Foot drop Masterclass with Alan Pearson

Friday 21 June at 2:30pm

Alan Pearson, is a Level 4 Exercise Coach specialising in long-term neurological conditions and is excited to present the next in the series of masterclasses focused on exercise and education for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). These sessions aim to enhance participants’ understanding of their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

With over ten years of experience working with people with MS and other neurological conditions, Alan has dedicated his career to helping individuals manage their symptoms through exercise and education. His goal is to empower people with knowledge that promotes independence and symptom management.

One common symptom Alan frequently addresses is the issue of foot drop, which many will know is characterised by the difficulty to lift the toes and flex the foot at the ankle. Other symptoms you might recognise as symptoms of foot drop include

  • Dragging or catching the foot on the floor
  • Increased trips and falls
  • A high-stepping gait or throwing the leg to the side while walking

So, in this upcoming masterclass Alan will

  • Discuss the challenges of foot drop and its impact on daily activities
  • Demonstrate beneficial exercises to support functional capacity and maintain a neutral foot position
  • Introduce equipment such as foot drop stimulators and foot orthoses
  • The session will also explore the global effects of foot drop on the body, including impacts on sitting, standing, and walking.

If you are interested in learning more about managing foot drop and improving your daily life with MS, please join us for this informative and practical masterclass.

How to book

To join this session, please login or register in our Portal area. The session is free to join if you have a monthly or year subscription. You do not need a subscription to join, as you can register and provide a donation for the class. The suggested amount for the class is £5. If you unable to make a donation, please contact us to see how you can access the online classes.

If you would like to know more or you are having trouble registering, please contact us at register@ms-uk.org.