Orthotics

Speciallty orthotics that are being provided by trained certified clinicians at Winnipeg P&O are the Bioness, WalkAid and Saebo.

Bioness products use mild electrical stimulation to help people regain mobility after:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injury

NESS L300 Foot Drop System

The NESS L300 Foot Drop System is light-weight, fits just below the knee and is designed to be easy to put on and take off. It has three main parts-a leg cuff, a gait sensor, and a remote control-that use wireless communication to "talk" to each other to help you move where you want to go.

You can find out whether this product may be right for you* by contacting Winnipeg Prosthetics and Orthotics an authorized Bioness distributor/office. For more information about Bioness click here.

* The L300 is not for people with peripheral nerve disease or injury such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The L300 should not be used by people with certain types of pacemakers or implants, or people who have fractures, dislocations, or cancer in the leg. For other Contraindications, potential Adverse Reactions and Precautions please click here. A qualified physician can tell you whether the L300 is right for you.


Treatment options for Foot Drop depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Therefore, WalkAide is not right for everyone. To determine if WalkAide is right for you, consider the following statements:

  • I think I have Foot Drop, which forces me to drag a foot while walking, or engage in a high-stepping gait.
  • I have been diagnosed with Foot Drop by my doctor.
  • My Foot Drop is related to a stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis or other neurological condition.
  • Foot Drop is causing me to miss out on important aspects of my life.
  • My Foot Drop has resulted in a lower quality of life.
  • I do not have a pacemaker.
  • I do not suffer from seizures.

If most of these statements are true for you, you might be a good candidate for WalkAide.

WalkAide is a sophisticated medical device that can only be prescribed by a physician. As with all orthoses, a thorough evaluation by a credentialed and trained clinician from Winnipeg P&O  will determine  if WalkAide is right for you.



Saebo, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative rehabilitation products for stroke survivors and other neurologically impaired individuals. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company was founded in 2001 by two occupational therapists specializing in stroke rehabilitation Saebo’s pioneering treatment protocols are based on new research documenting the brain’s remarkable ability to “re-program” itself following injury.

The company’s neurological orthotic devices, including the ground-breaking SaeboFlex and SaeboReach, allow patients with very little residual arm and hand function to immediately begin performing task-oriented, grasp and release activities, thereby forging new pathways in the brain. With a network of over 4,500 trained clinicians spanning four continents, Saebo is committed to helping stroke survivors around the globe achieve a new level of independence. For more information on the above mentioned products contact a certified provider at Winnipeg P&O.

For more information on Saebo products.  www.saebo.com